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Internal Position No. Job Title Closing Date Department
82 of 2016
Senior Crown Counsel

Senior Crown Counsel

Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

Role Summary

The successful applicant will provide legal advice as well as prosecute cases in order to maintain the integrity of the legal system in a professional manner.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Serve as Senior Counsel in the Courts and assist Senior Officers during criminal trials in order to maintain the activities of the Court.
  2. Prepare cases, draft charges and arguments, letters, opinions and legal documents as well as manage the preparation, filing and service of documents.
  3. Prepare outgoing letters of request for legal assistance in criminal matters and advise on incoming letters of request for legal assistance in criminal matters when required.
  4. Provide written legal advice to Commissions, Government Ministries and Departments, and attend meetings to provide immediate oral advice on legal matters as required in order to provide timely and professional information.
  5. Attend/Participate relevant workshops and seminars and assist with presentations when requested in order to represent the Department and ensure awareness of up-to-date legislation, knowledge and information.
  6. Undertakes general legal assignments including the drafting and/or vetting of legal matters.
  7. Prepare for adjudication of matters, negotiate amicable settlements: contract or court.
  8. Serve on various committees as required.
  9. Supervise and lead Crown Counsel in the management of cases.
  10. 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 of Laws Degree or equivalent
  • Bar Professional Training Course Certificate (BPTC)
  • Admitted to the BVI Bar or imminent Call or other common law Bar qualifications
  • Seven (7) to eight (8) years post qualification experience
  • Expert knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Expert knowledge and experience in criminal prosecutions
  • Sound knowledge of applicable statutes and statutory interpretation
  • Excellent knowledge of and experience in Court proceedings
  • Ability to master and interpret legislation
  • Sound knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and computer applications
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in writing and verbally
  • Sound analytical, negotiating, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Sound legal research skills
11 October 2016
11 October 2016 Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
81 of 2016
Assistant Secretary

Assistant Secretary

Attorney General’s Chambers

Role Summary

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

Main Responsibilities

  1. Ensure the smooth and efficient operations of the Chambers through the management of the daily operations and supervision of assigned staff.
  2. Serve as Office Manager for the Chambers.
  3. Prepare correspondences and reports to ensure accurate dissemination of information.
  4. Provide administrative and specialised support (including paralegal support) to management.
  5. Organise and coordinate travel, seminars, conferences, meetings and events; attend, record and report minutes as required.
  6. Maintain, manage and oversee inventory, records and systems.
  7. Conduct research and assist with policy development, analysis and delivery in line with the requirements of the Ministry.
  8. Conduct special projects as assigned in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the Department.
  9. Assist with the development and implementation of the strategic plans for the Chambers.
  10. 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 Law, Business Administration/Management, Public Administration or related field
  • Five (5) years working experience in a related area
  • Excellent knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Good knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and computer applications
  • Sound analytical and decision-making skills
  • Sound interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Sound paralegal skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Good supervisory and management skills
3 October 2016
3 October 2016 Attorney General’s Chambers