Closing date: 8 June 2024
Dietician

DIETICIAN

St Helena Island, South Atlantic

2 years FTC available immediately

Enjoying unique lifestyle opportunities, St Helena Island is a self-governing overseas territory of the United Kingdom. Although better placed to develop economically and socially as a result of opening our international airport in 2017, we are not at the stage of self-sufficiency and therefore remain dependent on UK government aid. The 22-bed General Hospital in the capital, Jamestown, covers all areas of acute medical and surgical care.

Could you offer individualised and group-based dietetic advice and support at inpatient, outpatient, community and health promotion areas? As part of a multidisciplinary team developing and providing an evidence-based dietetic service, your help will be vital in reducing the risk of lifestyle illness and morbidity associated with Non Communicable Diseases as you lead the design and delivery of Tier Two weight Management for the island. Integral to the community care team, you will ensure that consistent and appropriate advice is available community-wide.

Alongside the Public Health and Community Services Team and wider Health Directorate staff, you will support crèches, childcare facilities and schools. You must also participate in research and act as a specialist resource. Helping with the management of dietetics clinics, you will advise patients and their families and liaise with managers and nurses in residential care facilities and the hospital

Educating other health and social care workers on dietetics related matters, you will also advise on diet to avoid the side effects and interactions between medications. You must assess nutritional needs, diet restrictions and current health plans to develop and implement dietary-care plans and provide nutritional counselling.

Holding a BSc Hons in Dietetics or a related science degree with a postgraduate diploma or higher degree in Dietetics, plus UK HCPC Registration or equivalent, you will have substantial post-qualification experience as a Dietician. You will need to have a working knowledge of a broad range of diet-related conditions and be up to date with professional practice and new research. Good verbal and written communication and competent IT skills are essential and you will need a full driving licence.

In addition, you must demonstrate our core values of fairness, integrity and teamwork and use your diverse expertise and experiences to ensure your time on the Island has the broadest benefit to St Helena.  As an officer funded through the Technical Co-Operation Programme you will be expected to share your knowledge and skills beyond the workplace contributing to workforce, community and capacity development in St Helena.

Our Benefits Package Includes:

  • Salary: £31k – £35k pa, depending on experience and qualifications
  • An International Supplement, full details of which are in the Overseas Vacancy Information
  • Relocation Allowances, full details of which are in the Overseas Vacancy Information
  • Annual Pension Contribution of 7.5% of salary
  • Annual Leave of 30 days per annum plus Public Holidays

How to Apply:

An application form is available below, where further information can also be found, or you may contact Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or via email: [email protected].

Applications must be sent to [email protected] and received by 8 June 2024

To be considered for this role, you must complete our application form.  Failure to do so will mean that your application will not be considered.  Please do not submit your CV.  

The Public Service positively accepts applications from all members of the community regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, and will consider all applications on the basis of merit, in accordance with the person specification.

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