The Falkland Islands Fishery is recognised globally for its successful management of sustainable fish stocks. As the single largest contributor to the Falkland Islands' GDP, the continued success of the Fishery is vital to the future economic development of the country.
The Fisheries Department of the Falkland Islands Government invites applications for the post of Fisheries Scientist. The Fisheries Scientist will undertake and supervise the Fisheries Department’s responsibilities to meet Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standards of sustainability on Patagonian toothfish. Candidates should have the ability to apply standard fish stock assessment techniques and develop new approaches for fishery management on the basis of the assessments. The successful candidate will plan and participate in research surveys. He/she should be capable of working as part of a small dedicated team, be prepared to fill a flexible role, and interact closely with the fishing industry.
Candidates should ideally be qualified to PhD level in an appropriate fisheries, mathematical or biological discipline with experience in fisheries stock assessment techniques or other relevant discipline, such as population dynamics. A high level of competence in modern statistical methods is essential.
Initial 2-4 Years Fixed Term Contract, with potential for extension by mutual agreement.
Salary Range £37k - £45k, starting salaries will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Eligibility for a 25% Gratuity, paid upon successful completion of the contract.
30 Days Annual Leave, plus government and public holidays (totalling 41 days leave).
Relocation Allowance, to help with moving costs.
Flights Package for you and your dependents, including mid-term return flight home.
Government Housing for rent at a subsidised rate and a starter pack to help you settle in.
How to Apply
For more information on the post and how apply online to join our team in a unique and breath-taking location, with penguins, dolphins and the wilderness just next door to your office, please visit our recruitment website: www.jobs.gov.fk.
Applications close at 16.00 UK time on 20 September 2019.
If you have any questions about working for the Falkland Islands Government or would like further information about applying, you can find contact details at the above link.
The Working Environment
Falkland Islands Government (FIG)
The Falkland Islands is a British Overseas Territory, with full internal self-government.
As the largest employer in the Falkland Islands, we offer many unique and fulfilling job opportunities, across the full spectrum of public services. Our responsibilities include those typically managed by central government – taxation, legislation and policy, as well as those usually managed on a local level such as town planning, health and social services, and education. FIG also provides services specific to the needs of the Falkland Islands, such as fisheries research, power generation and the Government Air Service, FIGAS.
For more information about working for Falkland Islands Government, take a look at our recruitment microsite: www.jobs.gov.fk
The Falkland Islands
Set in the South Atlantic Ocean, around 400 miles east of South America and 8000 miles south-west of the UK, the Falkland Islands are a small, thriving community with a British way of life, benefiting from good local services, a varied social calendar and an absence of traffic jams!
The Falkland Islands’ stunning natural environment provides an unspoiled landscape and amazing wildlife to observe and explore, including penguins, whales and dolphins, all seen from the shore.
For those with a sense of adventure, it provides opportunities which are hard to match anywhere else in the world.