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Pharmacy Technician
  • Employer: Falkland Islands Government
  • Reference: 200/22/195886
  • Published: Mon 16/05/2022, 11:07 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 12/06/2022, 20:30 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week
  • Salary: £25k - £29k (up to £31k for an exceptional candidate) plus 25% Gratuity (taxable) and a Flights & Relocation Package
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Stanley. Falkland Islands, Falkland Islands

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Pharmacy Technician

Would you like to work in a unique and vibrant community in a stunning natural environment? If so, come and join our friendly team of experienced health service professionals in the beautiful Falkland Islands.

The Role

The Falkland Islands are a unique and dramatically beautiful environment set in the South Atlantic Ocean. The Falkland Islands Government is offering an exciting opportunity for a Pharmacy Technician who would like to live in and contribute to this friendly community, providing care in the health service setting of the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital. Our hospital provides all outpatient and community services to the local population and also has 29 beds, providing in-patient care to all patients needing admission, whatever their age or condition.

We are the only Pharmacy in the islands, providing services to patients located over 100 miles away! This is an exciting opportunity to experience the challenge of getting used to a different way of working in an extraordinary setting.

The Person

The successful applicant should:

  • Be in possession of an NVQ Level 3 in Pharmacy Services or equivalent qualification.
  • Be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).
  • Have at least 5 year’s post-registration experience working in a relevant setting.
  • Be able to work autonomously, and take independent decisions when needed.
  • Have experience of running or providing a smoking cessation service.
  • Be able to understand the benefits and challenges of living and working remotely in a small, close-knit community.
  • Be flexible and able to adapt to different ways of working.

The Package

  • Fixed Term Contract, up to 4 years.
  • Starting Salary £25,497- £28,364 (depending on qualifications and experience) rising to £31,485.
  • 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 Thomas Allen, Pharmacist by emailing or by calling (+500) 28052.

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 - 12 June 2022 @ 2030GMT

Shortlisting commencing - 13 June 2022

Interviews commencing - 20 June 2022

Health & Social Services

Based out of King Edward VII Memorial Hospital in Stanley, the Health and Social Services directorate provides primary, community and secondary healthcare in the Falkland Islands, as well as social services and welfare provision for those most in need.

Working hours in the pharmacy are 08:00-12:30 and 13:30-16:30 Monday to Friday.

The pharmacy team is comprised of a pharmacist, two pharmacy technicians and a pharmacy assistant.

We are the only source of prescription-only [POM] and pharmacy-only [P] medicines for the local community on the islands.

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 UK 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.