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Paralegal to the Criminal Prosecution Team (2 year fixed term contract)

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Hours:Full Time

Full Description

Service Area


Law Officers of the Crown


Grade: - EGIII £42,206 - £44,969 or EGIV £46,350 - £48,965 BAR EGV £50,325 - £53,166 per annum




The States of Guernsey are looking for a Paralegal to the Criminal Prosecution Team on a temporary basis until the end of December 2023.

This role will entail providing paralegal and high level administrative support to the Prosecution Team in relation to all criminal cases, but particularly in relation to Royal Court and Court of Appeal matters. The post involves the maintenance and monitoring of central team records, file and bundle preparation, liaising with the Courts, Law Enforcement, defence counsel and other criminal justice system agencies, including drafting correspondence and Court applications.

The post holder will report to the Director of Criminal Prosecutions and as appropriate to the Law Officers, and will regularly liaise with all professional and support staff in Chambers and with Advocates in private practice, and senior staff in other States Committees.

Please click on the link below to view a full job description for this role.

Job Description

Contact: Nick Whalley, Head of Operations and Transformation on tel. 07839 101300 or email: 


We strongly advise that applicants speak to the contact named above before applying for this role.


Closing Date: 6 December 2021


Candidates should upload supporting information to demonstrate how they meet the key criteria for the role.  This should be in addition to any CV supplied and should have clear examples of how each is met.  The key criteria can be found within the job description which is available by clicking the job description link above. The information provided by candidates will be used by the shortlisting panel when selecting candidates for interview.


Note - Internal applicants are required to inform their Line Manager before applying for any States of Guernsey positions. Internal references may be taken up prior to interview.


Appointment to this role will be subject to the following pre-employment checks which will be completed following an offer of employment:


  • Satisfactory references which must include one from the candidate's current line manager
  • Satisfactory, Basic Police Check, which can be obtained, at the candidates own expense, from the Guernsey Vetting Bureau, New Jetty, White Rock, St Peter Port, after an offer of appointment has been made. Convictions likely to be considered relevant to this post include crimes involving, but not limited to, theft, violence, dishonesty, fraud, vulnerable individuals and children
  • Confirmation of required qualifications / registrations
  • Possession of a valid Employment Permit


Should the successful applicant not meet the requirements sufficiently he/she may be appointed at a lower grade than stated. The successful applicant would then have the opportunity to progress to the grade advertised once the necessary skills and knowledge have been developed and they have demonstrated the ability to undertake the duties at the higher level.


Please note that the States of Guernsey is undergoing a significant period of change and transformation. The officer must acknowledge and accept that the nature and type of duties within the role are likely to evolve and change over time in the course of that transformation.  In such circumstances and accordance with the relevant terms and conditions of employment the employer may require the transfer, and/or redeployment, of an officer to other suitable roles within the States.


All employees are expected to uphold the purpose, vision and values of Service Guernsey: one organisation, one purpose, one focus and, in particular, to exhibit behaviours that reflect the core values of teamwork, accountability, customer service and empowerment.



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