PLANNING OFFICER AT FALKLAND ISLANDS GOVERNMENT; SALARY £47,156 to £58,248 inclusive of 25% gratuity; starting salary dependent on qualifications and experience
Would you like the challenge of using your planning experience to help shape the development of a thriving overseas territory? Although a small population the pace of development is high, including for major Government infrastructure projects, new employment development and new housing. If so, come and use your skills and knowledge to help shape the future of the Falkland Islands for many years to come.
You will be a key member of the team with a focus on all aspects of development management and the determination of all planning applications, including but not limited to EIA development, national infrastructure projects, employment development, small housing developments and householder applications.
You will support the Head of the Planning and Building Services in the review of the development plan as well as ongoing legislative and procedural improvements and develop the work of the Historic Buildings Committee.
Ideally you will have a wide range of development management experience covering all aspects of development management functions. You must have experience in preparing committee reports and presenting to committees. You will assist in providing a high quality, customer-focused planning service delivering timely and quality decisions in the processing of planning applications and pre-application enquiries.
With good communication and interpersonal skills, you will be well-organised, proactive and have a flexible approach. As part of a small team you will need to enjoy being hands-on with all aspects of the service, including interaction with everyone, from Members of the Legislative Assemble to the general public.
- Significant post-qualification experience in Planning/Development Management.
- Degree or post graduate qualification in planning (or equivalent) recognised by the Royal Town Planning Institute.
- Working towards or already a Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.
- Good verbal and written communication skills, ability to produce reports for senior management and public committees.
- Experience of working clearly and collaboratively with service users including members of the public.
- Ability to manage conflicting priorities.
- Valid manual driving license.
- 2 to 4 Year Fixed Term Contract
- Salary: £47,156 to £58,248 inclusive of 25% gratuity; starting salary dependent on qualifications and experience
- 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 and a starter pack to help you settle in.
How to Apply
For more information and 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 12.00 noon UK time on 4 February 2022.
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
Planning & Building Services
A small, friendly department in Stanley, Planning and Building Services delivers statutory planning and building control functions for the Falkland Islands. We also facilitate The Historic Buildings Committee and various grant schemes.
Development & Commercial Services
The Development & Commercial Services directorate is responsible for the development of ‘Place’ across the Falkland Islands, ensuring that the activities of Planning, Development, Regeneration, Leisure Services, Corporate Programmes and Procurement operate in a co-ordinated manner to efficiently and effectively enable the achievement of the Government’s priorities and successful delivery of the National Infrastructure Plan.
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.