Attorney General, Government of Saint Helena employment with the Government of Saint Helena

Substitute role x 6 months and/or substantive role on 2-year contract available.
Competitive salary negotiable according to experience and qualifications,
plus international supplement.

About the role
The Attorney General is the primary legal adviser to the Governor and the governments of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha and provides wide-ranging expert legal advice. The role is varied, from overseeing all legislative drafting, to managing the legislative program, to being responsible for criminal prosecutions, drafting contracts and other legal instruments. Overseeing the Offices of the Attorney General, the role is responsible for leading and developing the legal and administrative team.

what you gonna do
No day will be the same in this role, and you will perform a wide and varied range of activities assigned to the Attorney General under the Constitution and other laws and policies. You will have overall responsibility for all Crown proceedings, managing the legislative agenda, criminal liability responsibilities, draft legal contracts/agreements and other legal instruments, while ensuring that the Attorney’s Office general grows and adapts to reflect the changing needs of the islands. Other specific responsibilities are outlined in the attached job profile.

What you will bring
You will be a qualified and experienced attorney or barrister (minimum 7 years after qualification) with experience in civil and criminal litigation, including advocacy in superior courts, in both the public and private sectors. In addition to your wide range of experiences, you will bring effective leadership and management skills, as well as demonstrable experience in leading and developing high-performing teams. A high level of communication, analysis, planning, influence and interpersonal skills (including influence, networking and diplomacy) are essential in this role.

What we offer
In addition to a negotiable salary (based on experience and qualifications), the following benefits are offered:
International Supplement – £19,900 per annum on a pro rata basis, full details of which can be found in the Overseas Vacancies information at, relocation allowance, pension contribution of 7.5% of salary at the end of the completed period, 30 days of annual leave per annual pro rata, plus statutory holidays. Full details on supplements and allowances can be found in the overseas vacancies information at

The appointment will be subject to:
• Satisfactory employment references
• Improved criminal record check
• Medical and dental authorization

How do we live and work in Saint Helena?
Saint Helena is a small volcanic island in the South Atlantic, part of the British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, located approximately 1,200 miles from the South African mainland and 800 miles from our nearest neighbor Ascension Island. Travel to and from the island is via a weekly charter flight (from October 2022) to Johannesburg, with international connections from there. To thrive here on this unique, challenging, and beautiful island, you must be resilient, adaptable, and able to live, work, and engage with a small community. More information can be found by visiting

How to apply?
An application form is available at Further information can be found here on this site, or you can contact Kedell Worboys on 0044-203-818 7610 or email [email protected] Applications must be sent to [email protected] and received by October 14, 2022. To be considered for the position, you must complete our application form. Please do not submit your resume. For the alternate position, applications will be assessed as received, therefore the closing date may be brought forward if a suitable candidate is identified.

The Government of Saint Helena positively accepts applications from all members of the community, regardless of race, gender, disability, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, and will consider all applications on the basis of merit, in accordance with the person’s specifications.

First stage interviews: October, by Skype or Zoom
Required start date: November 2022 (alternate) or early 2022 (substantive)

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