Current Vacancies

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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Therapeutic Practitioner (Children)

St Helena, South Atlantic
1 year FTC commencing September 2017

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 4,500, St Helena is a self-governing overseas territory of the UK, poised for future transformation with scheduled, commercial air access.

Planning and providing therapeutic interventions for children in need, children at risk of harm and looked-after children on St Helena, you will provide consultation on the mental health needs of vulnerable children. You will support the development and implementation of a therapeutic service within CAMHS and other multi agency contexts. You will be a key member of the social services team, partnering appropriate agencies across the Island.

Your clinical caseload will include therapeutic work with children and young people, with carers, families and networks of professionals, presenting complex challenges that require advanced skills and knowledge. You will help to develop learning materials and resources and contribute to training for adopters, foster carers, parents, social workers etc. A key part of your role will be the professional development of local staff and succession planning.

Your background in therapeutic support for young people and understanding of a range of issues which affect young people's mental health and wellbeing should cover anxiety, depression, CSE, eating disorders, psychosis, attachment difficulties, self-harming and ASD/ADHD and other complex psychological difficulties.

A UK Qualified Social Worker CQSW or DipSW or equivalent, you may alternatively have a relevant professional qualification such as psychology, counselling or criminal justice. A therapy qualification or mental health experience will be essential, with current registration with the Health Care Professionals Council or equivalent.        Experienced in assessments and therapeutic interventions, you should have up-to-date knowledge and experience as a therapeutic practitioner with caseload responsibility in safeguarding vulnerable groups. You will need a full UK Driving Licence.

We offer an extensive benefits package with 20 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 Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or email: shgukrep@sthelenagov.com. This is where applications must be sent and received by 19 July 2017. Interviews will be held in London 8 August 2017.

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Health Promotion & Social Marketing Lead

St Helena, South Atlantic
2 years FTC

Competitive package circa £70-80k pa, includes salary, pension contribution, cost of living, relocation, rent and utilities (see Overseas Vacancy Information).

Working within a multidisciplinary team you will co-ordinate all health promotion and social marketing activities for our island.

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 42-bed General Hospital in the capital, Jamestown, covers all areas of acute medical and surgical care.

This is an expert role requiring adaptability, resilience, innovation and a sound knowledge of health promotion and social marketing practice. You will lead our approach to identifying, influencing and changing health-limiting behaviours and maintaining healthy lifestyles in individuals and society. As an experienced community facilitator and service co-ordinator, you will offer training and form enduring collaboration to deliver an effective behaviour change programme for the island. Your focus will be on tobacco, drug and alcohol use, weight/obesity issues and physical activity.

Educated to degree level or equivalent in a biological, psychological or social science field, your post-qualification training will cover public health, health promotion, public health nursing, community development, sociology or anthropology. You will have a background in social marketing, teaching and community facilitation. Substantial experience will be essential in behaviour change, public health or community work with success in establishing, managing and co-ordinating community services. Good problem-solving and project management skills will be vital, along with excellent communications and the ability to motivate. A mature, non-judgemental, confident and professional approach will enable you to interact well with people from all backgrounds.

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 13 July 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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Senior Internal Auditor

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).

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 Internal Audit team provides independent and objective assurance to the Governor, Audit Committee and Chief Secretary on systems of internal controls, corporate governance and risk management. Responsible for two Internal Auditors, you will deliver selected assignments and occasionally deputise for the Head of Internal Audit.

You will be involved in ad hoc investigations which might include fraud or HR-related investigations. You will also help with training and development of the Internal Audit team and training local staff with the aim of having a fully qualified local internal audit team.

Providing consultative support in areas of corporate governance, risk management and internal controls, other responsibilities might include participation in working groups, systems review and provision of promotional materials, training and presentations. You must adhere to the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards.

You should be part qualified to CIA paper 1 standard or equivalent and will continue studying towards full qualification whilst in post. Utilising objective judgement and initiative you are a strategic thinker, responsive to change, innovative and creative. Experienced in internal audit, you will have IT skills and be proficient in MS applications. Abilities should encompass management, project planning, financial management, organisation, time management, writing, interviewing, negotiating, interpersonal and verbal communication at all levels.

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 6 July 2017. Interviews will be held in London on 20 July.

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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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