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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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Chief Inspector - Operations Support

St Helena, South Atlantic
2 years FTC commencing June/Early July 2018

Competitive package circa £73k -£78k 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 St Helena Police Service comprises of a Chief of Police, three Chief Inspectors (Operations, Support and Crime) an Inspector, six Sergeants and 16 Constables.

Responsible for operational policing for Saint Helena and Ascension Islands, you will ensure an ethical, open, transparent, effective and efficient Police Service. This will include deployments, staff, fleet, equipment, recruitment and the management of budget, procurement, firearms licensing, emergency planning and discipline and complaints.

You will co-operate with key partners and stakeholders to optimise community engagement. Coaching, mentoring and developing officers, you will champion standards and manage performance issues. You will provide command oversight and governance of the police use of firearms, armoury procedures and strategic threat and risk assessments. You must design, develop and deliver training on firearms, major incident and JESIP training for police and senior government officials.

Your broad policing and operational command background will include command and management of major incidents and events and as a Tactical Firearms Commander. Your experience will cover management, working with stakeholders, Neighbourhood (Community) Policing, crime investigations and dealing with victims. Qualified to Inspector rank and with exceptional leadership skills, you will have worked within a Senior Command Team environment as a senior Police Manager.

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 5 Feb 2018. Interviews will be held in London.

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Locum Specialist Obstetrician & Gynaecologist with General Medicine Skills

St Helena, South Atlantic
11 weeks FTC - 19 May to 4 August 2018

£85k pa pro rata, taxable in St Helena plus other non-taxable allowances

Apply your specialist obstetrics and gynaecology skills in a thriving 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 42-bed General Hospital in the capital, Jamestown, covers all areas of acute medical and surgical care.

You will manage the island’s obstetrics and gynaecology services with other Medical Officers and Midwives, providing primary care especially in areas such as family planning and genitourinary medicine. You will also undertake clinical audits and be a member of the general on-call rota

Your obstetric work will encompass emergency and elective Caesarean Sections, hysterectomies and after-hours service. Gynaecological responsibilities will include colposcopies, LLETZ and endometrial ablations. More complex gynaecological surgery would be dependent upon your skills and experience and availability of operative equipment. You will play an active part in health promotion and preventative care programmes.

Holding full GMC registration or equivalent and having good standing with that body, you should also be MRCOG or equivalent qualified. Proficient in obstetric/gynaecological ultrasonography, you must have experience of endometrial ablation and insertion of tension-free vaginal tape.

We offer an extensive benefits package with 4 days leave pa pro rata. 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 January2018. Interviews will be held in London.

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External Funding Co-ordinator (Capital Projects)

3 years FTC
Up to £120k pa taxable in St Helena, comprising of £25k basic salary pa plus performance related bonus

The post holder will be based remotely but may be required to visit St Helena for short periods in connection with particular projects.

Your input will be vital in exploring new funding opportunities to broaden our number of donors and to replace key sources such as the European Development Fund.

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. St Helena receives financial aid for the operational costs of running key public services, plus donor funding for key sectors such as infrastructure development and conservation. Reliance on a small pool of donors presents challenge in securing continued investment and support. 

You will identify and secure additional sources of external funding and establish appropriate lines of communication with donor agencies. You must track, assimilate and disseminate external intelligence on funding opportunities from existing and new funding streams, setting up and managing external intelligence gathering systems. You will also help in managing relationships with donor agencies and key stakeholders, taking the lead on the preparation of donor-specific application and business cases and supporting these vital presentations.

Educated to degree level or equivalent and having a substantial background in a similar role, you will have experience in Public Sector or Non Government bodies. You must be able to demonstrate where and how you were able to secure external funding in previous roles. A team player willing to ‘roll your sleeves up’ and get involved in detail, you have strong analytical skills and are able to apply objective judgement. Politically astute and adept with culturally diverse organisations, you have experience in the development sector at national or international level and of the international institutional funding landscape.

We also offer 30 days leave pa. 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 January 2018. Interviews will be held in London.

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Behaviour Specialist

St Helena, South Atlantic
1year FTC commencing as soon as possible

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

Could you skilfully manage a caseload of adults across residential and community services who require behavioural or psychological support? 

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 be responsible for the development, implementation and supervision of support models to help those who may have additional needs including learning disabilities, autism spectrum conditions, dementia and challenging behaviour. You will help to improve the vocational, social, residential and educational skills and daily functioning of service users.

Your leadership and direction will be vital across a range of government services, working to design, implement co-ordinate and evaluate a comprehensive positive behavioural support provision using evidence based approaches. You will be supporting the development of policies and procedures that enable an effective and consistent behavioural support provision.  This will include adaptation of relevant NICE guidelines to meet local needs as well as developing guidance on support models, data collection and analysis, referral processes and clinical and service evaluation. 

