Current Vacancies

Visiting ENT Consultant

St Helena Island, South Atlantic
Two weeks; expressions of interest and cost proposals invited. 

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. Following the opening of its international airport in October 2017, St Helena is better placed to develop both economically and socially.  The 28-bed General Hospital in the capital, Jamestown, covers all areas of acute medical and surgical care.

In this high profile position, you will provide specialist ENT assessment and treatment for patients referred by the medical officers, offering support and advice to the medical team. Advising and guiding clinical staff on improving their professional skills and care, you will train relevant staff in the latest clinical issues with at least one training session per week.

You will review and advise on appropriate pharmaceuticals and consumables and any equipment needed to improve clinical care. You must also review referral patterns for ENT cases over the past 3 years, preparing a short note on emergency distant support requirements and referral criteria. Reviewing literature on ENT in the Medical and Nursing Libraries you will advise on new materials to be procured.

Appointments for all referred patients will be made in advance of your visit and they must be seen and operated on, where equipment allows, by the end of your visit, with detailed written instructions for post-operative/follow-on care. You will work closely with the SMO at all stages to ensure treatment is acceptable and cost efficient. Findings and recommendations must be shared and discussed with the SMO and Director of Health before departure and your completion report must then be submitted within 6 weeks, outlining activities undertaken and any recommendations.

Holding full GMC registration or equivalent and good standing, with substantial post-registration experience as an ENT practitioner, you will need fluent English and the temperament to work in a small close-knit team.  You will also need the ability to cope emotionally and professionally in a small isolated community with traditional values, where contact with the outside world is limited.

Further information can be found at www.sthelenacareers.com. Cv’s and costed proposals must be sent to shgukrep@sthelenagov.com and received by 7 January 2019. Interviews will be held in London.

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Sister/Charge Nurse

St Helena, South Atlantic
2 years FTC commencing ASAP

£35-£40k pa, depending on experience and qualifications, taxable in St Helena
A tax free International Supplement will also apply

In this key role you will enhance patient/client care and service delivery and introduce efficiencies, creating an environment of life-long learning and reflective practice

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.  Following the opening of its international airport in October 2017, St Helena is better placed to develop both economically and socially.

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

As you review processes and practices you will promote a culture of research and evidence-based practice to enhance person-centred care, acting as a change agent, developing clinically effective practice through the effective utilisation and integration of evidence. It should be a culture of continuous quality improvement through the use of audit, patient/client feedback and reflection on practice. You will also undertake emergency triage, with emergency services through clinical care in the ambulance including advanced resuscitation skills.

You must ensure that appropriate systems are developed and operational and that risk management arrangements are in place, maintaining effective record management. With effective admission and discharge planning and management of duty rotas, annual leave and study leave, you will lead and participate in orientation and induction programmes, ensure supervision and mentorship is embedded and contribute to budget management

A Registered Nurse on Part 1 of the live NMC Register (or equivalent), you must hold a Nursing Degree and substantial recent post-registration experience within an Acute General Hospital setting. You should also have experience in an AAU/AMU (acute medical setting), A&E or ICU with up-to-date ALS or willing to undertake ALS training.

Familiar with changing trends in health and social care, you should be conversant with current professional issues in relation to nursing and be able to influence and manage change, including the promotion of evidence based practice.

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 Jan 2019. 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.  Following the opening of its international airport in October 2017, St Helena is better placed to develop both economically and socially. 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 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 January 2019. Interviews will be held in London

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Senior Economist
(Project Appraisal and Social Impact Assessment)

St Helena, South Atlantic
2 years FTC commencing March 2019

£40k 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.  Following the opening of its international airport in October 2017, St Helena is better placed to develop both economically and socially.

Providing evidence to underpin the Island’s Economic Infrastructure Programme, this challenging and rewarding role will allow you to make a direct and personal impact on the economic growth of St Helena.

Reporting to the Chief Government Economist, you will be a member of the Corporate Policy and Planning Unit within Corporate Services. This sits at the centre of Government with an overarching purpose of co-ordinating the business of government, making it work in a more coherent, efficient manner.

Working closely with the Chief Government Economist, SHG Directorates, SHG’s Project Management Unit and the UK Department for International Development, you will undertake economic appraisal and develop outline and detailed business cases to assist the prioritisation and justification of St Helena’s Economic Infrastructure Programme. 

