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Deputy Director of Development & Commercial Services
  • Employer: Falkland Islands Government
  • Reference: 110/21/178248
  • Published: Fri 15/10/2021, 13:00 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 22/11/2021, 23:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week
  • Salary: £63K - £95k (inclusive of 25% taxable Gratuity) plus Flights and Relocation Allowance
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Stanley, Falkland Islands. , Falkland Islands

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Deputy Director of Development & Commercial Services


Set in the South Atlantic Ocean, the Falkland Islands benefits from a great quality of life in a safe environment, good work life balance, a strong sense of community, unique wildlife and the close proximity of South America.

The Position

The Falkland Islands Government has an ambitious capital programme to deliver the aims of the Islands’ Plan.  Development & Commercial services has a broad range of services and functions, including delivery of major projects such as a new port for the Falkland Islands; Programme Management; Planning & Building Services; Procurement; Stanley Leisure Centre; the Falkland Islands Government Air Service; Courts Administration and management of contracts for critical services such as Government ICT, Telecommunications, Commercial Aviation, TV & Radio Services and the Ferry & Coastal Shipping Service.

Reporting to the Director of Development and Commercial Services, your role will be varied and you must be able to support the Director in successfully delivering the Directorate’s major projects, budgets and public services, as well as providing programme management for the Government’s Capital Programme. You will also be responsible for making sure that the directorate operates within the Government’s policies and strategies, to achieve the objectives and performance standards set for it. This is a challenging role, with successful delivery of Government projects and services a critical focus.

The Person

We are looking for a highly motivated professional with a major projects and programmes, General or Construction Management background, who can demonstrate a strong track record of managing and delivering large-scale, high-profile, capital development projects to high standard within budget and agreed timescales, using recognised project management approaches. Experience of leading a Government Major Projects Portfolio would be advantageous. Experience of management of public sector services would also be advantageous.

In return for your passion, creativity and hard work, we offer an unparalleled opportunity to make a significant contribution to the economic development of the Falkland Islands.

If you recognise yourself in this description, have a sense of adventure and a true desire to make a difference, this is the job for you!  To discuss the post in more detail you can contact the Director of Development and Commercial Services by emailing

The Package

    • Initial 2 -4 Years Fixed Term Contract
    • Starting Salary (inclusive of 25% taxable gratuity) - £63K up to £95K per annum (depending on 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.

Please note, successful applicants with Falkland Islands Status/PRP will be employed on local terms and conditions.

How to Apply

If you have the drive and ambition to be successful in this challenging role, and wish to share our ambition for the future of the Falkland Islands and the people we serve, then we certainly want to hear from you.

For more information and to 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 new recruitment website:

Applications close on 22 November 2021.

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:

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.