Current Vacancies

Advisory Teacher (Business/ICT)

St Helena, South Atlantic
2 years FTC commencing September 2017

Competitive package circa £53k pa, includes salary, pension contribution, cost of living, relocation, rent and utilities (see Overseas Vacancy Information).

Are you an experienced teacher able to teach Business Studies and ICT to GCSE level and ICT to A level?

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.

There are four schools on the Island; one secondary and three primary. The curriculum broadly models the English education system. 6th form study includes ‘A’ level courses and distance learning supported programmes.

You will co-ordinate and develop the Business Studies curriculum at the secondary school, contributing to the ICT curriculum and providing high quality teaching and training across the 11–18 age range. You must monitor and assess student performance; plan, prepare and deliver appropriate schemes of work and help develop Business Studies and ICT at the Community College. As an experienced educator who inspires and motivates, you will contribute to the development of Business and ICT education at the further education level and contribute to the professional development of other teachers. You must also oversee and implement distance learning programmes and online study courses.

Holding a recognised UK teaching qualification you will also be qualified to degree level in Business, ICT or a related area. Relevant knowledge of the Secondary Curriculum within the UK is essential. Your experience will include teaching and demonstrating practical skills and providing professional development and training for other 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 by 6 June 2017. Interviews will be held in London.

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Advisory Teacher (French)

St Helena, South Atlantic
3 years FTC commencing September 2017

Competitive package circa £53k pa, includes salary, pension contribution, cost of living, relocation, rent and utilities (see Overseas Vacancy Information).

Could you offer outstanding teaching which results in high quality learning for students and adult learners?

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.

There are four schools on the Island; one secondary and three primary. The curriculum broadly models the English education system. 6th form study includes ‘A’ level courses and distance learning supported programmes.

In addition to school based classes, you will provide at least one regular learning opportunity for adults aimed at providing ‘tourism French’. Giving support and advice to teachers and trainers in this specialist subject you will take the lead in promoting French and other languages across all educational settings. As you develop a bank of learning resources for French and other Modern Foreign Languages including ICT materials, you will assess, monitor and track the performance and progress of pupils.

Qualified to degree level and experienced in teaching French to GCSE and A Level, you should have a track record of outstanding teaching to a wide range of learners and teaching styles. With a thorough knowledge of the National Curriculum requirements for French and Modern Foreign Languages and of the Secondary Curriculum through to A Level in the UK, you will have provided professional development and training for other 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 by 6 June 2017. Interviews will be held in London.

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Advisory Teacher (Science)

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).

Are you a teacher who inspires and motivates and can contribute to the professional development of other teachers?

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.

There are four schools on the Island; one secondary and three primary. The curriculum broadly models the English education system. 6th form study includes ‘A’ level courses and distance learning supported programmes.

As a member of the Science Department you will develop courses and teach classes in one or more Science subjects at the secondary school and to further education students. You will co-ordinate and develop at least one aspect of the Science curriculum with a focus on Biology, preferably including Marine Biology/Marine Sciences. Supporting and advising teachers and trainers in this specialist subject you will manage resources for science and contribute to adult education. You will also oversee and implement distance learning programmes and online study courses.

An experienced science teacher with a track record of improved student results, you will have taught science in at least one secondary school to GCSE and A level. Holding a recognised UK teaching qualification and qualified to degree level in science, you should have knowledge of the range of GCSE and A level courses available for science and of the Secondary Curriculum within the UK, relevant to science.

Experience of teaching and demonstrating practical skills and of providing professional development and training for other staff will be essential. Excellent verbal and written communication, including the use of ICT should be supported by outstanding teaching and training skills. Key will be diplomacy, sensitivity and the ability to work with people from diverse 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 6 June 2017. Interviews will be held in London.

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Social Worker
St Helena, South Atlantic

1 Year FTC commencing ASAP
£30k pa pro rata, taxable in St Helena plus other non-taxable allowances

Package circa of £47k per annum includes salary, pension, cost of living, relocation, rent and utilities plus benefits
(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 transformation with the construction of an airport due to be operational this spring. This is an exciting and challenging time for the development of Social Services on the island. 

As you manage your own caseload of complex cases you will take appropriate action to protect vulnerable people, with an emphasis on anti-oppressive practice. You must devise, 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, promote dignity and empowerment and comply with legal and statutory requirements.

You will assess children in need and undertake risk assessments to inform care planning. You must ensure that procedures for managing risk of significant harm are followed at all times. Playing a leading role in improving practice and quality of assessments and care planning within the team by mentoring assigned social work staff, you will lead team meeting discussions and workshops, updating them on practice developments and research findings and induction of new staff. You will also convene and chair multi-agency and planning meetings to implement the Family Group Conferencing process.

