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Social Worker Vacancy

Government of Tristan da Cunha
Advert for Social Worker post

This is a unique opportunity to work on the world’s remotest inhabited island of Tristan da Cunha.

Tristan da Cunha, One of United Kingdom’s Overseas Territories has a very small population of 254 people and we are looking for someone to work within the community to provide a comprehensive social work service. The post, which is available from September/October 2018, is a two year contract with paid leave (and return fare/flights to the UK) after 12 months. The package also includes housing and health cover.

Scope of Work:

As the only social worker on Tristan da Cunha, the post holder will be required to work independently using their own initiative. The work of the post holder will be guided by the changing needs of the population of Tristan. A flexible approach is essential.

The principal duties are:

  1. To take an active community role in promoting the physical and mental wellbeing of children and adults, working alongside health, education, police and with the island community;
  2. To provide training on safeguarding issues to those working with children and vulnerable adults on the island;
  3. To raise awareness of social issues that impact on the wellbeing of children and adults and participate in planned activities to address these;

For further details about the job and package, please contact : administrator@tdc-gov.com

Further information on Tristan da Cunha can be found on other website pages.

Job Description can be downlaoded as a PDF: Job Description

RSPB Advertises three Conservation Posts for Gough Island

Post 1: Senior Field Assistant

Reference number: A6290318

Location: Gough Island, Tristan da Cunha

One Senior Field Assistant will be recruited to carry out seabird monitoring and other field work on Gough Island, including the control of an invasive plant and support during the house mouse eradication operation. The post holder will work along side two Field Assistants. All three posts will be for a period of 16 months, consisting of pre-deployment training and around 13 months deployment on Gough.

Gough Island (6,500 ha) is located in the South Atlantic and is part of the Tristan da Cunha archipelago. These posts are funded through the collaborative Gough Island Restoration Programme, which aims to eradicate house mice from Gough Island. The collaboration involves the RSPB, Tristan da Cunha Island Council and DEFRA.

The primary rationale for this position is to support the restoration of Gough Island.
See https://www.rspb.org.uk/goughisland for more information. We wish to attract committed candidates who will adapt to the requirements of this restoration programme and remain focused on the outputs needed to progress this globally important effort. This position will offer a unique opportunity for highly motivated and disciplined individuals with relevant fieldwork skills and a keen interest in wildlife, who will adapt well to small island living in a challenging sub-Antarctic environment.

Work in the wildlife breeding season at Gough Island is very intensive, with frequent long hours of fieldwork and data preparation, so it is important to be well organised. Data are collated using databases and by submitting reports, observing deadlines at frequent intervals. The results underpin efforts to restore the Gough Island World Heritage Site.

The candidates will be joining and living with the South African National Antarctic Programme (SANAP) over-wintering team of 6 people, bringing the total team size to 9 people. They will be required to work within the requirements of SANAP's over-wintering teams, including sharing cooking and cleaning duties on the base. It will be an asset if the post holders have prior experience of working with one or more other team members. During the eradication operation, the team on the island will increase substantially.

The learning curve is very steep and so all candidates must have previous experience of handling appropriate wild animals, but RSPB will provide a finishing school (at the Lodge and on Gough Island) to hone these skills. Two recent blogs provide excellent resources on what it is like to live and work on Gough Island:

Please review the candidate information pack for more information on this post.

The starting date for these positions can not be any later than the 30th of May 2018 due to the pre-deployment training requirements.

*We may close this advertising process early if we find suitable candidates. We, therefore, advise candidates to submit their application for this role as soon as possible.

This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. You will be asked to declare unspent convictions and cautions at offer of employment stage.

Salary starting at

£22,073 to £23,912 per annum pro-rata

Hours & contract information

Hours: Part time, 35 hours per week

Contract: 15 months

Closing date: 6 April 2018

Interview date: 12 April 2018, 13 April 2018

How to apply

Our job information pack and accompanying role profile tell you all about the key result areas and the skills and experience needed for the role. Please make sure you include reference number A6290318 on your application.

