Current Vacancies

Locum Crown Counsel

St Helena, South Atlantic
6 months FTC commencing ASAP

£40k pa pro rata, taxable in St Helena plus other non-taxable allowances

Without the need for close supervision you will have conduct of most, and usually all, Government civil litigation.

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. It’s now poised for transformation with the recent opening of a brand new international airport offering scheduled commercial air access.

You will advise all organs of government on contracts, procurement, leases and land, HR and employment matters along with occasional advice to the planning department. You will also support the procurement board where necessary. You will also advise upon all aspects of general common law in St Helena (mainly civil) and conduct litigation in civil and employment matters that includes drafting pleadings and all court documents and appearing in court where necessary.

Assisting with legislative drafting, you will advise members of the Legislative Council on actual or potential Council business, including bills, with respect to any queries or clarifications in areas pertinent to civil practice.

A UK qualified solicitor or barrister with substantial experience of civil general common law, you will have worked in or with public sector organisations and in an in-house environment. Having run your own caseload with little litigation support, you must have good communication skills, a flexible approach and strong analytical skills.

We offer an extensive benefits package with 10 days leave pa and which will include a contribution to pension, plus generous income tax-free allowances for relocation, rent and utilities. An application form can be found at www.sthelenacareers.com where further information can also be found, or you may contact Glenda Bas on 0203 818 7610 or email: shgukrep.manager@sthelenagov.com. This is where applications must be sent and received by 23 Feburary2018. Interviews will be held in London.

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Specialist Medical Officer – General Duty and Emergency Doctor

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

Salary £85k pa, taxable in St Helena
A tax free International Supplement will also apply

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. It’s now poised for transformation with the recent opening of a brand new international airport offering scheduled commercial air access. The 30-bed General Hospital in the capital, Jamestown, covers all areas of acute medical and surgical care.

Working with the other medical officers, 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.

This role is suitable for an Emergency Physician or Internal Medicine Specialist. Suitable candidates would already be Consultants or Registrars nearing completion of training to become consultants. A minimum of 5-years’ post qualification experience is essential with full GMC registration or equivalent, good standing with the relevant registering authority and a very good command of the English language.

We offer an extensive benefits package with 30 days leave pa, fare paid travel, freight and relocation allowances (see overseas vacancy information).  An application form can be found at www.sthelenacareers.com  where further information can also be found, or you may contact Glenda Bas on 0203 818 7610 or email: shgukrep.manager@sthelenagov.com.  Applications must be sent to shgukrep.manager@sthelenagov.com and received by 19 February 2018.

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Specialist Anaesthetist/Intensive Care with General Medicine Knowledge

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

Salary £85k pa, taxable in St Helena
A tax free International Supplement will also apply

On-call 24/7 for anaesthetics and intensive care patients, you will be responsible for all IC patients on the island; normally one or two theatre day a week.

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. It’s now poised for transformation with the recent opening of a brand new international airport offering scheduled commercial air access. The 30-bed General Hospital in the capital, Jamestown, covers all areas of acute medical and surgical care.

Responsible for preoperative preparation of surgical patients, implementing resuscitation procedures and for stabilization and the care of critically ill patients, you will participate in the general practice clinics and share out-patient and in-patient duties. As a member of the general on-call rota you will provide emergency out-of-hours care with back-support from other medical professionals (surgery, cardiology, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology). Usually this means being on-call for general medicine every 4th to 8th day or depending on the number of Doctors available.

You will deal with adult and paediatric patients alike which would include general anaesthesia (LMA or intubation), neuraxial blocks and axillary plexus blocks. Neonatal cases may also arise. Assisting the SMO in collection of health information data as required you will also participate in and contribute to the clinical governance committee.

Managing Acute teams, you will offer pain relief in labour and obstetric anaesthesia, post-operative pain, acute pain medicine and chronic and cancer pain management. You will provide sedation and anaesthesia for patients undergoing various procedures including endoscopic procedures, interventional radiology and dental surgery. Responsibilities will also cover the transport of acutely ill and injured patients.

Holding full GMC registration or equivalent and good standing with that body, you will have worked at Consultant or Senior Specialist Registrar level with substantial post graduate experience. FRCA or DESA or equivalent and ATLS, APLS or equivalent you must have good command of the English language

We offer an extensive benefits package with 30 days leave pa, fare paid travel, freight and relocation allowances (see overseas vacancy information).  An application form can be found at www.sthelenacareers.com  where further information can also be found, or you may contact Glenda Bas on 0203 818 7610 or email: shgukrep.manager@sthelenagov.com Applications must be sent to shgukrep.manager@sthelenagov.com and  received by 19 February2018. Interviews will be held in London.

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Community Psychiatric Nurse

St Helena Island, South Atlantic
2 years FTC commencing asap

£35k-£40k pa depending on qualifications & experience, taxable in St Helena
A tax free International Supplement will also apply

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.

