St Helena Government

Public Health & Community Services Manager

Location
Saint Helena (SH)
Salary
£40k pa, depending on experience and qualifications
Posted
09 Oct 2018
Closes
04 Nov 2018
Function
Manager
Job Type
Permanent

Public Health & Community Services Manager

St Helena Island, South Atlantic

2 years FTC

£40k pa, depending on experience and qualifications, taxable in St Helena; a tax free International Supplement will also apply

This vital role is aimed at the effective and efficient delivery of primary care and public health services at community level.

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 the opening of a new international airport a year ago there is now a weekly scheduled flight from Johannesburg. The 42-bed General Hospital in the capital, Jamestown, covers all areas of acute medical and surgical care.

With keen independent judgment of service needs and operational response, you will make key strategic recommendations.

You will direct primary care, community health, allied health, and public health services delivered by a multi-disciplinary staff. Recommending, developing and monitoring goals, objectives, policies and priorities, you must allocate resources accordingly. Your ongoing analysis of operations will ensure community needs are met and opportunities identified for service improvement. Overseeing the development of local guidelines, protocols, and policies for community health services, you will ensure compliance with laws, regulations and professional standards. Undertaking resource and operational planning, you must take ownership of training, supervision and professional development.

You will have operational delivery and management experience in a community healthcare or primary care setting, with appropriate accredited qualification. Your experience in public health, primary care and community health service management will be supported by technical knowledge plus project and programme management and resource allocation skills. You should have a background in decision-making, presenting ideas, planning, assigning and co-ordinating work. An adept communicator, you will build relationships as you nurture your staff and develop community health programmes, monitoring outcomes.

We offer an extensive benefits package with 30 days leave pa, fare paid travel, freight, pension contribution and relocation allowance (see overseas vacancy information). An application form can be found at www.sthelenacareers.com where further information can also be found, or you may contact Glenda Bas on 0203 818 7610 or email: shgukrep.manager@sthelenagov.com. This is where applications must be sent to and received by 5 November 2018. Interviews will be held in London.