Who to contact

For questions about this post

John Kelly - john.kelly@rspb.org.uk

Tel. +44 (0) 1767 693666

Send application details to

Joe Jeffcoate - joe.jeffcoate@rspb.org.uk

The RSPB, The Lodge, Potton Road, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19 2DL, 01767693369

Posts 2 and 3: Field Assistant - 2 roles

Reference number: A6300318

Location: Gough Island, Tristan da Cunha

Two Field Assistants will be recruited to carry out seabird monitoring and other field work on Gough Island, including supporting activities for the mouse eradication operation and control (using herbicide) of an invasive plant. The post holders will work along side a Senior Field Assistant. All three posts will be for a period of 16 months, consisting of pre-deployment training and around 13 months deployment on Gough.

Gough Island (6,500 ha) is located in the South Atlantic and is part of the Tristan da Cunha archipelago. These posts are funded through the collaborative Gough Island Restoration Programme, which aims to eradicate house mice from Gough Island. The collaboration involves the RSPB, Tristan da Cunha Island Council and DEFRA.

The primary rationale for these positions is to support the restoration of Gough Island.

See https://www.rspb.org.uk/goughisland for more information. We wish to attract committed candidates who will adapt to the requirements of this restoration programme and remain focused on the outputs needed to progress this globally important effort. These positions will offer a unique opportunity for highly motivated and disciplined individuals with relevant fieldwork skills and akeen interest in wildlife, who will adapt well to small island living in a challenging sub-Antarctic environment.

Work in the wildlife breeding season at Gough Island is very intensive, with frequent long hours of fieldwork and data preparation, so it is important to be well organised. Data are collated using databases and by submitting reports, observing deadlines at frequent intervals. The results underpin efforts to restore the Gough Island World Heritage Site.

The candidates will be joining and living with the South African National Antarctic Programme (SANAP) over-wintering team of 6 people, bringing the total team size to 9 people. They will be required to work within the requirements of SANAP's over-wintering teams, including sharing cooking and cleaning duties on the base. It will be an asset if the post holders have prior experience of working with one or more other team members. During the eradication operation, the number of personnel on Gough will increase substantially.

The learning curve is very steep and so all candidates must have previous experience of handling appropriate wild animals, but RSPB will provide a finishing school (at the Lodge and on Gough Island) to hone these skills. Two recent blogs provide excellent resources on what it is like to live and work on Gough Island:

Please review the candidate information pack for more information on these posts.

There is little flexibility over the starting date for these positions due to the pre-deployment training requirements.

*We may close this advertising process early if we find suitable candidates. We, therefore, advise candidates to submit their application for this role as soon as possible.

This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. You will be asked to declare unspent convictions and cautions at offer of employment stage.

Salary starting at

£19,602 to £21,236 per annum pro-rata

Hours & contract information

Hours: Part time, 35 hours per week

Contract: 15 months

Closing date: 6 April 2018

Interview date: 12 April 2018, 13 April 2018

How to apply

Our job information pack and accompanying role profile tell you all about the key result areas and the skills and experience needed for the role. Please make sure you include reference number A6300318 on your application.

Who to contact

For questions about this post

John Kelly - john.kelly@rspb.org.uk

01767 693666

Send application details to

Joe Jeffcoate - joe.jeffcoate@rspb.org.uk

The RSPB, The Lodge, Potton Road, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19 2DL,

Note;

Role Profile, Job information pack and Application details are available to download from the RSPB Website:

https://www.rspb.org.uk/about-the-rspb/about-us/rspb-job-vacancies

Advert for Island Store Training Manager

Government of Tristan da Cunha

Applications are invited for the post of
Island Store Training Manager

on a 6 months Fixed Term Contract

Salary between GBP 18,000 – GBP 25,000 depending upon experience

Tristan da Cunha is an Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom (UKOT). It is of volcanic origin and consists of four islands – Tristan (the main island), Nightingale and Inaccessible, which together form a group, and Gough Island which lies 200 miles to the south-east. Tristan is the only island with a permanent community: it has a population of around 260 people. It is the most remote inhabited island in the world, situated some 1750 miles south-west of Cape Town and only accessible by sea - seven days sailing away from Cape Town. A harbour allows for access to the island for approximately 60 days of the year.

