Closing date: Until post filled

Specialist Anaesthatist/Intensivist


St Helena Island, South Atlantic

2 years FTC starting ASAP

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

Focused on preoperative preparation of surgical patients, you will provide anaesthetics to adult and paediatric patients alike, which would include general anaesthesia, neuraxial blocks and axillary plexus blocks. Neonatal cases may also arise. Dealing with the resuscitation and stabilisation of emergency and IC patients you will also handle the transport of acutely ill and injured patients..

Part of the clinical governance committee, you will review, update and develop relevant protocols based on UK NICE or international best practice. Giving assistance and training to colleagues and local nurses you will participate in the on-call rota, attending clinical emergencies and urgent care requirements.

With full GMC registration or equivalent and good standing with that body, you have ATLS, APLS FRCA (or DESA) or equivalent. You have worked at Consultant level or as Senior Specialist Registrar with substantial postgraduate experience that includes intensive care.

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: £85k, 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

This recruitment will remain open until the post is filled.

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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