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Deputy Director of Public Works
  • Employer: Falkland Islands Government
  • Reference: 350/21/173615
  • Published: Mon 22/11/2021, 11:45 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 03/01/2022, 19:30 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week
  • Salary: £50k - £58k plus Gratuity, Flights and Relocation Grant
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Falkalnd Islands , Falkland Islands

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Deputy Director of Public Works

The Deputy Director of the Public Works Department will support the Director in delivering overall monitoring and operational within the Directorate, including budget control and engineering services to ensure objectives and performance standards are met and within the resources allocated.

The Role

The role includes the direct management of the administrative function which provides clerical and financial support to all the sections within the Directorate, together with the management of projects and contracts.

Key areas of activity and support provision within the Directorate include Utilities; Highways Construction and Maintenance, Management and Maintenance of Housing, Production of Clean and Coated Aggregates, Engineering Design and Survey Services; the Development and Contract Management of Assigned Capital Projects, Maintenance of Public Buildings and public areas within Stanley and Waste Management and Disposal.

The role will also involve ensuring full knowledge of all these activities and functions are maintained to provide continuity of services and projects, in the absence of the Director.

The Person

The individual best suited to this role will have at least 5 years’ managerial experience at a level similar to this multidisciplinary organisation with wide experience of budget development, financial and business planning. 

Essential criteria also include an NVQ5/degree level qualification in Civil Engineering, construction or building or other evidence of this level of ability.

The Package

  • Fixed Term Contract, up to 4 years.
  • Starting Salary - £50,771 - £58,263 per annum (depending on qualifications and experience) rising to £76,209.
  • Eligibility for a 25% Gratuity (taxable).
  • 41 days paid leave, 30 days paid annual leave plus 11 government and 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 Colin Summers, Director of Public Works by emailing or by calling (+500) 27193.

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 for Applications - 03 January 2022 @ 1930GMT

Shortlisting commencing - 05 January 2022

Interviews week commencing - 10 January 2022

Public Works Department

Responsible for the development, construction and maintenance of key infrastructure required to support our community in the Falkland Islands, the Public Works Department is one of the largest departments in FIG.

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.