Programme Director - Fisheries

The implementation of a number of key policy directives regarding the Falkland Islands Fishery has created a new opportunity for a Programme Director - Fisheries to join the Natural Resources Department on a two year fixed term contract.

The Role

The Programme Director - Fisheries will support the Director of Natural Resources on the delivery of an early ITQ renewal process, the establishment of an ITQ management system and the implementation of tasks resulting from the institutional review of the fisheries dept and the review of the management of the Finfish Fishery.

This will involve formulating and implementing policies, legislation, standards, plans and strategies for sustainable exploitation of fisheries resources that reflect accords and FI/International legislation. Consulting with expert advisors, the science team, the control & enforcement team and stakeholders, as appropriate you will also develop and oversee the implementation of a new operational management system for the finfish fishery

The Person

This position is best suited for a highly motivated individual that can lead and facilitate complex conversations related to fisheries policy and fisheries management. The individual must also have a clear understanding of both political and policy contexts on fishery matters.

The individual best suited to this role will have at least 10 years' of postgraduate professional experience in research, development, management, evaluation and/or regulation and monitoring of fisheries.

Essential criteria include; a MSc level qualification in a relevant subject matter and a Bachelor of Science degree in Fisheries science/management with a course emphasis or experience in stock assessment, aquatic habitat and ecology, population dynamics or other related subject matters

The Package

  • Fixed Term Contract of up to 2 years.
  • Starting Salary (inclusive of 25% taxable gratuity) - £63,463 up to £70,365 per annum (depending on qualifications and experience) rising to £95,261.
  • 41 days paid leave, 30 days annual leave and 11 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 Andrea Clausen 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: 07 November
Shortlisting commencing: 09 November
Interviews commencing: 15 November

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 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.

posted: 19 October 2021     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.