The Falkland Islands Fishery is recognised globally for its management of sustainable fish stocks. As the single largest contributor to the Falkland Islands' GDP, the continued success of the Fishery is vital to the future economic development of the country.
The Fisheries Department has vacancies for a Scientific Fisheries Observer position for one year in the first instance, with start dates from January 2020 onwards. Observers are required to spend periods of up to five weeks at a time at sea to collect biological and other data on fish and bird species, on board vessels fishing primarily in Falkland Island waters.
The successful applicant will be required to hold at least a BSc or equivalent in a biological or zoological subject or a further degree such as a MSc or PhD in a relevant subject. The successful candidate will also require a Personal Survival Training certificate OR equivalent. A previous experience as a Fisheries observer would be an asset, although other related marine biology experiences will be considered.
We are looking for an individual who is motivated, dynamic and independent. The applicant should have solid marine biology competences (species, sex and maturity identification, otoliths extraction) as well as data handling and report writing skills.
- Eligibility for a 15% gratuity payable on successful completion of the contract
- Flights to and from the Islands at the start and end of the contract
- 50 days holiday entitlement
- Shared accommodation to rent when on land
How to Apply
To discuss the post in more detail you can contact the current Fisheries Observer Co-ordinator, Ludovic Goyot, by emailing email@example.com
Applications close at 23.00 UK Time on the 27 October 2019.
Please complete our online application form or download the offline form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org If you have any questions about the application process, please also email our recruitment team at this address
The Working Environment
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.