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Young Person's Service - Team Leader
  • Employer: Falkland Islands Government
  • Reference: 200/21/151096
  • Published: Tue 11/05/2021, 11:50 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 11/06/2021, 20:30 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week
  • Salary: £31K minimum plus Gratuity, Flights and Relocation Grant
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Stanley, Falkland Islands. , Falkland Islands

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Young Person's Service - Team Leader

The Young Person’s Service (YPS) of the Falkland Islands Government Social Services Department is looking for a residential manager for our residential services to young people and adults with learning disabilities. The service follows UK practices and standards, modified to meet local needs and circumstances delivering person centred support and intervention along with a very child focused, solution-based approach.  The Falkland Islands is a small community which allows us to provide creative and individualised packages of support to truly adapt service provision that is needs led.

The Role

You will be accountable for leading and managing a small but committed team that provides care to young people who are unable to live with their families, and also tailored services to support adults with learning disabilities to live in the community. You will be responsible for supervising staff and ensuring a professional service is maintained. You will play a key role in reviewing and developing policies, procedures and strategies that improve methods of working, service provision and practice, whilst ensuring resources are used to their best effect. You will work closely with Social Work colleagues and colleagues from other directorates to ensure that we provide excellent care to the young people we look after.

The Person

We are looking for a first-class leader with excellent judgement and management skills who can effectively engage and motivate people at every level.  If you have a solid track record of successfully managing a residential resource for young people and of helping your staff to effectively achieve best practice standards in all that they do, then we want to hear from you. 

In return for your passion, creativity and hard work, we offer you a real opportunity to help shape the future of our Nation’s residential care provision for children and young people and services for adults with learning disabilities.

The Package

  • Fixed Term Contract up to 4 years.
  • Salary Range, basic starting salary £31,577 - £35,133 depending on qualifications and experience.
  • Eligibility for a 25% Gratuity (taxable).
  • 41 days paid leave, 30 days annual leave and 11 public holidays.
  • Relocation Allowance, to help with moving costs.
  • Flights Package for you and recognised dependents at the beginning and end of contract, and additional annual return flights contingent on the duration of the contract.
  • Government Housing for rent and a starter pack to help you settle in.
  • A stimulating and supportive setting to work in and a unique and beautiful setting to live in.

How to Apply

Interested candidates can download the job description and view further information from our online vacancy page. 

For further information regarding the position please contact Nikki Murphy, Head of Social Services by emailing  or by calling (+500) 27296.

To apply, please complete our online application form from our vacancy page, by clicking on 'Apply Now' and completing the form.  Alternatively, download an offline form from the same page and email to before the closing date.

Closing Date for Applications: 31 May 2021

Shortlisting to be completed: 04 June 2021

Interviews commencing: 07 June 2021

Health & Social Services

Our residential service is based within Social Services, which sits within the Health & Social Services Directorate.  There is a small residential establishment that can care for 4 children and young people and the team also provides support to young adults with learning disabilities.  We operate a 24 hour service with an on-call rota which operates out of office hours.

Falkland Islands Government (FIG)

The Falkland Islands is a British Overseas Territory, with full internal self-government in place.  We have our own legislation which is based on UK legislation with some anomalies to meet the needs of the islands.

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, seals 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.