Current Vacancies

Assistant Team Manager (Children & Families)

St Helena Island, South Atlantic
2 years FTC commencing December 2018

£40k pa, taxable in St Helena
A tax free International Supplement will also apply

Be a key member of the social services team, guided by the development of a new strategic framework for integrated social services.

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. Children’s Services is developing a comprehensive team to meet the needs of children in need and their families on St Helena. This is a key development for Social Services on the Island and has raised the profile considerably.

You will manage a small caseload of complex cases with a focus on child protection and safeguarding court work, a leading role in conjunction with other agencies, protecting vulnerable people with an emphasis on anti-oppressive practice.

You will chair strategy meetings and statutory/review meetings and deputise for the Team Manager when required. You must develop, monitor and review individual care plans based on assessed needs and risks that take account of diversity to maintain and improve their quality of life, advising social workers and mentoring Social Care Officers on improving care planning and case management. Reports and statements for court, case conferences and reviews must be prepared to a high standard and in time for deadlines. You will play a leading role in improving practice and quality of assessments and care planning by mentoring assigned social work staff, leading team discussions and workshops, updating on practice developments and research findings, as well as the induction of new staff.

Liaising with key agencies and partnering with other Safeguarding units including older persons and residential units, you may be required to work evenings, weekends and occasional public holidays and participate in the on call duty rota.

A UK Qualified Social Worker CQSW or DipSW or equivalent, you must have a current registration with the Health Care Professionals Council or equivalent plus experience in social work with a focus on safeguarding children. Up to date knowledge and recent practical experience of working as a social worker with case load responsibility in safeguarding vulnerable groups will be essential. You will also need a full UK Driving Licence.

We offer an extensive benefits package with 30 days leave pa, fare paid travel, freight, pension contribution and relocation allowance (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 Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or email: shgukrep@sthelenagov.com. Applications must be received by 4 October 2018. Interviews will be held in London.

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Speech and Language Therapist

St Helena Island, South Atlantic
2 years FTC

£30k pa, 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. With the opening of a new international airport last October there is now a weekly scheduled flight from Johannesburg.

Working closely with other members of the Health, Education and Safeguarding Directorate, you will help to promote and develop a Speech and Language Therapy practice, which is person centred and outcome focused, throughout community, hospital and residential settings.

You will use clinical reasoning to analyse and interpret complex findings from standardised and non-standardised assessments to establish an accurate level of ability and to formulate appropriate therapy goals, making onward referrals to external agencies as appropriate.

Using formal assessment and clinical observation, you must interpret, evaluate and explain the relevance of assessment outcomes in order to establish the nature of the service users’ difficulties in relation to their performance. You will run large and small group training sessions and follow up sessions both internally and externally. Capacity building and succession planning will also be vital.

Holding a recognised S&LT degree level qualification or equivalent, you must be a registered member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and of the Health Professions Council. Significant experience of working with those with communication difficulties will be essential, plus experience of integrated working in multi-disciplinary teams. Flexible and adaptable, you must also have VERVE training, knowledge of the Mental Capacity Ordinance (2016) or Mental Capacity Act (UK), and have working knowledge of safeguarding procedures/policy.

We offer an extensive benefits package with 30 days leave pa, fare paid travel, freight, pension contribution and relocation allowance (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 Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or email: shgukrep@sthelenagov.com. This is where applications must be sent and received by 2 October 2018. Interviews will be held in London.

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Finance Business Manager

St Helena Island, South Atlantic
3 years FTC

£50k pa, 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. With the opening of a new international airport last October there is now a weekly scheduled flight from Johannesburg.

Representing the St Helena Government (SHG) as a non-executive director on the boards of its state controlled entities, you must strengthen links between entity strategy and government policy and provide financial management capacity where none exists. You will collaborate to facilitate an environment conducive to delivering growth, economic development and reform, establishing lines of communication and monitoring arrangements. Helping to manage relationships with key stakeholders, you will scrutinise and challenge spending and planning initiatives

Working closely with Elected Members and Senior Officials to articulate the direction of travel for the State Controlled Entities in delivering SHG Policy, you must implement recommendations from audit reports to strengthen the Governance arrangements between SHG and its SCEs.

Having held a similar role for a number of years, you are a CIMA/ACCA or CCAB qualified accountant or equivalent with current membership and up to date CPD record. Experienced at board level in key industries such as utilities, banking, hospitality, insurance or retail, you are ideally a member of the IoD or equivalent. With a background in Public Sector organisations or NGOs and politically astute, your excellent interpersonal skills include listening and negotiating and an ability to present detailed information in an informative and influential manner.

We offer an extensive benefits package with30 days leave pa, fare paid travel, freight, pension contribution and relocation allowance (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 Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or email: shgukrep@sthelenagov.com. This is where applications must be sent and received by 28 September 2018. Interviews will be held in London.

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Assistant Public Solicitor – Civil

St Helena Island, South Atlantic
2 years FTC commencing October 2018

£40k pa, taxable in St Helena
A tax free International Supplement will also apply

In this vital role you will support the Public Solicitors Office with advisory and litigation support in relation to Public Law and children and offer general advice in relation to a wide range of civil legal queries.

