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Vacancy Details

Legislative Drafter

Falkland Islands Government
£50K - £75K Salary plus Gratuity, Flights and Relocation Grant
Stanley, Falkland Islands.
Closing Date:
01/11/2019 at 19:00 PM
Falkland Islands Government

Are you ready for a new challenge in your drafting career?

An opportunity exists for a significant role in legislative drafting in a unique British overseas territory—the Falkland Islands:

The Position

You would be one of two full-time Legislative Drafters in the Falkland Islands Government’s small, friendly and professional Legislation Services team (working together with the Head of Legislation and the Legislation and Gazette Manager). Your main duties would include:

  • Providing a high quality drafting service in respect of both primary and secondary legislation for the Falkland Islands Government (and the Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands)
  • Developing effective and productive working relationships with stakeholders in the development of new laws
  • Contributing to the improvement of drafting practices and procedures
  • Working with and supervising external contract Legislative Drafters

 The Person

To apply, you must be a solicitor or barrister with at least five years’ post-qualification experience (including a minimum of three years in legislative drafting in the United Kingdom, a British Overseas Territory, Ireland or the Commonwealth). You must be an effective and responsible team member, with the skills and motivation needed to thrive in a new working environment.

In return for your passion, creativity and hard work, we offer you a real opportunity to help shape the future of the Falkland Islands’ legislative provision.

The Package

Salary: up to c£93k (inclusive of 25% annual gratuity, subject to satisfactory performance). Starting salary will depend on qualifications and experience.

Other Benefits: A favourable tax regime, a relocation allowance on appointment, an annual return flights package and 41 days’ annual leave (inclusive of public holidays).

Contract Type: Fixed term appointment - ordinarily 2 years (but a shorter or longer period can be considered), with the possibility of extension by mutual agreement. Secondment opportunities will also be considered.

How to Apply

To apply for this position please clink on the below ‘Apply Online’ button.

Applications close at 19.00 FI time on 1 November 2019 with interviews to be held the week commencing 11 November 2019.

To discuss the post in more detail you can contact the Head of Legislation, Ros Cheek by emailing rcheek@sec.gov.fk or by calling: (+500) 28460.

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.

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