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General Practitioner/Medical Officer

St Helena Government
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (SH)
£85,000pa (total remuneration c. £100,000 including allowances)
Closing date
29 Apr 2024

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2 years Full time contract 

Enjoying unique lifestyle opportunities, St Helena Island is a self-governing overseas territory of the United Kingdom, located in the tropical South Atlantic. 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. 

Looking for a Medical Officer role with a difference? Maybe you are looking to expand your professional experience; relishing exposure to a different and exciting role; or just a change in your working environment. Whatever your motivation, we would welcome your application!

We are looking for General Practitioners (or others with a good history of primary and secondary care experience) to join our team of Medical Officers. 

You’ll need to be a medical practitioner with a broad range of skills, happy to operate in remote and challenging conditions, showcasing your adaptability and experience across varied medical situations. 

The 22-bed General Hospital in the capital, Jamestown, covers all areas of acute medical and surgical care.  Responsible for outpatient clinics at various locations every week you will cover various clinical needs for adults and children, including diabetes, hypertension and cardio-pulmonary disease which are highly prevalent on the island. 

Actively involved in preventive care and lifestyles management, you will serve as the clinical champion for preventive service development.  With support from overseas specialists and using local therapeutic guidelines and protocols, you will also be expected to deal with paediatrics, ENT and ophthalmology patients.  Involved in training of healthcare staff, your clinical governance work will include audits, clinical outcome data collation and reporting. 

Taking care of in-patients, you will be on the primary on-call rota (approximately 1 in 4) in the triage and attendance of urgent care and emergencies. There will be on-call cover from specialist colleagues in anaesthetics/intensive care, general surgery, and obstetrics/gynaecology.  You will also attend clinical emergencies and urgent care duties, incident management, outbreak response and other healthcare emergencies.  This role reports into the Chief Medical Officer.

You should have full GMC registration or equivalent and good standing with that body. An interest in chronic disease management (Long Term Conditions) and/or Public Health Medicine would be an advantage.

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. 

The island offers a unique environment in which to work and live, with a variety of outdoor activities in a beautiful setting. Families with younger children will find it safe and welcoming, and there are excellent accommodation options.

Our Benefits Package Includes:

  • Salary: £85,000pa (total remuneration c. £100,000 including allowances)
  • 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
  • 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 by clicking the Apply button 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 29 April 2024

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.

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