Current Vacancies

Dental Officer

St Helena, South Atlantic
2 Years FTC commencing March 2018

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

A sub-tropical island of spectacular and beautiful landscapes in the South Atlantic with a warm and friendly population of 4,500, St Helena is a self-governing overseas territory of the UK. It’s now poised for transformation with the recent opening of a brand new international airport offering scheduled commercial air access. The 42-bed General Hospital in the capital, Jamestown, covers all areas of acute medical and surgical care.

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

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

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

We offer an extensive benefits package with 30 days leave pa, fare paid travel, freight and storage allowances. An application form can be found at www.sthelenacareers.com where further information can also be found, or you may contact Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or email: shgukrep@sthelenagov.com. Applications must be sent to shgukrep@sthelenagov.com and received by Monday 1 January 2018. Interviews will be held in London.

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Fisheries Science Programme Co-ordinator

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

A sub-tropical island of spectacular and beautiful landscapes in the South Atlantic with a warm and friendly population of 4,500, St Helena is a self-governing overseas territory of the UK, with scheduled, commercial air access.

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

 If you are interested in finding out more about this unique opportunity please contact Miss Annalea Beard, Marine Conservation Assistant on telephone number 0290 22270 (e-mail annalea-beard@enrd.gov.sh) also you may review the attached Terms of Reference.

An application form can be sent to you from the Human Resources Manager, Miss Karen Thomas who may be contacted via e-mail on karen-thomas@enrd.gov.sh This is where applications must be sent and received by Friday 8th December 2017.

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Public Solicitor

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

Competitive package circa £77k pa, includes salary, pension, cost of living, relocation, rent and utilities (see Overseas Vacancy Information)

A sub-tropical island of spectacular and beautiful landscapes in the South Atlantic with a warm and friendly population of 4,500, St Helena is a self-governing overseas territory of the UK, poised for future transformation with scheduled, commercial air access. The island has its own legal system and legislature, applying relevant English law where no local law exists.

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

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

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

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

We offer an extensive benefits package with 30 days leave pa, fare paid travel, freight and storage allowances. An application form can be found at www.sthelenacareers.com where further information can also be found, or you may contact Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or email: shgukrep@sthelenagov.com. This is where applications must be sent and received by 13 Dec 2017. Interviews will be held in London.

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Sister/Charge Nurse

St Helena, South Atlantic
2 years FTC commencing March 2018

Competitive package circa £55k - £60k pa, depending on qualifications and experience, includes salary, pension, cost of living, relocation, rent and utilities (see Overseas Vacancy Information)

Do you have acute care experience (AAU/AMU/ED/ICU)? Are you looking for a challenge? Do you want to help nurture a new generation of nurses?
Then we may have just the position for you.

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 total transformation with the opening of an international airport. The 28-bed General Hospital in the capital, Jamestown, covers all areas of acute medical and surgical care.

As you assist the team in reviewing processes and practices within the Emergency Department and the wider general hospital setting you will promote a culture of research and evidence-based practice to enhance person-centred care. Acting as a change agent, you will promote a culture of continuous quality improvement through the use of audit, patient/client feedback and reflection on practice. Due to the Hospitals size and location it is very unique in its setup. Staff are responsible for all areas of secondary care within the hospital; recovery, ICU, ED and wards etc. You will also be required to undertake emergency triage, both in the hospital and on location with the ambulance.

Developing hospital and pre-hospital policies and protocols will be a key task, along with teaching nursing skills to all staff. 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 Diploma or Degree and substantial recent post-registration experience within an Acute General Hospital setting. You should also have experience in ICU, AMU/AAU, or A&E 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 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 7 Dec 2017 Interviews will be held in London.

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Behaviour Specialist

St Helena, South Atlantic
1year FTC commencing February 2018

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

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

A sub-tropical island of spectacular and beautiful landscapes in the South Atlantic with a warm and friendly population of 4,500, St Helena is a self-governing overseas territory of the UK. It’s now poised for transformation with the recent opening of a brand new international airport offering scheduled commercial air access.

