Current Vacancies

Senior Immigration Officer
(Operational Support and Development)

St Helena Island, South Atlantic
1 year FTC, with possibility for extension to 2 years subject to available funding

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

In this vital role you will you will own the operational effectiveness of the island’s immigration systems, working with the government to review, develop, design and implement relevant legislation. You will also train and develop immigration staff with a focus on facilitating continuous professional development, succession planning and capacity building.

Advising the Chief of Police and partners on best practice, you will provide effective leadership at Border Control points.

Experienced at G7/AD level in directing the operations of an immigration service, developing immigration policy and in operational roles across a variety of immigration services, you have good working knowledge of immigration law and policy. You have also been involved in change management. With strong analytical skills and the ability to quickly master new areas of law and policy, you have the ability to think strategically and to see immigration issues in their wider policy context.

We offer an extensive benefits package with 20 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 4 July 2018. Interviews will be held in London

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Detective Constable – primary role: Offender Manager

St Helena Island, South Atlantic
Two years FTC commencing ASAP

£38k 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 United Kingdom. It’s now poised for transformation with the recent opening of an international airport offering scheduled commercial air access. The St Helena Police Service comprises a Chief of Police, two Chief Inspectors (Operations and Investigations) two Inspectors, six Sergeants and 14 Constables.

Amongst your responsibilities will be the management of those subject to notification requirements. Alongside partner agencies you must develop and embed a framework for offender management with an intelligence/information framework that supports information sharing. Risk identification and assessment of offenders will be key. In accordance with MAPPA and the Sexual Offences Act 2003, you will monitor, support and manage offenders who pose a risk to the community, using a range of control measures such as civil orders, home visits etc. Trained in Risk Matrix 2000 and ARMS you will have knowledge of multi-agency working within MARAC and MAPPA arrangements and in the context of safeguarding, a background in intelligence management and with a sound knowledge of Sex Offender Registration requirements and related investigations. Experience will also include applying for civil orders and sex offender disclosure schemes.

One of the key expectations of officers coming to St Helena is that they assist in capacity building. You will therefore be required to nurture the investigative skills of uniformed officers, identify and mentor local officers for future progression into CID.
You will also investigate reports of serious and complex crime (current and historic) including sexual offences and those perpetrated against children and vulnerable adults. In partnership with the Attorney Generals’ Chambers you will build successful prosecution cases and support victims and survivors throughout the investigation and criminal justice processes. Interviewing witnesses and suspects you will prepare prosecution files, fulfil disclosure obligations and facilitate multi-agency information sharing as appropriate. You must work across all shifts when required and be ‘on call’. You will be required to be a PIP 2 accredited investigator and experienced in the investigation of serious /complex and acquisitive crime. Being ABE trained or an enhanced interviewer will also be advantageous.

We offer an extensive benefits package with 30 days leave pa, plus on average 9 public holidays pa, fare paid travel, paid freighting of personal items, a pension contribution and a relocation allowance. 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 July 2018. Interviews will be held in London.

For additional information in relation to the role then please do not hesitate to contact Detective Sergeant David Honan: dave.honan@sainthelena.gov.sh

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Clinical Psychologist

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

£30k-£42k pa, depending on experience and qualifications, taxable in St Helena
A tax free International Supplement will also apply

Can you provide vital Community Based therapeutic interventions, assessments, advice and guidance on psychological matters in a setting of limited resources?

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.

This is a great opportunity to deliver education and consultancy as part of a community care approach, with assessments and supporting information for other professionals. You will develop local staff skills and pathways, and a sustainable provision of expert psychological advice/support for Saint Helena, leading psychological responses and offering expert advice during emergency/critical incidents.

Adept at providing consultation, training and supervision to other professional and non-professional staff, you will show flexibility, creativity and reliability as an independent clinician and in a team. Experience of risk assessment and management will be essential, along with a creative and constructive solution-focused approach. You should also be open to feedback from others.

With university qualifications in the field of psychology plus registration as a psychologist with your relevant national body, you must have substantial experience in therapeutic work with people who have suffered trauma. You will have a background in working with persons with a disability and an ability to design and implement behaviour support programmes. You must also have experience around suicide intervention, prevention and postvention support.

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 28 June 2018. Interviews will be held in London.

