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Regulatory Legal Advisor
  • Employer: Falkland Islands Government
  • Reference: 620/22/220956
  • Published: Mon 28/11/2022, 11:31 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 11/12/2022, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week
  • Salary: Starting Salary £43,646 - £50,084 per annum depending on qualifications and experience plus 25% Gratuity, Flights and Relocation Grant
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Stanley, Falkland Islands. , Falkland Islands

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Regulatory Legal Advisor

Regulatory Legal Advisor

Starting Salary: £43,646 - £50,084 per annum depending on qualifications and experience

Salary package includes:

  • Eligibility for a 25% taxable gratuity
  • Flights package for you and any accompanying dependents
  • 41 days paid leave (includes Public and Government Holidays)
  • Relocation allowance to assist with moving costs.
  • 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.

The post is for a fixed term of up to 4 years in the first instance, with the possibility of extension. Secondment and Interchange opportunities will be considered.


The Falkland Islands Government is pleased to announce a number of new opportunities following the expansion of its Minerals Resources Department.

If you are looking for an exciting and unique opportunity to be at the forefront of facilitating a frontier oil field development then apply now and enjoy the added benefit of living and working overseas in a stunning part of the world with a vibrant islands community.   


You will provide support, guidance and expert advice to the ‘Sea Lion’ project team and Mineral Resources department, including sourcing and managing additional specialist external legal advice on diverse subject matter to expedite the development of key hydrocarbons policy and legislation for the Government and provide the required inputs for due diligence work. You will also carry out appropriate due diligence on new oil industry proposals to ensure that any legal or liability risks posed by any proposed activity are satisfactory for FIG.


  • Qualified to practice as solicitor or barrister in the United Kingdom, Ireland or in a Commonwealth Country
  • Able to demonstrate a solid track record of providing effective regulatory legal advice, preferably in the oil and gas sector and in developing high quality policies on a range of legal specialisms.
  • Comfortable working within a dedicated team with a high degree of autonomy and have the tact, sensitivity and judgement to manage sensitive confidential information.
  • Organised, articulate, persuasive and possess strong interpersonal skills along with the ability to establish excellent working relationships with colleagues, senior government leaders, elected officials, industry representatives and external partners.
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and proactive, as well as being a lateral thinker, skilled problem solver and a supportive team player.
  • Flexible, adaptable and responsive.


Interested candidates can download the job description and view further information from our online vacancy page. 

For further information regarding the position please contact Andrea Clausen, Acting Director of Mineral Resources, by emailing or by calling (+500) 27260.

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 - 11 December 2022

Interviews commencing week beginning - 12 December 2022


The 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 8,000 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.