Fisheries Compliance Observer

Falkland Islands Government

Stanley, Falkland Islands
£33,435 - £38,548 pa dependent on qualifications and experience

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: marine conservation, environmental management

Closing date: Friday, 19th April 2024   2 days left


The Natural Resources Department has vacancies for Compliance Fisheries Observer positions for one year in the first instance. Observers are required to spend periods of up to ten weeks at a time at sea to monitor vessel compliance with current Fisheries legislation, relevant regulations and fishing licence conditions as set annually by the Director and play a critical role in the conservation and management of fisheries resources by gathering data essential to the sustainability of the Falkland Islands fisheries resources.

The successful applicant will be required to hold a minimum of 3 years’ at sea observer experience and ideally experience as a Fisheries Observer, Fisheries Enforcement Officer, Marine Officer or Inspector. The successful candidate will also require a Personal Survival Training certificate or equivalent.

We are looking for an individual who is motivated, dynamic and independent. The applicant must be able to remain professional, impartial and diligent in the execution of their duties.

The Package

  • Starting Salary - £33,435 up to £38,548 per annum (depending on qualifications and experience) rising to £44,234.
  • Eligibility for a 15% gratuity, payable on successful completion of the contract
  • Flights at the beginning and end of the contract
  • 30 days Annual Leave
  • Time off in lieu for weekends and public holidays spent at sea
  • Sea going allowance paid at the rate of £47.85 per night at sea
  • Shared accommodation to rent when on land

Timetable for Recruitment and Selection Process

Closing Date for Applications - 19 April 2024

Shortlisting commencing - 22 April 2024

Interviews commencing - 29 April 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.


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