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Vacancy Details

Fisheries Protection Officer

Employer:
Falkland Islands Government
Salary:
£33k - £38k (up to £44k for an exceptional candidate) plus 25% Gratuity (taxable) & Flights and Relocation Package
Location:
Stanley, Falkland Islands.
Contract:
Contract
Closing Date:
25/02/2024 at 20:30
Reference:
410/24/267440
Falkland Islands Government

Fishery Protection Officers for the Falkland Islands Government are warranted officers responsible for providing an efficient Fishery Protection Service to the Falkland Islands Government. Ensuring that regulations and laws of the Falklands are adhered to by vessels in and around the Falkland Islands Conservation Zones.

The Role

Fishery Protection Officers (FPO) are required to spend approximately a third of their time at sea, on chartered Patrol Vessels, for periods of not less than one week and up to one month at a time inspecting licensed vessels and working with the Patrol Vessel to deter Illegal, Unlicensed and Unregulated fishing (IUU).  Whilst not at sea FPO's are office based, conducting pre-licence inspections on vessels, managing the reporting and compliance of licensed vessels, collate data from vessel tracking/remote sensing platforms and may be involved in preparation of Case Files when an offense has occurred.

The Person

  • Must hold a relevant Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant subject, such as Marine Science, Oceanography or Fisheries Management or a Marine Certificate of Competency or Skipper (Full) Fishing Certificate. A recognised Fishery Officer Training Certificate is desirable.
  • Ability to work with a high level of autonomy under testing conditions at sea.
  • Communicating with individuals on overseas fishing vessel where English isn’t the first language can be challenging, so it’s important that individuals have a patient, assertive and calm manner.
  • Displays integrity, influence and self-motivation, both on a personal and professional level and behaves in an honest, ethical and professional manner at all times
  • Must be prepared and willing to spend long periods of time at sea and where required work weekends, public holidays and participate in an on-call rota.

The Package

  • Fixed Term Contract, up to 4 years.
  • Starting Salary £33,435 - £38,548 per annum (depending on qualifications and experience) rising to £44,234 per annum with on call and sea going (£47.85 per night spent at sea) allowances payable.
  • Eligibility for a 25% gratuity (taxable), 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 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 Alex Blake, Operations Manager by emailing ablake@naturalresources.gov.fk or by calling (+500) 27260.

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

Timetable for Recruitment and Selection Process

Closing Date for Applications - 25 February 2024 @ 20.30 GMT

Shortlisting commencing - 26 February 2024

Interviews commencing - 04 March 2024

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 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.

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 Alex Blake, Operations Manager by emailing ablake@naturalresources.gov.fk or by calling (+500) 27260.

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

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