Saints or their spouses in the UK who might be returning to St Helena in the near future, and considering employment, are reminded that they may be asked to produce a Police Vetting Certificate if successful in an appointment.

Police Vetting Certificates can only be requested by the individual themselves, who should apply to their local Police Station before returning to the Island. The Police Vetting Certificate will incur the applicant an administrative cost.

Returning Saints or spouses who already have a job offer on St Helena for specific posts requiring a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check – for example teaching or safeguarding jobs – can make an application through the St Helena Government UK Office who will apply through the relevant agency on their behalf.  A DBS helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevents unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. A DBS will be requested by your new employer – but only for certain roles.

SHG UK Representative, Kedell Worboys MBE, said:

“I advise returning Saints to apply for a Police Vetting Certificate from their local Police Station before returning to St Helena – just in case you want to take up employment on the Island. This will make it easier for you than applying for a Police Vetting Certificate once you have already left the UK.”

Anyone who would like further information on this issue should contact the SHG UK Office via email: shgukrep.manager@sthelenagov.com or tel: 0203 818 7610.


12 July 2016



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