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

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

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

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

We offer an extensive benefits package with 20 days leave pa, fare paid travel, freight, transport and storage allowances. An application form can be found at www.sthelenacareers.com where further information can also be found. Applications must be sent to shgukrep@sthelenagov.com and received by 5 December 2017. Interviews will be held in London.

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Specialist Anaesthetist/Intensive Care with General Medicine Knowledge

St Helena, South Atlantic
2 years FTC commencing March 2018

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

On-call 24/7 for anaesthetics and intensive care patients, you will be responsible for all IC patients on the island; normally one or two theatre day a week.

A sub-tropical island of spectacular and beautiful landscapes in the South Atlantic with a warm and friendly population of 4,500, St Helena is a self-governing overseas territory of the UK. It’s now poised for transformation with the recent opening of a brand new international airport offering scheduled commercial air access. The 30-bed General Hospital in the capital, Jamestown, covers all areas of acute medical and surgical care.

Responsible for preoperative preparation of surgical patients, implementing resuscitation procedures and for stabilization and the care of critically ill patients, you will participate in the general practice clinics and share out-patient and in-patient duties. As a member of the general on-call rota you will provide emergency out-of-hours care with back-support from other medical professionals (surgery, cardiology, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology). Usually this means being on-call for general medicine every 4th to 8th day or depending on the number of Doctors available.

You will deal with adult and paediatric patients alike which would include general anaesthesia (LMA or intubation), neuraxial blocks and axillary plexus blocks. Neonatal cases may also arise. Assisting the SMO in collection of health information data as required you will also participate in and contribute to the clinical governance committee.

Managing Acute teams, you will offer pain relief in labour and obstetric anaesthesia, post-operative pain, acute pain medicine and chronic and cancer pain management. You will provide sedation and anaesthesia for patients undergoing various procedures including endoscopic procedures, interventional radiology and dental surgery. Responsibilities will also cover the transport of acutely ill and injured patients.

Holding full GMC registration or equivalent and good standing with that body, you will have worked at Consultant or Senior Specialist Registrar level with substantial post graduate experience. FRCA or DESA or equivalent and ATLS, APLS or equivalent you must have good command of the English language

We offer an extensive benefits package with 30 days leave pa, fare paid travel, freight and storage allowances.  An application form can be found at www.sthelenacareers.com  where further information can also be found, or you may contact Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or email: shgukrep@sthelenagov.com Applications must be sent to shgukrep@sthelenagov.com and  received by November 29th. Interviews will be held in London.

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ENT Consultant 

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

You will offer specialist ENT medical treatment and assessment for referred patients, giving support and advice to the medical team. Your advice on any equipment to be considered to improve clinical care will be greatly valued, as will your suggestions on pharmaceuticals and consumables for paediatric patients. 

You must review referral patterns for ENT cases over the past three years, with a brief note advising on emergency distant support requirements and referral criteria. Offering advice and guidance to clinical staff on improving their professional skills, you will conduct at least two training sessions.

Findings and recommendations will be shared and discussed with the SMO and Director of Health prior to departure and you will submit a completion report within six weeks of return. 

With full GMC registration or equivalent and good standing with that body you will have a very substantial background as an ENT practitioner, a fully qualified ENT surgeon with lengthy post-registration experience.

Further information can also be found www.sthelenacareers.com . Cv’s and costed proposals must be sent to shgukrep@sthelenagov.com and received by 27 November 2017. Interviews will be held in London.

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Specialist in Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine or General Practice

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

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

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

A sub-tropical island of spectacular and beautiful landscapes in the South Atlantic with a warm and friendly population of 4,500, St Helena is a self-governing overseas territory of the UK. It’s now poised for transformation with the recent opening of a brand new international airport offering scheduled commercial air access. The 30-bed General Hospital in the capital, Jamestown, covers all areas of acute medical and surgical care.

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

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

We offer an extensive benefits package with 30 days leave pa, fare paid travel, freight and storage allowances.  An application form can be found at www.sthelenacareers.com  where further information can also be found, or you may contact Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or email: shgukrep@sthelenagov.com.  Applications must be sent to shgukrep@sthelenagov.com and received by 6 November 2017. Interviews will be held in London on 4 December 2017.

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