Parliamentary Counsel

Job Summary

Department: Attorney General's Chambers

Salary: $75000- $75000

Grade: R6 - R6

Allowances: Legal Services EC$48,000.00 per annum (taxable) Telephone EC$720.00 per annum (taxable) · Travel EC$9,600.00 per annum (non-taxable) Other Allowances · A Housing Allowance of $36,000.00 per annum (taxable) and a Market Premium of $40,000.00 (taxable) per annum (negotiable commensurate with relevant qualifications and experience) will be payable where applicable.

Deadline Date: Friday May 25, 2018

Days Left: 5

About the Job

The Government of Montserrat is seeking applications from suitably qualified persons for the post of Parliamentary Counsel, within the Legal Department.

 Responsibilities will include

·         Drafting bills, regulations and other instruments as required by the Government of Montserrat.

   Advising on law reform and providing legal advice and opinions on matters concerning proposed legislation.

 ·       Preparing and drafting statutes and other legislative enactments, Statutory Rules and Orders, Regulations, Proclamations and other documents of a general nature:

 ·     Advising Government ministries, departments and statutory and other bodies on matters involving the construction, drafting and revision of legislation

 ·         Liaising with local attorneys or other interested parties to affect a process of consultation about impending or planned legislation or amendments to existing legislation.

 ·         Assisting with the preparation and gazetting of bills and their passage through the Legislative Assembly

 ·         Advising on and amending for use locally, draft OECS and Caricom legislation prepared by regional drafting units as requested.

Qualifications and Experience

 As a minimum applicants should:

 be an Attorney at Law qualified to practice in a Commonwealth jurisdiction;

·         possess a Bachelor of Law Degree, Legal Education Certificate, and a Master of Laws Degree in Legislative drafting;

·         have least ten (10) years post-qualification experience as a Legislative Drafter in a Government entity or NGO;

·         have a working knowledge of, and ability to interpret the Laws of Montserrat;

·         possess a working knowledge of, and an ability to interpret legislation, rules, regulations, agreements and other legal documents;

·         possess the ability to draft, primary and subsidiary legislation and other legal documents;

·        demonstrate an extensive knowledge of constitutional and administrative law principles, legal practices and proceedings;

·         demonstrate decisiveness, soundness of judgment and clarity of presentation;

·         have knowledge of Government procedure and practices;

·         possess analytical and problem solving skills and the ability to make interpretations and sound recommendations;

·         possess sound interpersonal and organisations skills, leadership qualities and the ability to effectively motivate others;

·         possess the ability to communicate effectively at all levels;

·         be computer literate.


Terms of Appointment

 Appointment will be made on a contractual basis for a period of two (2) years or on a permanent basis.

Remuneration Package

The basic remuneration package for this post is as follows: -

 ·         Basic Salary -       EC$75,000.00 per annum (Taxable)


Legal Services       EC$48,000.00 per annum (taxable)

Telephone             EC$720.00 per annum (taxable)

·         Travel                   EC$9,600.00 per annum (non-taxable)


Other Allowances

·         A Housing Allowance of $36,000.00 per annum (taxable) and a Market Premium of $40,000.00 (taxable) per annum (negotiable commensurate with relevant qualifications and experience) will be payable where applicable.



 Application forms can be obtained from the Government of Montserrat’s website at or by contacting the Human Resource Management Unit, Brades, Montserrat by e-mail to or by telephone at (+664) 491-2365/2444 or by fax at (+664) 491-6234.  Certified copies of qualifications, as well as the names and letters of two referees must be submitted with your application.

 Completed application forms must be returned to the Human Resource Management Unit either by email, or by fax or by ordinary mail.  These should be addressed to the Chief Human Resources Officer, Human Resource Management Unit, Government Headquarters, Brades, Montserrat by May 25, 2018.

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