Mental Health services on the island are managed by a Team Lead and CPN’s in collaboration with GPs with 24/7/365 distance support from a Consultant Psychiatrist based in South Africa and from a clinical psychologist when required.

You will manage patients in the community, residential care and during hospital admissions, liaising regularly with the medical officer and communicating with relatives and significant others.

Providing enhanced nursing practice such as CBT, you will run anxiety management and depression courses, supervise learners and other care providers and train and mentor staff in clinical areas and classrooms.

Your participation in the development and implementation of a mental health promotion and prevention programme will include public talks, suicide prevention and self-help groups. You will also offer a mental health consultation and assessment service to other sectors and advise on child protection issues, providing evidence including forensics, in court.

You must be a UK Registered Level 1 Mental Health Nurse or equivalent with substantial post-registration experience, including community psychiatric care and a CBT background.

We offer a benefits package that include 30 days leave pa, fare paid travel, freight and relocation allowances (see overseas vacancy information).  An application form can be found at www.sthelenacareers.com  where further information can also be found, or you may contact Glenda Bas on 0203 818 7610 or email: shgukrep.manager@sthelenagov.com. This is where applications must be sent and received by 22 February 2018. Interviews will be held in London.

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Team Leader – Community Mental Health Service

St Helena Island, South Atlantic
2 years FTC commencing ASAP

Salary £45k pa, taxable in St Helena
A tax free International Supplement will also apply

Play a pivotal role in the planning and delivery of mental health services on an island community.

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. It’s now poised for transformation with the recent opening of a brand new international airport offering scheduled commercial air access. The island’s community mental health team is supported by resident medical officers with remote support and annual visits from a Europe-based Consultant Psychiatrist.

Your key objective will be to lead, manage and support the mental health team to deploy available resources and work collaboratively across relevant services to deliver a community focused, patient-oriented mental health service focused on prevention.

A fully registered mental health practitioner with team management and leadership experience, your significant post qualification experience includes managing service teams and resources. A significant background in service redesign, planning and implementing change, experience of working in a multicultural setting and the ability to influence across professional boundaries will be essential.

This role is open to all cadres of mental health professionals; we are particularly keen to hear from consultant nurses, community psychiatric nurses, mental health nurse prescribers and qualified approved mental health practitioners with experience of leading teams and managing community mental health services.

We offer a benefits package that include 30 days leave pa, fare paid travel, freight and relocation allowances (see overseas vacancy information). An application form can be found at www.sthelenacareers.com where further information can also be found, or you may contact Glenda Bas on 0203 818 7610 or email: shgukrep.manager@sthelenagov.com. This is where applications must be sent and received by22 February 2018. Interviews will be held in London.

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Community Psychiatric Nurse
(with Children & Adolescence Mental Health caseload)

St Helena Island, South Atlantic
2 years FTC commencing ASAP

Salary £35k -£40k pa depending on qualifications and experience, taxable in St Helena
A tax free International Supplement will also apply

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. It’s now poised for transformation with the recent opening of a brand new international airport offering scheduled commercial air access. The island’s community mental health team is supported by resident medical officers with remote support and annual visits from a Europe-based Consultant Psychiatrist.

In collaboration with the clinical psychologist, educational psychologist, teachers and children’s social worker you will create a comprehensive approach to child and adolescent mental health care planning and delivery. With the support and supervision of the psychiatric clinic’s medical officer you will manage patients in the community, residential care and during hospital admissions.

You must ensure the workplace is a stimulating learning environment, training and mentoring in classroom and clinical areas, supervising learners and other care providers and mentoring student nurses.

Conducting anxiety management and depression courses, you will develop and implement a mental health promotion and prevention programme, including public talks, suicide prevention, and self-help groups. You will also help to run a mental health consultation and assessment service to other sectors including Education, Safeguarding, Learning Disability and the Prison Service. Providing enhanced nursing practice such as CBT you will advise on child protection issues and give evidence in court.

A UK Registered Level 1 Mental Health Nurse or equivalent, you shave significant post registration experience including community psychiatric care, with a Children & Adolescents Mental Health Service background.

We offer a benefits package that include 30 days leave pa, fare paid travel, freight and relocation allowances (see overseas vacancy information). An application form can be found at www.sthelenacareers.com where further information can also be found, or you may contact Glenda Bas on 0203 818 7610 or email: shgukrep.manager@sthelenagov.com. This is where applications must be sent and received by 22 February 2018. Interviews will be held in London.

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Chief Executive for Economic Development

St Helena, South Atlantic
2 years Fixed Term Contract

Competitive salary depending on experience and qualifications, plus a non-taxable supplement

Are you interested in joining an organisation that is responsible for promoting and facilitating economic and commercial development for the Island of Saint Helena?

