To provide essential support services for Members in the exercise of their parliamentary functions, in an informed and efficient manner, and to inform the public, on an on-going basis, about the parliamentary procedures of the House of Assembly.


To be seen, locally, regionally and internationally, as a leader in the provision of parliamentary services.


  • Impartiality
  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Respect for parliamentary processes, practices and procedures
  • Commitment to a fair, healthy, safe and rewarding workplace environment


  • Maintaining the highest standards for efficient processing of legislation
  • Providing reliable and proficient administrative and research services
  • Employing competent and impartial professionals
  • Accurately recording House of Assembly proceedings
  • Promptly processing and dispensing legislation
  • Continually educating the public about parliamentary democracy and the functioning of the House of Assembly
  • Regularly evaluating information and services provided
  • Providing continuous training on all aspects of parliamentary procedures

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 Responsibilities

  1. Ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the department and the supervision of assigned staff.
  2. Maintain, manage and oversee inventory, records and systems.
  3. Assist in the planning and execution of the Department’s work.
  4. Provide administrative and specialised support to management and organise events.
  5. Research, analyse and prepare reports and advice.
  6. Prepare correspondences, annual and monthly reports to ensure accurate dissemination of information.
  7. Assist in the preparations for Sittings of the House of Assembly and Committee meetings including compilation of sitting packages and notices, and acting as secretary when required, to ensure the smooth running of sittings.
  8. Assist in the provision of secretarial and protocol services for members to ensure all services are provided in a professional and timely manner.
  9. Assist with preparation of Acts and Resolutions passed by the House of Assembly to ensure the timely completion of these.
  10. Deputise in the absence of the Deputy Clerk.
  11. Perform human resources functions including preparation of increments, leave records and other administrative matters.
  12. Perform relevant accounting functions.
  13. Assist with Protocol duties and act as Liaison Officer when necessary.
  14. Serve as Secretary to all assigned Select Committees.
  15. 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
  • Three (3) to five (5) years related experience
  • Excellent knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Sound knowledge of the Constitution of the Virgin Islands
  • Sound knowledge of the Standing Orders of the House of Assembly, other related legislation and the Erskine May
  • Parliamentary Procedure and Practice
  • 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 skills
Closing Date:
20 June 2023
20 June 2023

Department Contact Information

To make contact with Office of the House of Assembly, see below for contact information:

Office of The House of Assembly

P.O. Box 2390
Road Town, Tortola
Virgin Islands (British) VG1110

Business Hours:

Monday - Friday  
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Email Address: HOA@gov.vg

Telephone: 1(284) 468-6900 /6980
Fax: 1(284) 468-6993