Holding the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in economics, social science, engineering or related field,  you must have at least three years’ experience in the field of project appraisal utilising the Treasury Green Book Guidance, supplementary appraisal guidance or comparable guidance; experience in working with stakeholders to develop Appraisal Summary Tables which outline qualitative and quantitative financial, economic, social and environmental costs, benefits and disbenefits; with  demonstrable experience of leading and undertaking project appraisals for infrastructure projects for Government.  

You will be required work with SHG stakeholders and will need to have well-developed communication and presentational skills with political sensitivity and awareness along with  a strong analytical approach and be comfortable with developing quality outputs within tight deadlines.

We offer an extensive benefits package with 30 days leave per annum, 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 sent to Kedell Worboys by email and received by 02 Jan 2019. 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 11Dec 2018. Interviews will be held in London.

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Senior Food Microbiologist

St Helena Island, South Atlantic
2 years FTC commencing ASAP

£35k 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 year there is now a weekly scheduled flight from Johannesburg.

Our laboratory services offer an extensive range of essential diagnostic tests across Blood Sciences, Microbiology and Serology, and a Food & Water Laboratory which is an ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accredited facility, essential for the continued export of fish to the EU.

You will carry out testing relating to Food and Water Microbiology within the scope of ISO 17025 accreditation, training staff in all methodology and aspects of the accreditation procedures and assist in the preparation for annual assessment, rectifying anomalies/non-conformances highlighted by the assessors.

Alongside the Laboratory Manager you will ensure facilities meet the required standards to maintain accreditation, providing ‘on the bench’ training in all aspects of food and water microbiology. You will validate additional ‘in-house’ methodology for acceptable accreditation purposes and provide staff with on-going training in validation of in-use methodology. You must advise the Senior EHO on food surveillance programme strategies and appropriate food sampling plan in respect of the microbiological safety of food. You will also liaise with external bodies such as UKAS and PHE on accreditation, external quality assurance, testing methods and protocols.

Qualified in Food Microbiology, you will have worked in an accredited food and water laboratory and be adept at report writing. Having bench experience of food and water examination in a public health environment, you should have a clear understanding of the related micro-organisms. With knowledge and first-hand experience of laboratory accreditation, using ISO 17025:2017 as the benchmark standard, you understand COSHH and have experience of training staff in methodology and validation and in calibration of laboratory equipment, including autoclaves, incubators and fridges.

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 10 December 2018. Interviews will be held in London.

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Head of Internal Audit

St Helena, South Atlantic
3 years FTC commencing April 2019

£40k-£45k pa, depending on experience and qualifications, taxable in St Helena
A tax free International Supplement will also apply

Essential to this challenging role will be strong interviewing and negotiating skills and the ability to deliver effective internal audit services adhering to Public Sector Internal Audit Standards.

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.

Applying a broad range of skills and experience you will need objective judgement and sensitivity. You will help with the production of the Annual Governance Statement where complex and sensitive issues need to be addressed and provide independent and objective assurance to the Governor, Audit and Risk Committee, Core Leadership Group and Chief Secretary on the Government’s systems of internal controls, corporate governance and risk management.

Managing a £38k annual budget you will motivate and inspire your team, developing engagement with major change programmes. You must establish and maintain an Internal Audit Charter and develop new policies, procedures and methodologies to improve the audit process. You will also develop an annual audit plan, oversee audit assignments and respond to fraud investigation requests and confidential reporting concerns. Providing consultative support to the Government, you will offer input to the annual strategic planning and budget setting process, produce an Annual Assurance Statement and Risk Maturity Assessment and supervise the Recommendation Tracker Follow-Up process.

As a Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and CMIIA or CCAB qualified accountant, you will have substantial experience in audit and management. You will have achieved an advanced level of statistical and information analysis and have the ability to design and deliver excellent presentations. With strong project planning and management skills and a creative approach to problem solving, you will demonstrate effective strategic thinking and be responsive to change.

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 02 Jan 2018. Interviews will be held in London

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Radiographer

St Helena, South Atlantic
2 years FTC commencing April 2019

£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.  It is poised for economic and social development following the opening of a brand new international airport offering a weekly scheduled flight. The 28-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 2 January 2019. Interviews will be held in London.