Tristan da Cunha is internally self governing and is part of the UK Overseas Territory of St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha. Constitutionally, executive authority rests with the Tristan Governor (resident on St Helena); in practice authority is delegated to an Administrator who is resident on Tristan and is the de facto Head of Government. The Administrator heads a locally elected Island Council, which is an advisory body on policy matters. The Administrator and Council are supported by government departments. These include: Agriculture, Conservation, Education, Finance, Fishing, Medical, Post Office & Tourism, Public Works and Telecommunications.

Tristan’s main resource is lobster fishing: product is exported to the US and Japanese markets, and a royalty agreement with the company that has exclusive fishing rights, generates income for Government. Tristan also earns limited income from the sale of stamps, coins and handicraft souvenirs. Modest revenue also flows from tourism and visitor accommodation. The UK Government provides some financial support in specific areas (notably in the healthcare sector).

The Island Store is owned and operated by the Government of Tristan da Cunha and sells most essential items. Turnover is approximately £500k per annum and there are 10 employees in the store who have all been trained on the job. There is a need to expand on this with more dedicated training activities. All shop products are imported from either South Africa or the UK and challenges faced in recent years due to the logistics of getting to and from the island have been not running out of the essentials.

The position would be for a fixed term of 6 months during the 2018/19 Financial Year which starts on 1st April 2018.

Island Store Training Manager Job Specification:

To train new and existing employees in customer service, brand awareness, stock control and food hygiene to offer the best shopping experience to our customers.

Island Store Training Manager Job Duties:

  1. Identify new training opportunities, providing feedback and developing staff members
  2. Train senior staff to develop sales plans of action – promotional activity, etc.
  3. Assesses team member performance and deliver performance reviews
  4. Make changes to team member status and job duties
  5. Recruit, hire and train new store staff
  6. Create a customer-service focused environment where the best possible customer experience is top priority
  7. Ensure that employee training and work habits centre on customer service, food hygiene,product presentation, stock rotation, health and safety in the workplace
  8. Report sales, team member development and store performance figures to Finance on a monthly basis
  9. Responsible for streamlining Stock ordering process introducing stock reorder levels to ensure that no product lines run out or exceeds the use by date
  10. Create employee schedules and manage hourly employee time recording and payroll
  11. Introduce visual marketing and merchandising of store product lines with emphasis on highlighting healthier options
  12. Review subsidised product lines and recommend any changes

Island Store Training Manager Skills:

Previous Management Experience, Team Building, Excellent Customer-Service Skills, Previous Employee Training Experience, Sales Experience, Visual Merchandising Skills, People Management, Strong Communication Skills, Self-Motivated, Friendly, Enthusiastic, Ability to implement change, Hiring and Staffing Experience, Computer Skills, Previous Retail Experience Desirable

To apply send your CV along with a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to
administrator@tdc-gov.com

New Page: Living on Tristan da Cunha

Tristan da Cunha is a small island with limited resources. Immigration is necessarily tightly controlled, and there are few expatriate job opportunities.
7-Sep-2017
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Two teaching jobs advertised for 2017

Senior Teacher and Maths / Science Teachers wanted
6-May-2017
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Past Job Vacancies

Previous advertisements

Advertisements have appeared for the posts of:

  • Chief Financial Accountant,
  • Commercial Officer,
  • Tristan da Cunha Government UK Representative,
  • Assistant to the Tristan Government UK Representative,
  • Manager of Tristan House in Cape Town,
  • Education Adviser,
  • Senior Teacher/Teacher Trainer,
  • Director of Public Works Department,
  • Director of Medical Services
  • Priest

We have also advertised RSPB jobs for various posts in conservation.

Other job adverts have included Executive Director of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association