Director of Health and Social Services
The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) currently has an exciting opportunity for a Director of Health & Social Services. The successful candidate will be responsible for the effective delivery of the strategic and operational management of all the work of the Health and Social Services Directorate.
The Director will play a major part in embedding the vision, aims and objectives of the Islands’ plan which sets out the Government’s expectations and aspirations for the Health and Social Services provision here in the Islands for the community it serves.
The services themselves follow UK practices and standards of care modified and changed to meet local needs and circumstances. The Director will also be responsible for continuing to reinforce the application of best practice across the Directorate and enabling services to improve their effectiveness, whilst at the same time maintaining the highest standards of performance across those diverse and vital services in a manner that encapsulates and allows for a continued focus on a culture of person-centred care.
As a member of the Corporate Management Team, the Director also fully contributes to, and participates in, the setting of the Government’s wider strategic direction and works closely with other Corporate Directors to ensure effective cross-service coherence.
The successful candidate will be educated to degree level (or equivalent) in a related subject with substantial (10 years +) recent relevant experience in a leadership role within the UK’s NHS or similarly complex organisation. Experience of managing and developing diverse service areas which are responsive to users’ needs, requirements and preferences is also essential. As is ‘hands-on’ experience of effective problem-solving and taking an innovative and pragmatic approach to service delivery.
The individual best suited to this key senior management position will have a proactive, flexible and enthusiastic ‘can do’ attitude providing senior leadership to a multi skilled team accountable and responsible for service deliverables along with proven experience of using strategic thinking to deliver complex, wide-ranging and effective organisational development.
- Fixed Term Contract, up to 4 years.
- Starting Salary £78,103 to £89,628 per annum (depending on qualifications and experience) rising to £96,395.
- Eligibility for a 25% (taxable) Gratuity, paid upon successful completion of contract.
- 41 days paid leave, 30 days leave annual leave and 11 public holidays.
- 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.
- Very Favourable Income Tax Rates compared to the UK.
- A stimulating and supportive setting to work in and a unique and beautiful setting to live in.
For more information on the KEMH and the opportunities available due to the uniqueness of the roles within the service please view the recruitment video at https://youtu.be/MBqyXBasSVc
How to Apply
Interested candidates can download the job description and view further information from our online vacancy page. For further information regarding the position please contact Kimberley Greenland by emailing email@example.com or by calling +500 27420.
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.
Timetable for Recruitment and Selection Process
Closing Date for Applications - 31 May 2023 @ 2030GMT
Shortlisting commencing - 01 June 2023
Interviews commencing - 12 June 2023
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. Along with health and social services, our responsibilities include those typically managed by central government – taxation, legislation and policy, power generation, water treatment as well as those usually managed on a local level such as education, town planning and road maintenance. FIG also provides services specific to the needs of the Falkland Islands, such as fisheries research, coastal ferry services and a 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, enjoyed by over 60 nationalities, 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.