The Senior Public Policy Advisor of the Falkland Islands Government coordinates the work of the Policy Unit and plays a key role in developing, shaping and advocating domestic policies for the Falkland Islands this includes the unique opportunity to live and work overseas in a beautiful and vibrant island community.
The post is based in our Policy and Economic Directorate, which is responsible for providing advice and analysis in a diverse range of areas including, but not limited to, education, healthcare, labour force and immigration, environmental protection, resource development, taxes, housing and infrastructure. The Senior Public Policy Advisor is also responsible for ensuring high quality and responsive services and for overseeing a collaborative and innovative approach to the development of policy options.
We are seeking to recruit a Senior Public Policy Advisor who:
- Has a proven track record of delivering solution-oriented policy analysis and development, ideally in a public sector environment.
- Holds degree or specialist training in economics, business, public affairs, political or social sciences.
- Has evidence of strong research and analytical skills and the ability to quickly develop a high degree of national and international political awareness concerning the Falkland Islands.
- Will negotiate and manage delivery of the government-wide policy priorities list, ensuring timely development of policy recommendations.
- Will work closely with the Statistician/Social Policy Advisor and the Economist/Economic Policy Analyst and provide guidance and advice as required to ensure high quality research, analysis and recommendations are provided to client departments.
- Can act as lead policy resource for the Treasury and Legal Directorates and, working closely with the Director of Policy and Economic Development and the UK Falkland Islands Government Office, for issues related to public diplomacy and relations with the United Kingdom and other Overseas Territories.
- Where appropriate, can lead the implementation of policy initiatives within the Islands.
- Will produce detailed public policy documents, reports, briefings, and consultation responses on behalf of the Falkland Islands Government.
- Can identify and pursue international funding opportunities to accelerate the delivery of government programs.
- Will represent the FIG Policy Unit on internal and external committees and working groups.
Initial 2-4 Years Fixed Term Contract, with potential for extension by mutual agreement.
Salary Range, basic starting salary £41k up to £56k per annum commensurate with qualifications and experience
Eligibility for a 25% Gratuity, paid upon successful completion of the contract.
30 Days Annual Leave, plus government and public holidays (totalling 41 days leave).
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 at a subsidised rate 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 further information from our online vacancy page.
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 email@example.com before the closing date.
Applications close 30 April 2020 at 2030 GMT.
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: www.jobs.gov.fk
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.