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Head of Customs

St Helena Island, South Atlantic
3 years FTC

£55k pa, taxable in St Helena; a tax free International Supplement will also apply

Could you lead the HMCE team to efficiently implement the Customs & Excise Ordinance in border protection and collection of revenue and in implementation of the modernisation plan?

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.

You will review current 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 strategic 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.

You will have 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 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 10 December 2018. Interviews will be held in London.

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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 02 Jan 2019. 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 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 St Helena Government.  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 4 December 2018.

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Director of Health Services

St Helena, South Atlantic
2 years FTC

£80-£90k pa, depending on experience and qualifications, taxable in St Helena
A tax free International Supplement will also apply

This is a role of complex contemporary challenges

A sub-tropical island of spectacular and beautiful landscapes in the South Atlantic with a warm and friendly population of 4,500, St Helena is a self-governing overseas territory of the UK, poised for total transformation with the imminent opening of an international airport. The 28-bed General Hospital in the capital, Jamestown, covers all areas of acute medical and surgical care.

Applying strong and enlightened leadership, you will help formulate and deliver strategic plans for the Health Service. Liaising with wide range of organisations including Education, Safeguarding, private and civil society organisations, you will actively and insightfully contribute to policy development, managing an annual recurrent budget of £5m.

Responsible for the day-to-day overall general management of health services, you will ensure efficient use of human and financial resources, estate and assets, implementing cost improvement programmes and making sure that all resources are managed and developed to meet service requirements.

You will establish effective links with off island service providers and partners, communicate with influence and cultivate strong working relationships with all stakeholders. There will be a strong element of PR in your role.

Holding a Master’s or equivalent in Health Services Management or a related field you will have a clinical background and substantial recent experience in hospital and health service management. A skilled leader adept at financial management and in managing health services in the community, you will have highly developed stakeholder management skills. Receptive to and able to lead and manage change, you are a strong communicator, influencer and motivator.

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 Nov 2018. Interviews will be held in London

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General Practitioner/Medical Officer – with interest and relevant experience in chronic disease management

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

Salary £85k pa, taxable in St Helena
A tax free International Supplement will also apply

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

Working with the other medical officers, 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.

This role is suitable for General Practitioner or an Internal Medicine Specialist with interest in primary care and chronic disease management. Suitable candidates would already be Consultants or Registrars nearing completion of training to become consultants. A minimum of 5-years’ post qualification experience is essential with full GMC registration or equivalent, good standing with the relevant registering authority and a very good command of the English language.

We offer an extensive benefits package with 20 days leave pa, fare paid travel, freight, pension contribution 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.  Applications must be sent to shgukrep@sthelenagov.com and received by 27 November 2018. Interviews will be held in London.

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Crown Counsel (Civil)

St Helena Island, South Atlantic
2 years FTC commencing ASAP

£40k pa, depending on experience and qualifications, 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 year there is now a weekly scheduled flight from Johannesburg.

The island’s team of Law Officers is currently made up of the Attorney General, a Solicitor General, Crown Counsel (Community Care) Crown Counsel (Criminal) and Crown Counsel (Commercial), two trainees and a legal executive along with a Legal Officer and a full-time Legislative Draftsperson working remotely from Florida.

Under the Attorney General you will have conduct of Government civil litigation and must pro-actively contribute towards the provision of comprehensive, reliable, and timely legal advice to all organs of government. Assisting in the lifecycle of the procurement process including drafting of all agreements, you will advise on all aspects of general common law (mainly civil) and conduct litigation in civil and employment matters. This includes drafting pleadings and court documents with court appearances up to Court of Appeal. You will also provide advice throughout government on contracts, leases and land, human resources and employment matters and offer guidance, support and supervision to the two trainees.

As a substantially experienced UK/ Commonwealth qualified barrister or solicitor, you will have a background in civil litigation, in particular employment and medical negligence work and of running a caseload. Your strong analytical and communication skills should be complemented by a flexible approach.

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 Nov 2018. Interviews will be held in London.

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Dental Hygienist

St Helena Island, South Atlantic
2 years FTC

£33k pa, depending on experience and qualifications, 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 year there is now a weekly scheduled flight from Johannesburg. The 28-bed General Hospital in the capital, Jamestown, covers all areas of acute medical and surgical care.

