Closing date: 17 Dec 2021

Health Service Improvement Manager


St Helena Island, South Atlantic

3 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. Our core Health services include Community Nursing and Primary Health Care Services, Dental and Pharmacy Services, Hospital/Acute Services, Environmental Health Services and Laboratory Services. The 28-bed General Hospital in the capital, Jamestown, covers all areas of acute medical and surgical care. It has a two-bed ICU, an operating theatre, a radiology suite with CT-Scan, X-ray, Mammography and Ultrasound facilities. There are also four outpatient clinic sites.

The Health Directorate employs around 111, supported by administrative staff. With 40 nursing staff, there are seven expatriate physician positions including three GP/Medical Officers, an Anaesthetist, Obstetrician, Orthopaedic Surgeon, and a General Surgeon. Specialists visit the island based on patient needs and those with complex needs or requiring specialist interventions not available on-island are referred overseas, mainly to South Africa and a few to the UK

You will help us deliver change. This is a high profile leadership role developing and leading the Health Transformation Programme on St Helena. You will scope, manage, deliver and evaluate a range of improvement projects to ensure effective use of resources. You must create effective links with directors and teams and maintain communication, collaborating to set up effective reporting, evaluation and measurement frameworks.

Dynamic, flexible and self-motivated with a background in delivering projects or service improvements in a health environment, you have a passion for transformation, improvement and innovation.

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: £40k pa, depending on experience and qualifications
  • An International Supplement, full details of which are in the Overseas Vacancy Information below
  • Relocation Allowances, full details of which are in the Overseas Vacancy Information below
  • 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. Further information can be found here on this site, or you may contact Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or via email:

Applications must be sent to and received by 17 Dec 2021.

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.

Due to the potential for high numbers of applications, if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date you should assume you have not been short listed.  We would like to thank you for your interest in working for St Helena Government.

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