As you champion person-centred approaches you will offer specialist advice, guidance and support to clients, carers and staff relating to behaviour management.

Holding an Honours degree or higher in behaviour analysis, psychology or a related discipline, you will have experience in implementing, designing and overseeing behaviour analysis services for those with behavioural challenges. Your knowledge of learning disabilities and autism spectrum will be supported by a thorough specialist knowledge of behavioural assessment and interventions for people experiencing psychological difficulties or behavioural challenges, using evidence -based approaches. A sound working knowledge of the Mental Capacity Ordinance or Mental Health Act (UK) will be essential. 

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. Applications must be sent to shgukrep@sthelenagov.com and received by Thursday 18 January 2018. Interviews will be held in London.

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Dental Officer

St Helena, South Atlantic
2 Years FTC commencing March 2018

Competitive package circa £78k pa, depending on qualifications and experience, includes salary, pension, cost of living, relocation, rent and utilities (see Overseas Vacancy Information)
Could you provide a simple, comprehensive approach to dental pathology management, supported by a professional team in a multi-disciplinary environment?

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.

Providing a full range of general dental services, you will treat special needs and medically compromised patients, with an emergency dental service in and out of hours, taking part in school screening programmes and assisting in the training and continual professional development of other members of the dental team.

The administrative side includes maintenance of clinical notes and EMIS electronic database. You will also help in the development of protocols and guidelines in clinical care. You should make sure all equipment is in good repair and must follow the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners (UK) Standards in Dentistry, Dental Radiography, Examination & Record-keeping and Antimicrobial Prescribing.

A Bachelor of Dental Surgery or equivalent, you will be registered with the UK General Dental Council or recognised equivalent and be in good standing with that body. You must be clinically up to date with CPD requirements and latest guidelines, policies and procedures for ionizing radiation, emergency medical procedures, prescribing medication, cross infection control, law and ethics and safeguarding the vulnerable. With substantial primary dental care experience as a general dental practitioner in the NHS, you will hold proof of Hep B immunity.

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 12 January 2018. Interviews will be held in London.

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Fisheries Science Programme Co-ordinator

St Helena, South Atlantic Island:
Contract will commence as soon practical and will end in March 2019.
Salary for the post is at £22,000 per annum.

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 scheduled, commercial air access.

The Environment and Natural Resources Directorate has a vacancy for a full time Fisheries Science Programme Co-ordinator.  The programme will be delivered through a partnership with the St Helena Government (SHG) and the Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture science (CEFAS). The successful candidate will work closely with the Marine Section team to ensure successful delivery of programme outputs. In particular they will lead on the operational management of the fisheries tagging and biological sampling programme including active participation in all aspects of fieldwork, data collection, collation and analysis. The programme co-ordinator will work with the Marine Conservation Officer to ensure sound governance of the programme in terms of resources, financial and administrative management. They will also develop, conduct and mentor research and publicity and promotion in this work area.

 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 Terms 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 Friday 8th December 2017.

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Public Solicitor

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

Competitive package circa £77k pa, 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, poised for future transformation with scheduled, commercial air access. The island has its own legal system and legislature, applying relevant English law where no local law exists.

There are no lawyers in private practice in St Helena; as such the Public Solicitor Office is the sole source of independent qualified legal advice. As well as providing independent legal advice to the community the role of Public Solicitor is to improve access to justice and contribute to human rights awareness. The range of issues arising is very wide, but criminal and safeguarding matters remain the priority of the office.

Advising on human rights and constitutional issues, you will conduct civil litigation, provide advice to and represent defendants in criminal proceedings, advise on rights of appeal and represent either the appellant or respondent. You should facilitate and encourage mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution. As a  trustee of the Legal Assistance Fund, you will be responsible for approving claims and the proper expenditure and administering the legal aid system (with other stakeholders).,You will appoint, train, assist and supervise Lay Advocates as well more junior solicitors within the office.

You may be asked to assist residents of Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha. Your contract will provide for the cost of continuing professional development and your annual fees for an SRA Practising Certificate (if registered with this regulatory body).

A qualified solicitor (with Higher Rights of Audience) or barrister with substantial experience criminal work including advocacy and moderate experience of civil matters, you must hold of a full current practising certificate not subject to any conditions or investigation.

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 Dec 2017. Interviews will be held in London.

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Specialist Anaesthetist/Intensive Care with General Medicine Knowledge

St Helena, South Atlantic
2 years FTC commencing March 2018

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

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 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 November 29th. 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. 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.

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 6 November 2017. Interviews will be held in London on 4 December 2017.

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