Current Vacancies

Head of Property

St Helena, South Atlantic
3 Years FTC

Competitive package circa £59-69k pa, includes salary, pension contribution, cost of living, relocation, rent and utilities (see Overseas Vacancy Information).

Could you manage and develop our island’s Property Division to improve quality of service delivery, efficiency and customer service… actively contributing to sustainable development?

A sub-tropical island of spectacular and beautiful landscapes in the South Atlantic with a warm and friendly population of 4,500, St Helena is a self-governing overseas territory of the UK, poised for future transformation with scheduled, commercial air access.

The Division manages the estate of crown land and buildings. It serves the needs of government services, generates revenue through sale of assets and supports business development on the island. Your remit will cover property, GIS and public works yard; the portfolio includes many assets of great historic significance.
 
As you oversee operations you will be responsible for strategic planning and development, budget and financial management and personnel and staff development issues, playing a key part in succession planning. Offering professional support, guidance and technical advice to colleagues you will liaise with elected members and with key internal and external partners, producing regular reports on progress against key indicators.

With increased focus on customer service and communications with elected members and other stakeholders, you will make it your aim to improve internal communications and increase efficient use of resources, developing the synergies between these different functions. Reducing reliance on overseas recruitment for key posts in the directorate will be important and will entail a focus on staff training and development.

Degree level educated or beyond, or with relevant professional experience at a senior and strategic level, your background will be in building surveying and/or property management. Working knowledge of the legal side of property including leases, sales and tenancies will be essential along with a pragmatic and innovative approach.

We offer an extensive benefits package with 30 days leave pa, fare paid travel, freight and storage allowances. An application form can be found at www.sthelenacareers.com where further information can also be found, or you may contact Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or email: shgukrep@sthelenagov.com. This is where applications must be sent and received by 24 August 2017. Interviews will be held in London.

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Probation Officer

St Helena, South Atlantic
2 Year FTC

Competitive package circa £46-51k pa, depending on qualifications and experience, includes salary, pension contribution, cost of living, relocation, rent and utilities (see Overseas Vacancy Information).

Could you help to develop systems for general offender management, including working with domestic abuse perpetrators and sex offenders?

A sub-tropical island of spectacular and beautiful landscapes in the South Atlantic with a warm and friendly population of 4,500, St Helena is a self-governing overseas territory of the UK, poised for future transformation with scheduled, commercial air access.

The St Helena Offender Management Service includes provision of MAPPA, Court cover, PSRs, Probation Orders, Community Service, Post-Release Licences, Risk Assessments, Sentence Planning and preventive work with partner agencies. You will be one of two UK trained Probation Officers with an Offender Manager DC and a Trainee DC.  The team is managed by a DS and a senior Police DCI, supported by a range of local partnership agencies and individuals. You will need to train and develop staff in the Police Service and other partnership agencies to offer services comparable to the UK.

You will take the lead in delivering Offender Management and Probation Services to offenders primarily in the community on Probation Orders and Community Service Orders but will also work with those in custody and under MAPPA arrangements. In co-operation with other staff and agencies you will manage a caseload of offenders and your priority will be to identify domestic abuse perpetrators who pose the most risk to the community and working with offenders to address their behaviour through formal and informal interventions.

As you support the adult and children’s Safeguarding Boards in the delivery of key messages and education for those preventative initiatives identified, you will work with partner agencies to deliver interventions directed at Juveniles to prevent and reduce offending behaviour.

As fully qualified ARMS trained probation officer you will have recently managed offenders serving Custodial and Community Sentences. With specific experience of managing domestic abuse perpetrators and sex offenders and in delivering interventions to offenders in order to reduce risk and manage safe community integration, you will be familiar with MAPPA, MARAC and public protection arrangements and have a broad knowledge of the full range of probation interventions available. Able to train and mentor staff with specific experience in this area, you will work collaboratively and innovatively delivering proactive preventative work with a positive and flexible approach in this challenging environment, adapting current UK processes and creating new processes to fit St Helena’s needs

We offer an extensive benefits package with 30 days leave pa, fare paid travel, freight and storage allowances. An application form can be found at www.sthelenacareers.com where further information can also be found, or you may contact Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or email: shgukrep@sthelenagov.com. This is where applications must be sent and received by 31 August 2017. Interviews will be held in London.

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Pelagic Ecosystem Project Officer

St Helena, South Atlantic Island:Contract will commence as soon practical and will end in June 2019.

Salary for the post is at £20,000 per annum dependent on experience.

A contract package will include accommodation on island up to £500 per month and travel costs to and from the Island at the start, mid project break and at the end of the Project will be paid by St Helena Government.

A sub-tropical island of spectacular and beautiful landscapes in the South Atlantic with a warm and friendly population of 4,500, St Helena is a self-governing overseas territory of the UK, poised for future transformation with scheduled, commercial air access.

