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Biodiversity Protection Advisor
  • Employer: Falkland Islands Government
  • Reference: 615/21/174720
  • Published: Tue 30/11/2021, 15:30 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 03/01/2022, 19:30 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week
  • Salary: £37k- £41k plus Gratuity, Flights and Relocation Grant
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Falkalnd Islands , Falkland Islands

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Biodiversity Protection Advisor

The Biodiversity Protection Advisor for the Falkland Islands Government will be responsible for advancing biodiversity management and protections through policy development and operational aspects of the Environment Department.

The Role

The Falkland Islands is a special place with unique biodiversity and landscapes. The Biodiversity Protection Advisor role provides an exciting opportunity to contribute to tackling threats to this diversity and shaping policy that will help to responsibly manage it for the benefit of current and future generations. The role will involve supporting the Head of Environment in advancing biodiversity management and protections, through policy development and operational aspects of the Environment Department. The main focus will be on policy development, specifically the detailed policy work and development of options and recommendations to update existing legislation for wildlife and biodiversity. The postholder will also contribute to other areas of work, such as updating the biodiversity framework and related plans, protected areas policy work and various aspects of biodiversity management related to the implementation of national and international commitments.

The Person

The Biodiversity Protection Advisor will be responsible for policy work related to biodiversity management and protection. You should have experience with policy development, or similar relevant experience, and a solid understanding of the natural environment or environmental management, threats to biodiversity and how these may be managed. You should have a Master’s degree or postgraduate qualification in environmental sciences or management, natural sciences or a similar discipline that is relevant to the position. You should have excellent communication skills and the ability to work with stakeholders both within and outside of government, as effective engagement with the public and stakeholders is an important part of policy development.

The Package

  • Fixed Term Contract, up to 2 years.
  • Starting Salary - £37,725 up to £41,979 per annum (depending on qualifications and experience) rising to £46,599.
  • 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.
  • 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 Rachel Cooper, Head of Environment, by emailing or by calling (+500) 28449.

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 - Monday 3 January 2022 @ 1930GMT

Shortlisting commencing - Wednesday 5 January 2022

Interviews commencing - Week of 10 January 2022

The Environment Department

The Environment Department is an exciting and dynamic environment, where on any given day you may be dealing with topics as diverse as wildlife, waste management and water. Working as part of this small team, means getting involved in different aspects of the Department which can include practical, field-based support and helping with varied tasks from time to time.

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.