Maritime Programme Director - Falkland Islands

Closing Date: midday (BST) 20 June 

The Falklands Islands has an ambitious programme of growth over the next five years and the development of its Maritime operations is a key strand of this development. We therefore are keen to secure an exceptional candidate to take forward the strategic development of the Falkland Islands Maritime Administration, the associated Legal and Regulatory Framework to ensure compliance with maritime legislation, conventions, and codes.

Building on the good work already completed, the postholder will lead the further development of the Falkland Islands Maritime Administration and ensure we have a framework in place then enables the government is able to respond effectively to a broad range of maritime issues including those involving existing and new regulations, and maritime conventions which have been extended to the Falkland Islands.

This post calls for a high-calibre individual who has honed the knowledge and skills within a maritime environment as a Master Mariner, Marine Surveyor or Senior Administrator and has a proven track record of delivering strategic outcome within a Marine environment.

Successful experience in policy development and strategic planning

Proven track record in effective management of a wide range of competing priorities

Savvy stakeholder management – managing relationships and expectations

In return we offer:

2 Years Fixed Term Contract, with potential for extension by mutual agreement, subject to operational and budgetary requirements

Salary Range £48k - £72k, starting salaries will be dependent upon 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 your dependents, including mid-term return flight home.

Government Housing for rent and a starter pack to help you settle in.

Please note, successful applicants with Falkland Islands Status/PRP will be employed on local terms and conditions.

For more information and to apply online to join our team in a unique and breath-taking location, with penguins, dolphins and the wilderness just next door to your office, please visit our new recruitment website:

Applications close at 12.00 noon UK time on 20 June 2019 with interviews to be held on 3 July 2019.

If you have any questions about working for the Falkland Islands Government or for an informal discussion about the role, please contact Stuart Hampson via   

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