Working in partnership with other services units including older persons and residential units, you will liaise with key agencies such as Mental Health, Health, Schools, Police and Probation. Challenging poor practice at all times you will prepare reports and statements for court, case conferences and looked-after reviews.

A UK Qualified Social Worker CQSW or DipSW or equivalent, you must be registered with the HCPC or equivalent. Experienced in social work with special focus on safeguarding children and adults, you must have up to date knowledge and recent practical experience of working as a social worker with caseload responsibility in safeguarding vulnerable groups. It is desirable that you have therapeutic experience such as Theraplay or other approaches. You will also need a full UK Driving Licence and may be required to work evenings, weekends and occasional public holidays and participate in the on call duty rota.

We offer an extensive benefits package with 20 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 29 May 2017. Interviews will be held in London.

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Public Solicitor

St Helena, South Atlantic
2 years FTC commencing ASAP

£57k p.a. taxable in St Helena plus other non-taxable allowances

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, 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 29 May 2017. Interviews will be held in London.

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Head of Property & Housing

St Helena, South Atlantic
3 Years FTC commencing June 2017

£40k-£50k pa taxable in St Helena plus other non-taxable allowances circa £31,400

Could you manage and develop our island’s Property & Housing Division to improve quality of service delivery, efficiency and customer service… actively contributing to sustainable development?

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 Division manages the estate of crown land, buildings, government landlord housing and roads. It serves the needs of government services, generates revenue through sale of assets and supports housing development and business development on the island. Your remit will cover property, housing, GIS and public works yard; the portfolio includes many assets of great historic significance.  Your role is to manage the Crown Estate office and land registry functions. You will also provide key support to the Capital Programme team and its projects.
 
As you oversee operations you will be responsible for strategic planning and development, budget and financial management and personnel and staff development issues, playing a key part in succession planning. You will need at least 5 years demonstrable experience in: a) a Property and Asset management environment and b) in managing a large team of staff.  Offering professional support, guidance and technical advice to colleagues you will liaise with elected members and with key internal and external partners, producing regular reports on progress against key indicators.

With increased focus on customer service and communications with elected members and other stakeholders, including with children and vulnerable adults, you will make it your aim to improve internal communications and increase efficient use of resources, developing the synergies between these different functions. Reducing reliance on overseas recruitment for key posts in the directorate will be important and will entail a focus on staff training and development.

Degree level educated or beyond, or with relevant professional experience at a senior and strategic level, your background will be in building surveying and/or property management. Working knowledge of the legal side of property including leases, sales and tenancies will be essential along with a pragmatic and innovative approach.

We offer an extensive benefits package with 30 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 29 May2017. Interviews will be held in London.

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Social Worker Manager (Adults & Community)
 
St Helena, South Atlantic
2 Years FTC commencing ASAP

Competitive package circa £64k - £66k 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, poised for future transformation with scheduled, commercial air access. This is an exciting and challenging time for the development of Social Services on the island.

You will be a key member of the new Safeguarding Directorate’s team and lead social work practice around vulnerable adults and people living in the community with disability or other vulnerabilities.

As the professional lead in casework involving adult abuse or situations involving disability you will develop and implement staff training programmes, reviewing and furthering professional competency and performance systems including those provided through distance learning courses from the UK. You will quality review and develop training protocols to support multi agency work with Police, Health, Education and Voluntary Agencies. Creating an operational delivery plan you will set targets and manage performance so that services are continuously improved and Government objectives are met.

You must manage budgets and resources, develop a service plan and systematically review progress, developing effective partnership arrangements with a range of multi-agency organisations. You will be expected to sustain a performance culture, manage change, deliver a self-improving service through robust and effective audit and participate in the on call duty rota.

A UK Qualified Social Worker CQSW or DipSW or equivalent, you must be registered with the HCPC or equivalent and have substantial practice experience within the field of social work with a significant element involving safeguarding adults. A good communicator with a background in managing or leading a safeguarding or social work team, your up to date knowledge and recent practical experience will include case load responsibility in safeguarding adults and in engaging communities. With a flexible approach and willingness to do field work, you will help to cover staff shortages.

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 4 May 2017. Interviews will be held in London.

This position is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (formally Criminal Records Bureau check).

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Head of Audit Services

St Helena, South Atlantic
2-year full-time contract commencing June 2017

Competitive salary at £50,000 plus expatriate benefits including accommodation allowance relocation assistance and fare paid mid-contract leave. Secondments from public sector organisations and audit firms are welcomed.

St Helena Government offers an extraordinary opportunity for a senior audit manager to join the Saint Helena Audit Service and support the Chief Auditor in delivering the statutory audit function.  This demanding but rewarding role will allow you to apply your professional expertise in external audit and 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.

Reporting to the Chief Auditor you will manage the operations of the St Helena Audit Service with prime responsibility for the planning and delivery of financial and performance audits in accordance with international standards across a diverse portfolio of public sector bodies.  You will also lead the implementation of updated audit methodologies and systems.

