Head of Customs

St Helena
Saint Helena (SH)
£55k pa, taxable in St Helena; a tax free International Supplement will also apply
15 Nov 2018
10 Dec 2018
Job role
Head of Service
Contract Type
Full time

Could you lead the HMCE team to efficiently implement the Customs & Excise Ordinance in border protection and collection of revenue and in implementation of the modernisation plan?

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. With the opening of a new international airport last October there is now a weekly scheduled flight from Johannesburg.

You will review current C&E controls and processes at the island’s key entry points and implement changes. It will require you to advise on changes in the development of taxation, customs and other revenue legislation, policies and regulations as you drive forward the Service as a high performing, customer focussed entity.

You will ensure that objectives and KPIs in the C&E Operational Plans are aligned with government strategic priorities and international best practice. Your procedures and systems will maximise the efficiency of revenue collection as you develop and implement strategic plans, establish T&D plans and support training.

You will have substantial experience in a senior management role, ideally in a major change programme implementing restructuring reforms. You should have equal experience in a law enforcement or border control agency and customs experience in procedures and processes in an ASYCUDA or similar alternative computer based environment.

Knowledge of revenue administration and laws pertaining to international conventions and treaties relating to taxation, control and movement of goods will be essential, with a significant background in strategic planning and management of a diverse organisation. Other experience should be in multiagency (both national and international) working in the execution of the statutory functions of HM Customs & Excise, in team development through customs training and mentoring and dealing with significant and complex operational issues and challenges.

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 www.sthelenacareers.com where further information can also be found, or you may contact Kedell Worboys on 0203 818 7610 or email: shgukrep@sthelenagov.com. This is where applications must be sent and received by 10 December 2018. Interviews will be held in London.