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Advanced Social Work Practitioner

  • Employer: Falkland Islands Government
  • Reference: 200/23/231431
  • Published: Mon 06/03/2023, 10:36 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 03/04/2023, 19:30 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week
  • Salary: £38k - £44k (up to £47k for an exceptional candidate) plus 25% Gratuity (taxable) & Flights and Relocation Package
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Stanley, Falkland Islands. , Falkland Islands

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Advanced Social Work Practitioner

Do you remember why you became a Social Worker? Do you want to get back to delivering truly person-centered care? How about living within a thriving community, set in a stunning natural environment? If so, come and join our friendly team of experienced social care professionals in the beautiful Falkland Islands.

The Role

The Falkland Islands Government is seeking to recruit an Advanced Social Work Practitioner who will be experienced in all areas of Children and Families work including Child Protection, Fostering, Children we Care For and Court Work. You will predominantly work with children and families within the community but you must be prepared to work flexibly as our role is generic, spanning the whole spectrum of tasks and client groups due to the small size of the community.

The Person

You will be a qualified social worker with at least five years post qualifying experience within Children’s Services and will have a flexible and adaptable approach and a commitment to quality. You should also be registered with a relevant registration body. You will hold a post qualifying award, and being qualified in Achieving Best Evidence would be an advantage. Experience of using Signs of Safety would be beneficial.

The Role

You will take a lead role in developing and delivering the social work service to children and their families. Your work will include leading child protection investigations, undertaking assessments and reviews, policy development and community services development. You will also be required to supervise the Assistant Social Worker(s) and support them in the delivery of Early Help.

The Package

  • Fixed Term Contract up to 4 years.
  • Salary Range, basic starting salary £38,781 - £44,716 (depending on qualifications and experience) rising to £47,904.
  • Eligibility for a 25% Gratuity (taxable).
  • 41 days paid leave, 30 days annual leave and 11 public holidays.
  • Relocation Allowance, to help with moving costs.
  • Flights Package for you and recognised dependents at the beginning and end of contract, and 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 Nikki Murphy, Head of Social Services by emailing  or by calling (+500) 27296.

To apply, please complete our online application form from our vacancy page, by clicking on 'Apply Now' and completing the form. 

Timetable for Recruitment and Selection Process

Closing Date for Applications - 03 April 2023 @ 1930GMT

Shortlisting commencing - 04 April 2023

Interview commencing - 12 April 2023 to be held at the Falkland Islands Government Office, London

Health & Social Services

Based out of the Social Services office in Stanley, the Health and Social Services directorate provides primary, community and secondary healthcare in the Falkland Islands, as well as social services and Income Support provision.

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. The British heritage is strong, as is the distinct Falklands 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.

For those with a sense of adventure, it provides opportunities which are hard to match anywhere else in the world.