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Nurse Practitioner with Chronic Disease Management and Minor Illness Skills

St Helena Island, South Atlantic
2 year FTC commencing September 2018

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

Would you like to experience working on a uniquely located and beautiful sub-tropical island in the South Atlantic? Are you motivated to go that extra mile for your patients and the community as a whole? Would you like to take on greater responsibility in the holistic care of patients and develop other nurses to do so as well? Is being part of a community and working with people to attain better health and wellbeing a passion of yours? Then this is a dream job for you.

The ideal candidate will have a varied role which combines staff and service development with seeing people with acute urgent conditions and supporting the effective management of those with long term chronic diseases. The main element of the role would be to support the design and implementation of contemporary and evidence-led practices in holistic management of chronic diseases that are prevalent on the island. These are mainly diabetes, hypertension, chronic kidney and respiratory diseases.

You will work with a team of committed and dedicated local and expatriate nurses seeking to promote healthier lifestyles, reduce complications from established long term conditions and provide evidence-led clinical care on the island.

The post is full time. Demonstrable competence, skills and previous experience in chronic disease management, providing care for long-term condition and treating minor illnesses will be essential. Successful applicants will have significant primary care and community nursing background, able to manage teams and services and will be an effective team player. You will be passionate about patient care and outcomes, demonstrate critical thinking in the clinical decision making process, be able to work with and treat patients autonomously based on local protocols, be flexible and forward thinking to embrace new ways of working and transfer skills to local nurses to facilitate extending the role of the nurse practitioner to the wider nursing team.

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 25 June 2018. Interviews will be held in London.

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Senior Staff Nurse (Support)

St Helena, South Atlantic
2 years FTC commencing September 2018

£26k-£30k pa, depending qualifications and experience, taxable in St Helena
A tax free International Supplement will also apply

Could you provide the best person centred care and support to patients, their families and carers?

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.

You will offer enhanced nursing including on-call duties in a specialist area of practice such as Theatre, Anaesthetics, Radiography, Oncology, A&E or Cardiology.You must implement and maintain quality evidence-based nursing care using best practice guidance, through assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care. With a strong commitment to team working and the development of junior colleagues you will supervise the unqualified staff, mentor the student nurses and teach junior staff, including classroom teaching. Overtime, shift work, unsocial hours and night duty will require a flexible attitude.

You will regularly take charge of hospital patient care in the absence of medical officers and senior nursing staff. You will also help with the development of policies, procedures and protocols and be encouraged to identify opportunities for improvement in care, together with insight into how these can be achieved.

Currently a UK Registered Nurse Degree Level 1 on the Live NMC Register, or with equivalent qualification and registration, you should have full time experience in an Acute General Hospital within the last decade, a trained mentor with updated ALS.

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 25 June 2018. Interviews will be held in London

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Theatre Sister

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

£35-£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 30-bed General Hospital in the capital, Jamestown, covers all areas of acute medical and surgical care.

If you enjoy variety in your working day, are adaptable and embrace challenge this could be the role you are looking for.

In this role you follow the patient from the beginning to the end of their perioperative journey – from pre assessment to discharge.  The successful candidate will carry out the overall day to day running of the theatre.  This includes acting as the lead communicator between the surgical team, other professionals and ensuring the theatre suite is fully prepared to receive cases during and out of working hours.

As the lead communicator between the surgical team and staff, you will ensure that patients, theatre staff and environment are all fully prepared.
This role involves scrubbing, circulating and assisting the anaesthetist in a wide variety of specialties including General, Laparoscopic, Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Maxillofacial.

The hospital will also be setting up an Orthopaedic service so previous experience in Trauma and Orthopaedics is essential.
You will be responsible for the sterilisation of surgical instruments and equipment on – site so an understanding of these processes or a willingness to learn is essential.  In achieving and maintaining best practice you will lead the development of policies and procedures for the theatre department.

You must be able to undertake emergency triage and offer clinical care in the ambulance using advanced resuscitation skills. If required you will take charge of wards and staff on shift during duty hours and take charge of hospital patient care in the absence of medical officers and other senior nursing staff.

A UK Registered Nurse with Degree Level 1 on the Live NMC Register, or with equivalent qualification and registration, you must hold a recognised qualification in Operating Theatre/Perioperative Practice and have substantial theatre experience in an Acute General Hospital within the last 10 years.  Experience in General, Laparoscopic, Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Orthopaedics is essential and experience in pre-assessment for theatre and CSSD practices is desirable.