The Environment and Natural Resources Directorate has a vacancy for a full time Pelagic Ecosystem Project Manager.  This is a Darwin Project post and the successful candidate will work closely with the Marine Section and project partners to lead the plankton sampling, oceanographic data collection and analysis. The project manager will support financial and administrative management and also undertake data analysis and report writing under the guidance of senior scientists affiliated with the project to ensure all project outputs are met.

All applicants will be required to take a computer based in-tray activity and must have a valid drivers license.

 If you are interested in finding out more about this unique opportunity please contact Miss Annalea Beard, Marine Conservation Assistant on telephone number 0290 22270 (e-mail annalea-beard@enrd.gov.sh) also you may review the attached Term of Reference.

An application form can be sent to you from the Human Resources Manager, Miss Karen Thomas who may be contacted via e-mail on karen-thomas@enrd.gov.sh This is where applications must be sent and received by 28 July 2017.

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Midwife

St Helena, South Atlantic
2 Years FTC commencing ASAP

Competitive package circa £53k pa, includes salary, pension contribution, cost of living, relocation, rent and utilities (see Overseas Vacancy Information).

As one of three midwives, you will share responsibility for a comprehensive programme of person-centred care and support to mothers’ ante-natally, during delivery and post-natally.

A sub-tropical island of spectacular and beautiful landscapes in the South Atlantic with a warm and friendly population of 4,500, St Helena is a self-governing overseas territory of the UK, poised for total transformation with the imminent opening of an international airport. The 42-bed General Hospital in the capital, Jamestown, covers all areas of acute medical and surgical care.

With the other midwives and clinical professionals, you will contribute to the development and improvement of clinical policies, protocols and procedures and guidelines to ensure best practice midwifery care, and the reduction and minimisation of clinical risks, through assessment, planning, and evaluation of care. Together, you will offer a programme of pre-conception advice and health promotion to women of childbearing age with regular antenatal screening plus advice and support to expectant mothers. Post-natal follow up will monitor the health and development of the newborn plus the physical and psychological health and wellbeing of the mother.

Helping with audits and reviews of the hospital midwifery service, you will supervise the auxiliary and nursing staff’s maternity related patient care and teach junior members of staff, including classroom and bedside teaching. You will also provide teaching, training and updates to the other midwives and organise and manage maternity stock items.

Having full registration with the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council, or equivalent qualification and registration, you should have developed full-time experience of midwifery within the last five years.

We offer an extensive benefits package with 30 days leave pa, fare paid travel, freight, transport and storage allowances. An application form can be found at www.sthelenacareers.com where further information can also be found, or you may contact Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or email: shgukrep@sthelenagov.com  This is where applications must be sent to and received by 03 August 2017. Interviews will be held in London.

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Detective Chief Inspector - Investigations and Public Protection

St Helena, South Atlantic
2 years FTC

Competitive package circa £74k-£79 pa, includes salary, pension contribution, cost of living, relocation, rent and utilities (see Overseas Vacancy Information).

Apply your exceptional leadership skills to manage day to day crime on the islands of St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.

A sub-tropical island of spectacular and beautiful landscapes in the South Atlantic with a warm and friendly population of 4,500, St Helena is a self-governing overseas territory of the UK, poised for future transformation with scheduled, commercial air access. The St Helena Police Service comprises of a Chief of Police, two Chief Inspectors (Operations and Investigations) two Inspectors, six Sergeants and 14 Constables.

Working with key partners and stakeholders to enhance, implement and maintain Child and Adult Safeguarding procedures, you will have specific responsibility for the Investigations and Public Protection Teams overseeing investigations and providing mentoring and coaching.

You will develop practices and policies for the management and investigation of crime and their implementation at a strategic and tactical level. Working across all shifts when required, you will be ‘on call’ as a senior officer. SIO for serious crime investigations, you will deputise for the Director of Police when required. You will also represent the Police Service at the Safeguarding Childs Board, MAPPA and other related meetings and forums.

Having worked within a Senior Command Team as a Chief Inspector you will have broad policing and operational command experience including the command and management of incidents. Having acted as SIO you will have partnered with external stakeholders and have knowledge and experience of Child and Adult Safeguarding procedures and of working with Children and Adult Safeguarding Children’s Boards. You will also have a background in offender management and intelligence management.

We offer an extensive benefits package with 30 days leave pa, fare paid travel, freight and storage allowances. An application form can be found at www.sthelenacareers.com where further information can also be found, or you may contact Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or email: shgukrep@sthelenagov.com. This is where applications must be sent and received by Wednesday 2 August 2017. Interviews will be held in London.

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Occupational Therapist
 
St Helena, South Atlantic
1 Year FTC

Competitive package circa £52k pa, includes salary, pension contribution, cost of living, relocation, rent and utilities (see Overseas Vacancy Information).

A sub-tropical island of spectacular and beautiful landscapes in the South Atlantic with a warm and friendly population of 4,000, St Helena is a self-governing overseas territory of the UK, poised for transformation with the imminent construction of an airport.

