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Legal Policy Adviser
  • Employer: Falkland Islands Government
  • Reference: 450/20/124142
  • Published: Thu 12/03/2020, 10:45 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 03/04/2020, 16:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week
  • Salary: £41K - £56K plus Gratuity, Flights and Relocation Grant
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Stanley, Falkland Islands. , Falkland Islands

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Legal Policy Adviser

Are you ready for a new challenge in your Legal Policy career?

An opportunity exists for a significant role in policy development in a unique British overseas territory—the Falkland Islands:

The Position

This is a new post intended to provide support and legal advice to a variety of Directorates within the Falkland Islands Government (FIG) in relation to public policy development. There is a pressing need for public policy development to underpin new legislation; in particular in connection with the prospect of hydrocarbon development.   Your main duties would include: 

  • Working closely with colleagues across FIG to provide expert advice, including legal advice; to facilitate the development of Government policy on a wide range of subjects
  • Providing advice and guidance in any matter requiring a change in the law (primary and secondary legislation); in particular to provide support for the development of high quality legislative drafting instructions
  • Planning and conducting research and analysis in support of new policy development, which would include complex or novel legal questions

The Person

To apply, you must be a solicitor or barrister (admitted UK/Ireland/Commonwealth) with at least five years’ post-qualification experience, and with at least 5 years successful public sector policy experience. You must be an effective and responsible team member with the skills and motivation needed to develop a new role in a new working environment.

In return for your dedication in taking on this new role, we offer you a rewarding opportunity to make a real impact in the development of public policy for the future of the Falkland Islands

The Package

Salary: up to c£70k (inclusive of 25% annual gratuity, subject to satisfactory performance). Starting salary will depend on qualifications and experience.

Other Benefits: A favourable tax regime, a relocation allowance on appointment, an annual return flights package and 41 days’ annual leave (inclusive of public holidays).

Contract Type: Fixed term appointment—12 months. Secondment /career break opportunities will also be considered.

How to Apply

To apply for this position please clink on the below ‘Apply Online’ button.

Applications close at 12pm FKST/4pm UTC on 3 April 2020

To discuss the post in more detail you can contact the Head of Legislation, Ros Cheek by emailing or by calling: (+500) 28460.

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:

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.