Judicial Vacancies

EASTERN CARIBBEAN SUPREME COURT

VACANCY NOTICE

Programme Director, Judicial Education Institute

CLOSING DATE:  31  May 2024

VACANCY NOTICE

 Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for appointment to the post of Programme Director, Judicial Education Institute within the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, Headquarters, Castries, Saint Lucia.

 JOB DESCRIPTION

 JOB TITLE            :        Programme Director, Judicial Education Institute

REPORTS TO        :        Chairman, Judicial Education Institute

CLASSIFICATION :        MPP 7

 DUTIES AND TASKS

  1. Develop curriculum for Institute Programmes and source special university programmes for judges of the court.
  2. Conduct training for ECSC judicial officers and support staff as appropriate.
  3. Assess areas where ECSC may require specialized training to be more effective and efficient.
  4. Develop, Implement, and Supervise special training programmes for Judges with other institutions including the University of the West Indies.
  5. Develop and maintain the Strategic Plan for the Institute.
  6. Identify suitable training programmes for the judicial officers of the court.
  7. Develop policies and procedures for the judicial training judges should be required to undertake.
  8. Ensure that the annual work programmes are effectively executed.
  9. Supervise the preparation of operating and capital budgets.
  10. Liaise with international funding donors to secure grant funds for programme initiatives.
  11. Supervise the logistics for training activities, conferences, workshops, judicial orientation programmes, and other events to ensure that the highest standards expected of the institute are maintained.
  12. Ensure that funds for training programs and other events are properly managed.
  13. Supervise the preparation of information and reports from the Institute for inclusion on the website, e-newsletter, and the public / media.
  14. Ensure that the records and documents of the Institute are effectively and safely maintained.
  15. Supervise the Staff of the Institute.
  16. Supervise the dissemination of relevant information to the public on the work of the ECSC, in particular the JEI.
  17. Any other related duties as assigned from time to time by the Chairman of the JEI

    SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

  • Conduct investigative and analytical research.
  • Conduct inventory.
  • Update file classification system.
  • Conduct business systems analysis.
  • Develop retention and disposal Schedules.

    QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Applicants should have the following qualifications:

  • A graduate degree in law, education or related discipline; and
  • Has served as a Judge for at least five years in a Common Law jurisdiction; and
  • Has knowledge of the Judicial and Legal System of the Eastern Caribbean; and
  • Project Management training or experience would be an asset.

This job requires ten (10) years relevant working experience in a similar environment.

          REMUNERATION

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

Completed employment application form, together with a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), two [2] written reference letters and certified copies of documents pertaining to qualifications, should be addressed to:

The Secretary
               Judicial and Legal Services Commission
               Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court
               2nd Floor, Heraldine Rock Building
               The Waterfront
               P.O. Box 1093
              Castries
              Saint Lucia, West Indies.

To arrive no later than Friday, 31st May 2024. 

 NB:    Application forms may be downloaded at the Court’s Website (www.eccourts.org).  Applications may also be submitted via email to jlsc@eccourts.org.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Unsuitable candidates will not be acknowledged.  Candidates meeting the minimum qualifications and experience may not be considered for an interview.   Only the candidates with the best qualifications and experience will be shortlisted for interview.

EASTERN CARIBBEAN SUPREME COURT

VACANCY NOTICE

Suitably qualified applicants are invited to fill the position of:

HIGH COURT JUDGE

CLOSING DATE:  Friday, 24th May 2024.

To serve in any of the Member States and Territories of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court.  Applicants may be posted in a Member State or Territory despite being a citizen or resident of that country if the circumstances permit.

Applicants for the position of High Court Judge must:

  • be or have been a judge of a court of unlimited jurisdiction in civil and criminal matters in some part of the Commonwealth or a court having jurisdiction in appeals from such a court; or
  • be qualified to practise as an advocate in such a court, and has so practised for a period or periods amounting in the aggregate to not less than 10 years.

This appointment requires, in the main, presiding over a busy criminal docket and being able to deploy active case management strategies throughout all stages of the criminal trial process to ensure expeditious and effective resolution of cases. The post-holder may also be required to sit without a jury, as permitted by the relevant law, and be able to give reasons for decisions made in such cases and in respect of sentences imposed in a timely manner.  It is desirable therefore that applicants have a common law background and sound knowledge and experience in criminal practice and procedure. However, knowledge and experience in a combination of both criminal and civil practice and procedure is ideal. Specialist judicial experience in the criminal division of a superior court of record, though not a requirement, is desirable.

  Applicants are also expected to possess a high level of personal integrity and if successful are expected to subscribe to the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Code of Judicial Conduct.

TOTAL SALARY: EC$17,966.50 monthly inclusive of transportation and entertainment allowances, tax free.

Other benefits include, among others, fully funded medical insurance plan, non-contributory pension plan; rent-free accommodation or housing allowance, provision of orderly/driver.

Interested persons may download an application package from the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court’s Website – www.eccourts.org or make a request in writing from:

The Secretary

Judicial and Legal Services Commission
P
O. Box 1093
The Waterfront
Castries
Saint Lucia, West Indies

Telephone: [758] 457-3600

Email:  jlsc@eccourts.org

Deadline for receipt of applications:  Friday, 24th May 2024.

 Note:  Only suitably qualified applicants will be acknowledged.
The Commission does not bind itself to make an appointment from among those persons who apply.

Application Form and Guide – HCJ
Guide for Referees
Referee Assessment Form -fillable