Saint Helena Island, a sub-tropical island, situated in the South Atlantic Ocean, is rich in heritage and has stunning scenery.   The Island, a self-governing overseas territory of the UK, is warm and welcoming with a population of around 4,500.   

With the completion of the Island’s International airport and commercial flights now operational, together with the potential landing of a submarine fibre optic cable in 2020, the key focus is developing an Island wide sustainable economy.  

Working hand-in-hand with a number of stakeholders including the private sector and St Helena Government (SHG), the successful candidate will be required to take the lead in implementing Government’s economic policy and bringing about St Helena’s economic transformation.

Must be able to articulate a shared vision of change under a Strategic Economic Development Plan (SEDP) and have overall responsibility to achieve targets as set out in the SEDP through the resources of Enterprise St Helena, an organisation responsible for private sector development and economic growth.

The successful applicant will be expected to continue to help and support business growth on the Island, to work with SHG to create an investor friendly environment and encourage local and foreign investment by increasing awareness of economic and commercial opportunities afforded through improved access and internet connectivity.   Educated to degree level, preferably with a relevant post graduate qualification or equivalent, the successful candidate must show pragmatic leadership and be able to shape and engender vision and change.  Already having a clear understanding of the operation of investment markets and international tourism the successful candidate must be able to demonstrate an in depth understanding of development economics.  

xperience of working at a senior level in a development agency or commercial enterprise is essential as is the need for a strong network of relevant high level corporate contacts.    Background knowledge and experience should include investment incentives; planning and development; identification and packaging of investment opportunities; appraisal, negotiation and conclusion of inward investments and institutional development.  Experience of working closely with or for government organisations would be desirable.

This assignment might also be of interest to Local Enterprise Partnerships/Economic Development Corporations.

The package includes 30 days leave per annum. To obtain an application form and for further information on the role you may contact Glenda Bas on 0203 818 7610 or email: shgukrep.manager@sthelenagov.com or Barbara George on 00 290 22720 or email:  barbara.george@sainthelena.gov.sh .  Applications to shgukrep.manager@sthelenagov.com must be received by 13 February 2018.  Interviews will be held in London.

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Pharmacist

St Helena, South Atlantic
2 years FTC

Competitive package circa £65k - £70k pa, depending on qualifications and experience, includes salary, pension, 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 4,500, St Helena is a self-governing overseas territory of the UK. It’s now poised for transformation with the recent opening of a brand new international airport offering scheduled commercial air access. The 42-bed General Hospital in the capital, Jamestown, covers all areas of acute medical and surgical care.

Offering OTC advice and prescribing for minor ailments, you will work closely with the outpatient triage nurse, managing discharge prescriptions and counselling where necessary. Monitoring prescriptions and advising clinicians on all aspects of medication, you must evaluate and keep abreast of new medications and advise on their adoption. You will utilise the electronic medical record system and maintain and update the Directorate’s Patient Group Directions, drug prescribing guidance and the St Helena Formulary.

In collaboration with clinical colleagues you will maintain, update and monitor compliance with the St Helena Formulary and other pharmaceutical guidelines. This will include attending ward rounds and other meetings with clinical staff to input and advise on prescribing behaviours. You will be supported by three dispensers, a store keeper and a split-post dispenser/store-keeper.

Holding a Pharmacy degree with registration and good standing with the General Pharmaceutical Council you must have post-registration clinical experience. Being on-call will be a key requirement as is Saturday-working on a rotational basis.

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 9 February 2018. Interviews will be held in London.

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Prison Manager

St Helena, South Atlantic
2 years FTC commencing late April 2018

Competitive package circa £60k pa, includes salary, pension, cost of living, relocation, rent and utilities (see Overseas Vacancy Information)

St Helena’s most notable prisoner was of course Napoleon Bonaparte.

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. It’s now poised for transformation with the recent opening of a brand new international airport offering scheduled commercial air access. The St Helena Prison Service consists of the Superintendent Gaols (Chief of Police), a Prison Manager working alongside a Deputy Prison Manager, four Senior Prison Officers and 12 Prison Officers.

You will own the operational management of HMP Jamestown, a small prison holding all categories of inmate. You will deliver policies, practices and procedures to maintain a safe and secure custody environment as you monitor, review and develop the present prison regime. You should recommend and where possible implement any changes necessary for the effective running of the Prison Service.

Developing and training a local Prison Manager Designate, you will facilitate continuing professional development for prison staff, identifying and implementing training needs and developing succession plans. You will advise on all areas of prison craft, current human rights and custodial care practices.

A new prison facility is currently under consideration so you will be actively involved in these discussions and plans, devising a strategy to ensure a smooth transition to the new facility when completed.

A UK Prison Operational Manager, Band 7 or above, with general prison operational experience in the grade, you are highly motivated and proactive with a track record in developing, coaching and mentoring staff.  

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 by5 February 2018. Interviews will be held in London.

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