Current Vacancies

Health Promotion & Social Marketing Lead

St Helena, South Atlantic
2 years FTC

Competitive package circa £70-80k pa, includes salary, pension contribution, cost of living, relocation, rent and utilities (see Overseas Vacancy Information).

Working within a multidisciplinary team you will co-ordinate all health promotion and social marketing activities for our island.

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

This is an expert role requiring adaptability, resilience, innovation and a sound knowledge of health promotion and social marketing practice. You will lead our approach to identifying, influencing and changing health-limiting behaviours and maintaining healthy lifestyles in individuals and society. As an experienced community facilitator and service co-ordinator, you will offer training and form enduring collaboration to deliver an effective behaviour change programme for the island. Your focus will be on tobacco, drug and alcohol use, weight/obesity issues and physical activity.

Educated to degree level or equivalent in a biological, psychological or social science field, your post-qualification training will cover public health, health promotion, public health nursing, community development, sociology or anthropology. You will have a background in social marketing, teaching and community facilitation. Substantial experience will be essential in behaviour change, public health or community work with success in establishing, managing and co-ordinating community services. Good problem-solving and project management skills will be vital, along with excellent communications and the ability to motivate. A mature, non-judgemental, confident and professional approach will enable you to interact well with people from all 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 13 July 2017. Interviews will be held in London.

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Occupational Therapist
 
St Helena, South Atlantic
1 Year FTC

Competitive package circa £52k pa, includes salary, pension contribution, 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 4,000, St Helena is a self-governing overseas territory of the UK, poised for transformation with the imminent construction of an airport.

With the help of a locally trained assistant you will offer the full spectrum of Occupational Therapy, with particular emphasis on the disabled and vulnerable living in the community and in residential care. Delivering training programmes for care staff and community carers on the island, you will improve community-based rehabilitation services and contribute to the island’s disability policy, developing practice and protocols for the transition into work and future development of OT recipients. You will also create OT programmes for residential care homes.

As you develop community-based OT services you will offer technical support to colleagues and advise on developments to support the disabled in their homes, networking to improve rehabilitation services. Developing day-care programmes for the elderly and disabled you will coordinate and implement training events and workshops for community based carers, building a team of well trained staff and volunteers. You will also share learning and networking with the wider health sector, other organisations and the community.

You must of course keep up to date with developments in OT, applying evidence-based practice and maintaining records on the EMIS system. Controlling supplies and materials within the unit you will improve the system to monitor equipment out on loan.

Sufficiently confident in your professional knowledge to work as an autonomous practitioner, you will have strong interpersonal skills, good oral and written communication and a positive, motivational personality, able to improvise using available resources. You must be a qualified and registered Occupational Therapist, preferably holding a Masters in OT. Experienced in mental health therapies and in managing and developing community-based rehabilitation services, you will already have trained OT staff and carers. A valid driving licence is required.

We offer an extensive benefits package with 20 days leave pa, fare paid travel, freight, transport and storage allowances. An application form can be found at www.sthelenacareers.com where further information can also be found, 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 3 July 2017. Interviews will be held in London.

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Senior Internal Auditor

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).

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 Internal Audit team provides independent and objective assurance to the Governor, Audit Committee and Chief Secretary on systems of internal controls, corporate governance and risk management. Responsible for two Internal Auditors, you will deliver selected assignments and occasionally deputise for the Head of Internal Audit.

You will be involved in ad hoc investigations which might include fraud or HR-related investigations. You will also help with training and development of the Internal Audit team and training local staff with the aim of having a fully qualified local internal audit team.

Providing consultative support in areas of corporate governance, risk management and internal controls, other responsibilities might include participation in working groups, systems review and provision of promotional materials, training and presentations. You must adhere to the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards.

You should be part qualified to CIA paper 1 standard or equivalent and will continue studying towards full qualification whilst in post. Utilising objective judgement and initiative you are a strategic thinker, responsive to change, innovative and creative. Experienced in internal audit, you will have IT skills and be proficient in MS applications. Abilities should encompass management, project planning, financial management, organisation, time management, writing, interviewing, negotiating, interpersonal and verbal communication at all levels.

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 July 2017. Interviews will be held in London on 20 July.

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Specialist in Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine or General Practice

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

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

Helping to develop Primary Care Services. you will actively support our programme of health services reform, playing an active part in health promotion and preventative care programmes.

A sub-tropical island of spectacular and beautiful landscapes in the South Atlantic with a warm and friendly population of 4,500, St Helena is a self-governing overseas territory of the UK, poised for total transformation with the imminent opening of an international airport. The 30-bed General Hospital in the capital, Jamestown, covers all areas of acute medical and surgical care.

Under the supervision of the Senior Medical Officer you will run out-patient clinics covering a wide range of practice, including diabetes, hypertension, cardio-pulmonary disease, paediatrics, ENT, ophthalmology etc. You will also be required to take care of in-patients as well as being primary on-call approximately every fourth night supporting the nursing staff in the triage and attending possible emergencies. You will be supported by specialist colleagues in anaesthetics, surgery, orthopedics and obstetrics/gynaecology as well as two other medical officers.

Your substantial experience as a GP or Consultant, or experience at Registrar level, should be supported by full GMC registration or equivalent and good standing with that body, with very good command of the English language.

We offer an extensive benefits package with 30 days leave pa, fare paid travel, freight and storage allowances.  An application form can be found at www.sthelenacareers.com  where further information can also be found, or you may contact Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or email: shgukrep@sthelenagov.com.  Applications must be sent to shgukrep@sthelenagov.com and received by 26 June 2017.Interviews will be held in London.

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Chief Auditor

St Helena, South Atlantic
3-year full-time contract commencing September 2017

Competitive salary at £70,000 plus expatriate benefits including accommodation allowance relocation assistance and fare paid leave.

St Helena Government offers an extraordinary opportunity for a qualified accountant with significant external audit experience to be appointed as statutory external auditor for St Helena.  This demanding but rewarding role will require professional leadership in financial and performance audit and can 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.

The Chief Auditor holds a constitutional office independent of Government.  As the statutory external auditor the Chief Auditor is responsible for providing independent assurance on whether public resources are used and accounted for properly, promoting public accountability in the administration of St Helena, providing advice to the Public Accounts Committee, and conducting performance audits.

As a qualified professional you will have significant engagement leadership experience delivering ISA compliant external audits ideally in a public sector environment and managing assurance or consulting assignments.  You will also have excellent communication and relationship management skills with the ability to develop trust and confidence with stakeholders and promote improvement in public accountability and governance.

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 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 29 June 2017. Interviews will be held in London on Tuesday 18 July 2017.

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Head of Audit Services

St Helena, South Atlantic 

2-year full-time contract as soon as possible
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 15 June 2017. Interviews will be held in London on 6 July.

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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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