An exciting opportunity exists in the South Atlantic for a full time vet to join the small, busy and very varied practice in the Falkland Islands starting in May 2020.
The Veterinary Services of the Falkland Islands Government invites applications for the post of Veterinary Officer.
The position consists of a combination of clinical and public health duties including supervision in an EU approved Abattoir and the Fishing Industry. Out of hours are not usually busy and are worked on a 1:3 rota system.
Applicants must have at least 5 years’ clinical experience including surgical skills and preferably have Official Veterinary qualifications or must be willing to obtain them.
He/she should be capable of working as part of a small dedicated team, be prepared to fill a varied role, and interact closely with the community of the Falkland Islands to provide a complete, professional clinical and public health Veterinary Service
- Initial 2-4 Years Fixed Term Contract, with potential for extension by mutual agreement.
- Salary Range £41k-56k, starting salaries will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.
- Eligibility for a 25% Gratuity, 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 your dependents, including mid-term return flight home.
- Government Housing for rent at Governmnet rates and a starter pack to help you settle in.
How to Apply
For more information on the post and how to apply online to join our team in a unique and breath-taking location, with penguins, dolphins and the wilderness just next door to your office, please visit our recruitment website: www.jobs.gov.fk.
Applications close at 19.00 UK time on 17 January 2020.
If you have any questions about working for the Falkland Islands Government or would like further information about applying, you can find contact details at the above link.
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.