The Government of the Cayman Islands is currently inviting applications for the following post:
CROWN COUNSEL (Civil – Human Rights)
CI$72,240 – CI$97,176 (approx. CAD$108,000 – CAD$146,000)
The Attorney General is the principal legal adviser to the Government of the Cayman Islands. The Solicitor General's Office (SGO) contributes towards the objectives of the Attorney General in providing comprehensive, reliable, and timely legal advice to Government agencies and various public bodies. It provides an effective and efficient service in the conduct of civil litigation for or on behalf of the Crown.
The Crown Counsel (Civil – Human Rights) will be expected to serve a primary role in the provision of advice on human rights and the conduct of related litigation. In addition, the post holder will contribute to the delivery of training within the civil service on relevant human rights issues and reviewing legislation for human rights compliance.
The role will also undertake work in a wide range of areas including administrative/public law, constitutional law, immigration, tort, employment, freedom of information/data protection, planning and land law, as well as contract preparation and review. Litigation will typically include judicial review, statutory appeals, writ actions and some tribunal proceedings.
Qualifications, Knowledge, Experience and Skills
Applicants for this position should be a Solicitor, Barrister or Attorney-at-Law qualified to practice in an English-speaking Commonwealth jurisdiction. Applicants must also:
Depending on the successful candidate, the appointment would be on contract for two (2) years in the first instance, with the option to seek renewal. Leave entitlement will be twenty five (25) working days per annum and benefits include air passages, baggage/freight and relocation allowances, a non-contributory Government Pension Scheme and medical and dental coverage. Please note CI$1.00 = approx. US$1.20, CAD$1.50).
A detailed job description, information on benefits and a Government Application Form are available at: www.recruitment.gov.ky
Please submit your Government Application Form, as well as a cover letter, résumé/curriculum vitae to: Leni Tatum, Portfolio of Legal Affairs, 4th Floor, Government Administration Building, 133 Elgin Avenue, P.O. Box 136, Grand Cayman, KY1-9000. Telephone: 1 345 244 4500. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for receipt of applications: Friday 23rd February, 2018