Two year contract from January 2020

Social Worker Vacancy

From Administrator Sean Burns

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

Almost the whole Tristan community, photographed in 2016

Almost the whole Tristan community, photographed in 2016

Tristan da Cunha, one of United Kingdom's Overseas Territories has a very small population of 260 people and we are looking for someone to work within the community to provide a comprehensive social work service. The post, which is currently vacant, 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, and to apply, see:

Closing date for applications: 26th April 2019.