In this vital role, using indices to screen and monitor, you will diagnose, treat and follow up periodontal disease in all age groups of the population and instruct and motivate patients in oral hygiene procedures. Planning the delivery of care for patients to improve and maintain their periodontal health, you must also carry out oral cancer screening and conduct school dental screening.

You will undertake supragingival and subgingival scaling and root debridement using manual and powered instruments and use appropriate anti-microbial therapy to manage plaque related diseases. Giving infiltration and inferior dental block analgesia you will place temporary dressings and re-cement crowns with temporary cement, place fissure sealants and apply topical fluoride.

In consultation with the Dental Officer and Senior Medical Officer, you should review equipment and stock management arrangements and recommend and introduce improvements.

Holding a Diploma in Dental Hygiene and GDC Registration, or equivalent,
You should have Substantial Primary Dental Care experience and be computer literate

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 22 November 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 01 Nov 2018. Interviews will be held in London.

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Locum Crown Counsel (Community Care Law)

St Helena Island, South Atlantic
6 months FTC commencing ASAP                   

£40,000 pa pro rata, 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 transformation with the imminent construction of an airport.

The Attorney General’s Chambers is currently made up of the Attorney General, the Solicitor General, Crown Counsel (Community Care, Crown Prosecutor, Crown Counsel (Commercial), Crown Counsel (Civil), a Legal Executive, a full-time Legislative Draftsperson working remotely and two admin support staff.

Under the Attorney General you will primarily have conduct of safeguarding (children and adults), housing, mental health, freedom of information, data protection and education matters.  You will be required to have expertise in at least one of the above areas of law and be willing to expand your practice.  You will be flexible and a team player, committed to contribute towards the provision of comprehensive, reliable, and timely legal advice to all organs of government. You will advise all Directorates (in particular Safeguarding, Education and Health Directorates) and Corporate Services.

As an experienced Commonwealth qualified barrister, solicitor or advocate, you will need to be able to be flexible and deal with areas of law outside your area of expertise.

The role will include advocacy and providing written and oral advice and guidance to Elected Members of Legislative Council, The Governor and to the various Government Departments.

Experience of public sector organisations and of running a caseload with limited litigation support would be desirable. Strong analytical and communication skills are required for this role.  

An extensive benefits package is offered with 10 days leave, fare paid travel for you and your family, 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 Glenda Bas on 0203 818 7610 or email: shgukrep.manager@sthelenagov.com. This is where applications must be sent and received by 30 October 2018. Interviews will be held in London

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Public Health & Community Services Manager

St Helena Island, South Atlantic
2 years FTC

£40k pa, depending on experience and qualifications, taxable in St Helena; a tax free International Supplement will also apply

This vital role is aimed at the effective and efficient delivery of primary care and public health services at community 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. With the opening of a new international airport a year ago there is now a weekly scheduled flight from Johannesburg. The 42-bed General Hospital in the capital, Jamestown, covers all areas of acute medical and surgical care.

With keen independent judgment of service needs and operational response, you will make key strategic recommendations.

You will direct primary care, community health, allied health, and public health services delivered by a multi-disciplinary staff. Recommending, developing and monitoring goals, objectives, policies and priorities, you must allocate resources accordingly. Your ongoing analysis of operations will ensure community needs are met and opportunities identified for service improvement. Overseeing the development of local guidelines, protocols, and policies for community health services, you will ensure compliance with laws, regulations and professional standards. Undertaking resource and operational planning, you must take ownership of training, supervision and professional development.

You will have operational delivery and management experience in a community healthcare or primary care setting, with appropriate accredited qualification. Your experience in public health, primary care and community health service management will be supported by technical knowledge plus project and programme management and resource allocation skills. You should have a background in decision-making, presenting ideas, planning, assigning and co-ordinating work. An adept communicator, you will build relationships as you nurture your staff and develop community health programmes, monitoring outcomes.

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 Glenda Bas on 0203 818 7610 or email: shgukrep.manager@sthelenagov.com. This is where applications must be sent to and received by 5 November 2018. Interviews will be held in London.

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Crown Counsel (Community Care Law)

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

£40,000 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 transformation with the imminent construction of an airport.

The Attorney General’s Chambers is currently made up of the Attorney General, the Solicitor General, Crown Counsel (Community Care, Crown Prosecutor, Crown Counsel (Commercial), Crown Counsel (Civil), a Legal Executive, a full-time Legislative Draftsperson working remotely and two admin support staff.