With the help of a locally trained assistant you will offer the full spectrum of Occupational Therapy, with particular emphasis on the disabled and vulnerable living in the community and in residential care. Delivering training programmes for care staff and community carers on the island, you will improve community-based rehabilitation services and contribute to the island’s disability policy, developing practice and protocols for the transition into work and future development of OT recipients. You will also create OT programmes for residential care homes.

As you develop community-based OT services you will offer technical support to colleagues and advise on developments to support the disabled in their homes, networking to improve rehabilitation services. Developing day-care programmes for the elderly and disabled you will coordinate and implement training events and workshops for community based carers, building a team of well trained staff and volunteers. You will also share learning and networking with the wider health sector, other organisations and the community.

You must of course keep up to date with developments in OT, applying evidence-based practice and maintaining records on the EMIS system. Controlling supplies and materials within the unit you will improve the system to monitor equipment out on loan.

Sufficiently confident in your professional knowledge to work as an autonomous practitioner, you will have strong interpersonal skills, good oral and written communication and a positive, motivational personality, able to improvise using available resources. You must be a qualified and registered Occupational Therapist, preferably holding a Masters in OT. Experienced in mental health therapies and in managing and developing community-based rehabilitation services, you will already have trained OT staff and carers. A valid driving licence is required.

We offer an extensive benefits package with 20 days leave pa, fare paid travel, freight, transport and storage allowances. An application form can be found at www.sthelenacareers.com where further information can also be found, or you may contact Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or email: shgukrep@sthelenagov.com. Applications must be sent to shgukrep@sthelenagov.com and received by 3 July 2017. Interviews will be held in London.

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Specialist in Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine or General Practice

St Helena, South Atlantic
2 years FTC commencing As soon as possible

Competitive package circa £108k pa, includes salary, pension contribution, cost of living, relocation, rent and utilities (see Overseas Vacancy Information).

Helping to develop Primary Care Services. you will actively support our programme of health services reform, playing an active part in health promotion and preventative care programmes.

A sub-tropical island of spectacular and beautiful landscapes in the South Atlantic with a warm and friendly population of 4,500, St Helena is a self-governing overseas territory of the UK, poised for total transformation with the imminent opening of an international airport. The 30-bed General Hospital in the capital, Jamestown, covers all areas of acute medical and surgical care.

Under the supervision of the Senior Medical Officer you will run out-patient clinics covering a wide range of practice, including diabetes, hypertension, cardio-pulmonary disease, paediatrics, ENT, ophthalmology etc. You will also be required to take care of in-patients as well as being primary on-call approximately every fourth night supporting the nursing staff in the triage and attending possible emergencies. You will be supported by specialist colleagues in anaesthetics, surgery, orthopedics and obstetrics/gynaecology as well as two other medical officers.

Your substantial experience as a GP or Consultant, or experience at Registrar level, should be supported by full GMC registration or equivalent and good standing with that body, with very good command of the English language.

We offer an extensive benefits package with 30 days leave pa, fare paid travel, freight and storage allowances.  An application form can be found at www.sthelenacareers.com  where further information can also be found, or you may contact Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or email: shgukrep@sthelenagov.com.  Applications must be sent to shgukrep@sthelenagov.com and received by 26 June 2017.Interviews will be held in London.

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Chief Auditor

St Helena, South Atlantic
3-year full-time contract commencing September 2017

Competitive salary at £70,000 plus expatriate benefits including accommodation allowance relocation assistance and fare paid leave.

St Helena Government offers an extraordinary opportunity for a qualified accountant with significant external audit experience to be appointed as statutory external auditor for St Helena.  This demanding but rewarding role will require professional leadership in financial and performance audit and can make a major contribution to public accountability at a key time in the economic development of the Island.

A sub-tropical island of spectacular and beautiful landscapes in the South Atlantic with a warm and friendly population of 4,000, St Helena is a self-governing UK Overseas Territory, poised for transformation with the opening of the international airport to scheduled air services.

The Chief Auditor holds a constitutional office independent of Government.  As the statutory external auditor the Chief Auditor is responsible for providing independent assurance on whether public resources are used and accounted for properly, promoting public accountability in the administration of St Helena, providing advice to the Public Accounts Committee, and conducting performance audits.

As a qualified professional you will have significant engagement leadership experience delivering ISA compliant external audits ideally in a public sector environment and managing assurance or consulting assignments.  You will also have excellent communication and relationship management skills with the ability to develop trust and confidence with stakeholders and promote improvement in public accountability and governance.

We offer an extensive benefits package with 30 days annual leave, fare-paid return travel, contribution to pension, plus tax-free allowances for relocation and accommodation.

Further information can be found www.sthelenacareers.com or you may contact Kedell Worboys SHG UK Representative on 0203 818 7610 or email: shgukrep@sthelenagov.com or Phil Sharman Chief Auditor e-mail: phil.sharman@sainthelena.gov.sh

In order to apply please submit application forms to shgukrep@sthelenagov.com by the closing date of Thursday 29 June 2017. Interviews will be held in London on Tuesday 18 July 2017.

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