Closing date: 30 March 2023
Locum Senior Nursing Officer


St Helena Island, South Atlantic 

6 months FTC available immediately

£55K-£65k pa, pro rata, depending on experience and qualifications, plus International Supplement

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 24 bed General Hospital inclusive of chemotherapy and delivery suite in the capital, Jamestown, covers all areas of acute medical and surgical care.

Providing expert professional advice, you will offer inspirational and highly visible leadership to nursing and midwifery staff across the hospital and community setting. Ensuring that hospital services are always operationally ready, you will be responsible for the delivery of safe, clinically, cost effective and compassionate care. As a member of the Senior Management Team contributing to Operational and Strategic Plans for the Health Directorate, you will ensure essential quality standards, leading and participating in performance review programmes.

The role includes management of practice development across all areas of nursing practice in conjunction with the sisters, making sure they meet the T&D needs of the staff, engaging with external partners and stakeholders to ensure that corporate and business unit messages are shared. You must identify opportunities for improvement and development of care and quality practice, guidelines and policy development, implementing a range of policies and service improvements. Collaborating with Senior Nursing you should put in place appropriate action plans. You will own the Nursing and Midwifery Hospital and Community budget and wider resources.

Registered with the NMC or equivalent and holding a recognised Leadership and Management qualification, you have held a nursing leadership role in an NHS organisation at a minimum of Band 7. You are aware of changing trends in health and social care and are conversant with current professional issues in relation to nursing and midwifery. Developing and leading high performing teams, you have experience of analysing and interpreting information to develop solutions or solve problems and have planned and implemented change. You have also managed and controlled budgets, resources and funding.

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:

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 30 March 2023

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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