As a qualified accountant you will have proven experience in managing ISA compliant external audits ideally in a public sector environment and leading assurance or consulting assignments to improve value for money.  With strong practice management skills you will be able to develop audit team members in planning and delivering audit engagements to time and quality standards.  You will also know how to engage with your clients to maintain effective communication and provide technical leadership adding value to the statutory audit process.

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 on +290 22111 or 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 4 May 2017. Interviews will be held in London on Friday 19 May 2017.

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Advisory Teacher (Science)

St Helena, South Atlantic
2 years FTC commencing ASAP

£35k pa, taxable in St Helena plus other non-taxable allowances – see Overseas Vacancy Information Sheet

Are you a teacher who inspires and motivates and can contribute to the professional development of other teachers?

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.

There are four schools on the Island; one secondary and three primary. The curriculum broadly models the English education system. 6th form study includes ‘A’ level courses and distance learning supported programmes.

As a member of the Science Department you will develop courses and teach classes in one or more Science subjects at the secondary school and to further education students. You will co-ordinate and develop at least one aspect of the Science curriculum with a focus on Biology, preferably including Marine Biology/Marine Sciences. Supporting and advising teachers and trainers in this specialist subject you will manage resources for science and contribute to adult education. You will also oversee and implement distance learning programmes and online study courses.

An experienced science teacher with a track record of improved student results, you will have taught science in at least one secondary school to GCSE and A level. Holding a recognised UK teaching qualification and qualified to degree level in science, you should have knowledge of the range of GCSE and A level courses available for science and of the Secondary Curriculum within the UK, relevant to science.

Experience of teaching and demonstrating practical skills and of providing professional development and training for other staff will be essential. Excellent verbal and written communication, including the use of ICT should be supported by outstanding teaching and training skills. Key will be diplomacy, sensitivity and the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds

We offer an extensive benefits package with 30 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 by18 April 2017. Interviews will be held in London on 3rd May 2017.

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Head of Customs

St Helena, South Atlantic
3 years FTC commencing ASAP

Competitive package circa £75-£80k pa, includes salary, pension contribution, cost of living, relocation, rent and utilities (see Overseas Vacancy Information).

Could you implement a modernisation programme for HM Customs & Excise and the roll out of the final stages of ASYCUDA World Project, to build a modern international-standard customs service?

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.

You will review current Customs & Excise (C&E) controls and processes at the island’s key entry points and implement changes. It will require you to advise on changes in the development of taxation, customs and other revenue legislation, policies and regulations as you drive forward the Service as a high performing, customer focussed entity.

You will ensure that objectives and KPIs in the C&E Operational Plans are aligned with government business priorities and international best practice. Your procedures and systems will maximise the efficiency of revenue collection as you develop and implement strategic plans, establish T&D plans and support training.

Holding a BSc or equivalent in a relevant subject you will have extremely substantial experience in a senior management role, ideally in a major change programme implementing restructuring reforms. You should have equal experience in a law enforcement or border control agency and customs experience in procedures and processes in an ASYCUDA or similar alternative computer based environment.

Knowledge of revenue administration and laws pertaining to international conventions and treaties relating to taxation, control and movement of goods will be essential, with a significant background in strategic planning and management of a diverse organisation. Other experience should be in multiagency (both national and international) working in the execution of the statutory functions of HM Customs & Excise, in team development through customs training and mentoring and dealing with significant and complex operational issues and challenges.

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 received by 19 April 2017. Interviews will be held in London.

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Invasive Plant Specialist

St Helena, South Atlantic Island2 years Full-time, Contract commencing June 2017.

Contract package circa £35k per annum, includes salary, cost of living, rent and utilities.  Travel cost for the officer to and from the Island at the start and end of contract 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.

Are you curious as to the issues and impacts of invasive plant species in St Helena?  Do you want to make a difference and help protect St Helena?  Do you have experience in invasive plant management and enjoy working with diverse groups to achieve common objectives?  If yes, then we have an exciting opportunity for you to lead our Invasive Plant Project team!

As an Invasive Plant Specialist, you will provide expert professional advisory services and operational project administration through a variety of delivery approaches, all of which include collaboration and cooperation with Government Directorates, other agencies and the community, increasing capacity for multi-agency working.

You will be required to remain current on emerging invasive plant threats and research results, analyze control strategies and measure effectiveness, and provide leadership on all aspects of invasive plant management. 

If you are interested in finding out more about this unique opportunity please review the documents found below.

The successful candidate will need to be available for an end of June 2017 start in St Helena. An application form can be found below and for further information you may contact Darren Duncan, Head of the Agriculture and Natural Resources Division on 00 290 24724 or email: darren-duncan@enrd.gov.sh This is where applications must be sent and received by 03 April 2017.

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