Town/City Jamestown STHL 1ZZ
Payment type Per annum
Region Overseas
Contract type Fixed term
Closing date
Hours Full-time
Type of employer Private provider
Name of employer St Helena Government

Other benefits

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

Vacancy details

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 28-bed General Hospital in the capital, Jamestown, covers all areas of acute medical and surgical care. You will be responsible for administering general physiotherapy within the hospital, residential care homes and community. You will manage physiotherapy clinics, planning general courses of treatment for outpatients. You must carry out exercise regimes
for post myocardial infarction patients and chaperoned pelvic floor exercise regimes, liaising with the Community Nurses on sports related injuries, including school visits. Teaching and assessing staff on a mobility rehabilitation programme within the wards and units, you will support the teaching of lifting techniques and manual handling. You will be responsible for
implementing a ‘falls prevention strategy’, thereby identifying and monitoring the population at risk. When required, you will participate in overseas medical referral meetings and CPD meetings with doctors and produce ergonomic studies.

Holding a diploma/degree in physiotherapy with Health Professions Council Registration (UK) or equivalent, you will have substantial experience in a physiotherapy environment and working knowledge of a broad range of conditions and clinical placements.

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 by the UK Government 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.

How to apply

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

Applications must be sent to and received by 17 August 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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