The successful applicant will ensure that the Supreme Court’s administration operates in an efficient and effective manner through supervision, management, direction of financial control and maintenance of proper filing.
1.Ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the department and the supervision of assigned staff.
2.Perform the duties of Registrar as stated in the New Civil Procedure Rules 2000 to ensure compliance with law and regulations.
3.Ensure that the business of the Supreme Court, High Court and Court of Appeal is managed effectively to achieve established objectives.
4.Manage the financial expenditure of the Supreme Court, High Court and Commercial Court to ensure expenditure is kept to budget.
5.Perform duties of a Commissioner of Oaths and act as a Keeper of Deeds.
6.Sit as a member of the Legal Aid Board, perform duties of Mediation Co-ordinator, Registrar of Friendly Societies and Trade Unions.
7.Issue, process and execute Writs of Execution, grant and seal probates, letters of administration and decree absolutes to ensure Court functions are carried out.
8.Administer cases to include setting dates for hearings, issuing notices, corresponding with Attorneys and litigants and ensuring case file are properly maintained.
9.Ensure that the staff of the Supreme Court, High Court and Commercial Court are properly directed and trained in order to carry out their roles effectively.
10.Supervise the preparation of appeal bundles, their transmission to the Court of Appeal and attending the Sittings of the Court in the BVI.
11.Serve as the Accounting Officer.
12.Prepare and manage the Department’s Annual Budget.
13.Ensure the preparation and submission of Performance Planning and Appraisal Report for all staff.
14.Develop and implement strategic plans.
15.Identify job specific and environmental factors and develop, where applicable, implement and promote the health and safety policies. Mitigate and minimise workplace hazards.
16.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.