To serve our community through an independent and impartial system according to the law.


The achievement of professionalism and excellence in the effective and efficient delivery of justice that benefits the community and maintains the rule of law.



  • Be accountable for our administrative and judicial functions
  • Employ our resources efficiently and effectively in line with best practice and world class benchmarks.


  • To deliver high quality service
  • To ensure properly trained staff
  • To value team work
  • To maintain respect for the community and co-workers
  • To take pride in our work
  • To be responsive to our stakeholder and clients

Judicial Independence

  • To ensure that the Magistrate’s Court remains independent in the exercise of its duties.

Community Trust and Confidence

  • To act without bias
  • To demonstrate integrity
  • To act independently
  • To value feedback from users

Governing Legislations

Legislation to which the Court are governed by:

  • The Magistrate’s Code of Procedure Act and amendments
  • Criminal Code  (Amendment) Acts of the Virgin Islands
  • Evidence Act
  • Virgin Islands Proceeds of Criminal Conduct (Amendment) Act
  • Virgin Islands Youth Court Act 2005
  • Drug Trafficking Offences (Amendment) Act
  • Virgin Islands Criminal Justice (Alternative Sentencing) Act
  • Coroner’s Act Cap 15 of the Laws of the Virgin Islands

Employment Opportunities Within The Department

Closing Date
Senior Administrative Officer

Senior Administrative Officer

Role Summary

The successful applicant will assist with the Department’s administrative functions to ensure its efficiency and effectiveness.

Main Responisbilities

1. Maintain, manage and oversee inventory, records and systems.
2. Assist in the planning and execution of the Department’s work.
3. Provide administrative and specialised support to management and organise events.
4. Research, analyse and prepare reports and advice.
5. Prepare correspondences and annual and monthly reports to ensure accurate dissemination of information.
6. Maintain supervision over the preparation of records of appeals, depositions, inquires payment of vouchers, purchase orders and warrants to ensure the actions of the court are fulfilled.
7. Prepare and process information in relation to Criminal Assizes and Court of Appeal to be forwarded to the High Court Registry to maintain the flow of information.
8. Ensure that the premises are secured and act as an On-Call Officer for security calls in order to maintain the safety of staff, equipment and files.
9. Undertake the role of the Deputy Court Manager in their absence to ensure the necessary tasks are completed in a timely manner.
10. Assist with the preparation of the annual budget.
11. Perform human resources functions.
12. Supervise assigned staff.
13. Perform any other related duties as required by Supervisor or any other senior officer in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/Management, Public Administration or related field
  • Five (5) years related experience
  • Excellent knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Sound knowledge of relevant accounting applications
  • Sound knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and computer applications
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Sound supervisory and management skills
Closing Date:
5 July 2022
5 July 2022

Department Contact Information

To make contact with Magistracy, see below for contact information:


P.O. Box 140 
Road Town, Tortola
Virgin Islands (British) VG1110

Business Hours:

Monday - Friday  
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Email Address: magistratescourtjh@gov.vg

Tel: 1-284-468-4360
Fax: 1-284-468-4302