Stock Assessment Scientist

Falkland Islands Government

Stanley, Falkland Islands
£39,944 - £46,057 pa (depending on qualifications and experience)

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: marine conservation, sustainability

Closing date: Sunday, 10th March 2024  


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 Role

The Fisheries Department of the Falkland Islands Government is looking to recruit a Stock Assessment Scientist to undertake stock assessments of commercially important fishery species and provide timely scientific advice to the Government for long-term sustainable management of the fisheries.

The Person

The successful candidate must have a PhD in an appropriate biological, fisheries or mathematical discipline, or significant relevant work experience in a stock assessment role. The successful candidate must have adequate training in fisheries stock assessment or another relevant discipline, such as population dynamics, and be able to apply standard fish stock assessment techniques, develop new modelling approaches, and have a high level of competence with modern statistical methods.

Candidates should have a good understanding of commercial fisheries issues with at least two years of post-graduate experience in fisheries data management and analysis. Candidates should have a good publication record and be able to report findings in both scientific papers and at conferences, but also through reports and presentations to clients and stakeholders.

The Package

  • Fixed Term Contract, up to 4 years.
  • Starting Salary, basic starting salary £39,944 - £46,057 per annum (depending on qualifications and experience) rising to £49,341.
  • Eligibility for a 25% gratuity, payable on 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

For further information regarding the position please contact Dr Frane Skeljo, Senior Stock Assessment Scientist, by emailing [email protected] 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. Alternatively, download an offline form from the same page and email to [email protected] before the closing date.

Timetable for Recruitment and Selection Process

Closing Date for Applications: 10 March 2024

Shortlisting commencing from: 18 March 2024

Interviews week commencing from: 25 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 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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