Clinical Psychologist

Job Title: Clinical Psychologist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Saint Helena
Salary: £30,000 - £42,000 depending on experience and qualifications, taxable in St Helena; a tax free International Supplement will also apply
Job Published: August 11, 2020 16:30

Job Description

Clinical Psychologist

St Helena Island, South Atlantic
2 years FTC

£30k-£42k pa, depending on experience and qualifications, taxable in St Helena; a tax free International Supplement will also apply

Play a key role in a multidisciplinary mental health team to provide behavioural science and other mental health related services.

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. A new international airport now offers a weekly scheduled flight from Johannesburg.

The 28-bed General Hospital in the capital, Jamestown, covers all areas of acute medical and surgical care. The mental health team comprises community psychiatric nurses, a clinical psychologist, an educational psychologist and a support worker. There is also remote support from a Consultant Psychiatrist based overseas. The team coordinates with the Adult and Children’s Social Care directorate, police and education services to give comprehensive support.

You must have a track record of performing psychological assessments and managing a psychological service. You should be able to assess clients, create formulations, develop effective treatment plans and monitor outcomes. As a clinical psychologist, you will adapt practice to a current lifespan mental health service delivery model on the island and research new treatment options, working with the team to improve treatment programmes. Networking and consulting with external agencies such as social services, independent and voluntary sectors, you will facilitate and enable intervention at multiple levels.

Holding University qualifications in psychology, you will have registration as a psychologist with a relevant national body and additional post-qualification training (i.e. CBT, EMDR). You must have a background in diagnostic assessment and therapeutic work with common psychological conditions. You should also have experience around risk management. Skills will be required in providing consultation, training and supervision to other professional and non-professional staff. With a creative and constructive solution-focused approach to problem solving, you are flexible and open to feedback. Experience of diagnostic assessment of neurodevelopmental conditions across the lifespan will be beneficial.

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 where further information can also be found, or you may contact Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or email:

Applications should be sent to and received by 3 September 2020. Interviews will be held in London or by Skype.

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 the St Helena Government.