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 represent parents in applications from the Department of Social Services and the Safeguarding directorate in particular.

Attending Child Protection Conferences you will represent parents on applications made by the Safeguarding Department in the Magistrates and Supreme Court, with representation throughout proceedings and preparation of all documents to final hearings. Advisory work on general civil matters will include Employment and Clinical Negligence. This role does not have any criminal advisory or litigation.

An established UK Solicitor of at least 5 years PQE, with substantial experience of representation and advocacy in Public Law proceedings and safeguarding work, you will have represented parents in the County Court and High Court. With good communication skills and a flexible approach, your working knowledge of computer systems will be supported by strong analytical skills.

We offer an extensive benefits package with 30 days leave pa, fare paid travel, freight, pension contribution and relocation allowance (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 Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or email: shgukrep@sthelenagov.com. This is where applications must be sent and received by 27 September 2018. 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 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.

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 Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or email: shgukrep@sthelenagov.com . This is where applications must be sent and received by 18 Sept 2018. Interviews will be held in London.

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Agronomist

St Helena Island, South Atlantic
2 years FTC commencing December 2018

£45k pa, 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. With the opening of a new international airport last October there is now a weekly scheduled flight from Johannesburg.

It is essential for the Island’s producers to adapt agricultural activities and management actions as well as apply additional best practices to a changing climate and its impacts. At present the capacity to provide high level agronomy to producers to improve crop production and productivity is limited, so your professional skills will be key to improving these services. Your priority will be to contribute to the Agriculture and Natural Resources Division’s capacity for production and productivity improvements in local agricultural cropping and pasturage management.

Providing agronomic services for covered and open field vegetable cropping and grassland for livestock pasturage, you will work closely with the ANRD Farmer Support and Pest Control teams, agricultural producers and the Farmers Association. This is a field-based hands-on role with regular visits, for example, to business and small-holder units engaged in vegetable and livestock grazing activities.

Holding a Masters in agricultural science, agronomy, crop science or food security disciplines, you will have substantial agricultural production and agronomy experience, including development agricultural programmes. You will have worked in a Government agricultural service with success in reviewing crop production and land management approaches of others, achieving improvement through advice, training and mentoring.

We offer an extensive benefits package with 30 days leave pa, fare paid travel, freight, pension contribution and relocation allowance (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 Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or email: shgukrep@sthelenagov.com. This is where applications must be sent and received by 14 September 2018. Interviews will be held in London.

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Visiting Opthalmologist Surgeon

St Helena, South Atlantic
Eight weeks FTC commencing not earlier that November 2018

If you can provide specialist ophthalmology medical treatment and surgery, your costed proposal (maximum of £26k) and expression of interest is invited to bring your specialist skills to 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.

You will give valuable support and advice on ophthalmology care to the medical team and offer training to relevant staff in the latest clinical issues. Advising and guiding clinical staff on improving their professional skills and care you will conduct at least one training session per week. You must review literature on ophthalmology in Medical and Nursing Libraries and propose new texts/journals to be procured and any equipment which the Health Directorate should consider acquiring. You will also review and advise on pharmaceuticals and consumables most appropriate for ophthalmology patients.

Reviewing retinal photographs and referral patterns for ophthalmology cases over the past three years, you will advise on emergency distant support requirements and referral criteria. You will assess and treat cases by medical or surgical means with appropriate follow-up care.

With your input, the SMO will prepare and share with you a list of referred patients in advance to ensure that pharmaceuticals/supplies required can be arranged in time for the visit; appointments for all referred patients will be made in advance.

As a fully qualified ophthalmologist with substantial post-registration experience, you should be able to treat and operate majority of patients with the equipment and facilities available on island. Within six weeks of departure you must submit a report on progress against key indicators

Travel to and from St Helena will be funded by SHG.  Further information can be found at www.sthelenacareers.com or contact Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610. Please submit a fully costed proposal and CV to shgukrep@sthelenagov.com by 26 July 2018.

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Clinical Nurse Specialist Oncology

St Helena Island, South Atlantic
2 years FTC

£38,000 pa, taxable in St Helena
A tax free International Supplement will also apply

Support patients and their carers throughout their cancer pathway, providing education and clinical expertise to help them self-manage their ongoing symptoms.

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

Helping to improve current screening programmes you will administer chemotherapy and help local nurses in learning to do so. Within the hospital you will support screening, palliative care and chemotherapy services. You must champion and contribute to health directorate KPI’s for the oncology service in order to provide evidence of productivity, outcomes and quality, requiring you to manage change within a complex environment. You will also help to develop patient focused education, providing survivorship support following curative cancer treatment.

A Registered Nurse, Level 1, with relevant post-registration supervisory or management experience, you will hold a 1st level degree. Chemotherapy administration trained, you will have a background in palliative care with oncology knowledge. Able to support and influence change and with experience of audit you can work autonomously and show a flexible attitude. You will need emotional resilience to manage exposure to dying people and family distress.

We offer an extensive benefits package with 30 days leave pa, fare paid travel, freight, pension contribution and relocation allowance (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 Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or email: shgukrep@sthelenagov.com. This is where applications must be sent and received by 03 October 2018. Interviews will be held in London

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