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Director of Health and Social Services
  • Employer: Falkland Islands Government
  • Reference: 200/21/154077
  • Published: Mon 07/06/2021, 14:45 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 09/07/2021, 20:30 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week
  • Salary: £75K - £84K plus Gratuity, Flights and Relocation Grant
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Stanley, Falkland Islands. , Falkland Islands

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Director of Health and Social Services

The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) currently has an exciting opportunity for a Director of Health & Social Services. The successful candidate will be responsible for the effective delivery of the strategic and operational management of all departments within the Health and Social Services Directorate.  

The Role

The Director will play a major part in embedding the vision, aims and objectives of the Islands’ plan which sets out the Government’s expectations and aspirations for the Health and Social Services provision here in the Islands for the community it serves.  

The services themselves follow UK practices and standards of care modified to meet local needs and circumstances. As such, the Director will also be responsible for continuing to reinforce the application of best practice across the Directorate and enabling services to improve their effectiveness, whilst at the same time maintaining the highest standards of performance across those diverse and vital services in a manner that encapsulates and allows for a continued focus on a culture of person centred care.

As a member of the Corporate Management Team, the Director also fully contributes to, and participates in, the setting of the Government’s wider strategic direction and works closely with other Corporate Directors to ensure effective cross-service coherence. 

The Person

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level (or equivalent) in a related subject with substantial (10 years +) recent relevant experience in a senior leadership role within the UK’s NHS or similarly complex organisation, operationally or close to Board level.  Experience of managing and developing diverse service areas which are responsive to end users’ needs, requirements and preferences is also essential as is ‘hands-on’ experience of effective problem-solving and taking an innovative, but practical and pragmatic approach to service delivery.

The individual best suited to this key senior management position will have a proactive, flexible and enthusiastic ‘can do’ attitude providing senior leadership to a multi skilled team accountable and responsible for service deliverables along with proven experience of using strategic thinking to deliver complex, wide-ranging and effective organisational development.

The Package

  • Fixed Term Contract up to a maximum of 4 years.
  • Starting salary - £75,976k up to £84,237 per annum (depending on qualifications and experience) rising to £93,769.
  • Eligibility for a 25% (taxable) Gratuity
  • 41 days paid leave, 30 days leave annual leave and 11 public holidays.
  • Relocation Allowance, to help with moving costs.
  • Flights Package for you and any recognised dependents residing with you at post both at the beginning and end of contract, along with additional annual return flights contingent on the duration of the contract.
  • Government Housing for rent and a starter pack to help you settle in.
  • Favourable income tax rates.
  • 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 David O’Neill at or by calling +500 28000.

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.

Timetable for Recruitment and Selection Process

Closing Date - 09 July 2021

Shortlisting to be completed - 13 July 2021

Interviews commencing - 22 July 2021

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. Along with health and social 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 and education. FIG also provides services specific to the needs of the Falkland Islands, such as fisheries research, power generation and a 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.