Under the Attorney General you will primarily have conduct of safeguarding (children and adults), housing, mental health, freedom of information, data protection and education matters.  You will be required to have expertise in at least one of the above areas of law and be willing to expand your practice.  You will be flexible and a team player, committed to contribute towards the provision of comprehensive, reliable, and timely legal advice to all organs of government. You will advise all Directorates (in particular Safeguarding, Education and Health Directorates) and Corporate Services.

As an experienced Commonwealth qualified barrister, solicitor or advocate, you will need to be able to be flexible and deal with areas of law outside your area of expertise.

The role will include advocacy and providing written and oral advice and guidance to Elected Members of Legislative Council, The Governor and to the various Government Departments.

Experience of public sector organisations and of running a caseload with limited litigation support would be desirable. Strong analytical and communication skills are required for this role.  

An extensive benefits package is offered with 30 days leave per annum, fare paid travel for you and your family, 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 18 October 2018. Interviews will be held in London

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Locum Crown Counsel

St Helena, South Atlantic
6 months FTC commencing ASAP

£40k pa pro rata, depending on experience and qualifications, taxable in St Helena; a tax free International Supplement will also apply

Without the need for close supervision you will have conduct of most, and usually all, Government civil litigation.

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.

You will advise upon all aspects of general common law in St Helena (mainly civil) and conduct litigation in civil and employment matters that includes drafting pleadings and all court documents and appearing in court where necessary. You must also advise all organs of government on contracts, procurement, leases and land, HR and employment matters along with occasional advice to the planning department. You will also support the procurement board where necessary.

Assisting with legislative drafting, you will advise members of the Legislative Council on actual or potential Council business, including bills, with respect to any queries or clarifications in areas pertinent to civil practice.

A UK or commonwealth qualified solicitor or barrister you must  have substantial experience of civil litigation, in particular employment and medical negligence work. Having run your own caseload, you must have good communication skills, a flexible approach and strong analytical skills.

We offer an extensive benefits package with 10 days leave, 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 18 October2018. Interviews will be held in London.

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General Practitioner/Medical Officer – with interest in chronic disease management

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

Salary £85k pa, taxable in St Helena
A tax free International Supplement will also apply

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

Working with the other medical officers, 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.

This role is suitable for General Practitioner or an Internal Medicine Specialist with interest in primary care and chronic disease management. Suitable candidates would already be Consultants or Registrars nearing completion of training to become consultants. A minimum of 5-years’ post qualification experience is essential with full GMC registration or equivalent, good standing with the relevant registering authority and a very good command of the English language.

We offer an extensive benefits package with 20 days leave pa, fare paid travel, freight, pension contribution 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.  Applications must be sent to shgukrep@sthelenagov.com and received by 19 Oct 2018. Interviews will be held in London.

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Team Manager (Adult & Communities)

St Helena Island, South Atlantic
2 years FTC

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

Here is a great opportunity to put your skills into practice, teaching and developing core leadership, technical skills and knowledge.

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.

The island’s safeguarding policies are on a par with those in the UK and practice is also very similar. You will be a key member of the directorate team, collaborating to enhance safeguarding on St Helena with a focus on vulnerable adults and those with disability or other vulnerabilities.

As the professional lead in casework involving abuse or situations involving a need for professional social work advice around persons with a disability, you will develop and implement training programmes and procedures currently provided through UK distance learning courses.

Managing change and having ownership of budgets and contracts, you will review and develop training protocols to support multi-agency work with Police, Health, Education and Voluntary Agencies. This means taking a lead role in developing partnerships with multi-agency organisations. As you develop an operational delivery plan and lead your team in developing a service plan, you will recruit, select, lead and motivate staff, sustaining a strong performance culture.

A qualified social worker, CQSW/DipSW or equivalent, you must have current registration with the Health Care Professions Council or eligibility for an associated body in another country. Having substantial practice experience in social work with a significant element of safeguarding adults, you will have a background in leading a safeguarding/social work team. With up to date knowledge and recent practical experience of working as a social worker with case load responsibility in safeguarding Adults, you must have significant experience involving work engaging people in and from community settings.

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 5 November. 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 26 Nov 2018. Interviews will be held in London.

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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 02 January 2019. Interviews will be held in London

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