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 25 June 2018. Interviews will be held in London

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Head of Planning & Development Control and Chief Planning Officer

St Helena Island, South Atlantic
3 years FTC commencing ASAP

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

Help to protect and enhance our island's built heritage and natural environment, bringing conservation to the front of decision making.

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.

Responsible for the section’s budget, you will provide invaluable professional support. You must consult with key stakeholders to implement policies and decisions and work closely with consultants

Holding at least a first degree in town planning plus membership of a relevant professional institute you will have a background in development control including team management in public or private sector planning. You will have strong and broad knowledge of legal, policy and procedural planning systems. Understanding the statutory planning process and the development of public policy and its impact on the public, you will be able to plan, allocate and progress work, manage time and meet deadlines. You will have a track record of achievement in drafting and preparing development plans and policies and also in advising lay members of authorities and boards and the public, co-ordinating technical personnel and training staff.
       
Providing quarterly reports on progress, you will be supported by the Trainee Planning Officer as well as Building Inspector and Deputy Building Inspector (also GIS Practitioner), and by the Planning Secretary who is also the Secretary to the Land Development Control Authority.

We offer an extensive benefits package with 30 days leave pa, fare paid travel, freight, pension contribution and relocation allowance. 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 June 2018. Interviews will be held in London.

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Locum Head of Planning & Development Control and Chief Planning Officer

St Helena Island, South Atlantic
3 months FTC commencing ASAP

£45k pa pro rata (£3,750 pm), taxable in St Helena
A tax free International Supplement will also apply

Help to protect and enhance our island's built heritage and natural environment, bringing conservation to the front of decision making.

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.

Responsible for the section’s budget, you will provide invaluable professional support. You must consult with key stakeholders to implement policies and decisions and work closely with consultants.

Holding at least a first degree in town planning plus membership of a relevant professional institute you will have a background in development control including team management in public or private sector planning. You will have strong and broad knowledge of legal, policy and procedural planning systems. Understanding the statutory planning process and the development of public policy and its impact on the public, you will be able to plan, allocate and progress work, manage time and meet deadlines. You will have a track record of achievement in drafting and preparing development plans and policies and also in advising lay members of authorities and boards and the public, co-ordinating technical personnel and training staff.
       
Reporting on progress at the end of three months, you will be supported by the Trainee Planning Officer as well as Building Inspector and Deputy Building Inspector (also GIS Practitioner), and by the Planning Secretary who is also the Secretary to the Land Development Control Authority.

We offer an extensive benefits package with fare paid travel, excess baggage, pension contribution and relocation allowance. 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 June 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 11 June 2018. Interviews will be held in London.

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Radiographer

St Helena, South Atlantic
2 years FTC commencing July 2018

£42,000 pa, taxable in St Helena
A tax free International Supplement will also apply

Could you develop our existing x-ray and ultrasound service to meet changing needs?

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 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.

The radiography section has multiple imaging modalities including CT, fluoroscopy, ultrasound and an analogue mammography examination system with two full-time Radiographers and a part-time Assistant Practitioner. You must ensure the department is IRR99 and IR(ME)R 2000 compliant as far as possible, with regular QA and Audit.

Maintaining up-to-date professional technical knowledge you will participate in CPD events and contribute to Clinical Governance and Strategic activity. You must train staff in a number of key areas and the Assistant Practitioner will need your support to maintain registration with the Society of Radiographers through training and CPD activities. You will of course seek distant telemedicine advice when appropriate.

You will share on-call cover arrangements for out-of-hours emergencies and offer radiographic support to the dental section when required.

You must be a State Registered Radiographer with a current registration certificate and hold either a Diploma from the College of Radiographers or BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography or equivalent. Post-graduate qualifications in Ultrasound and Mammography are highly desirable.

Substantial post qualification experience in general radiography should be supported by experience in ultrasound and CT with knowledge of PACS.

We offer an extensive benefits package with 30 days leave pa, fare paid travel, freight, pension contribution and relocation allowance. 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 May 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 Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or email: shgukrep@sthelenagov.com. This is where applications must be sent and received by 16 May 2018. Interviews will be held in London.

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Public Solicitor

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

£57k 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, 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 in 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, pension contribution and relocation allowance. 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 07 May 2018. Interviews will be held in London.

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