Health & Safety Advisor

Falkland Islands Government
Stanley, Falkland Islands
£37,725 up to £41,979 per annum (depending on qualifications and experience) rising to £46,599
Closing date
15 Oct 2023

The Health & Safety Advisor will be responsible for advising Directors, Heads of Service, Managers and Employees of the Falkland Islands Government on all aspects of health and safety, to ensure compliance with legislation and adherence to the Government’s health and safety policies and standards.

The Role

The role will involve continuing the development, promotion and delivery of corporate arrangements and implementation of policies and procedures. The postholder will take the lead in the provision of guidance, support and advice on the operational management of health and safety systems in relation to service based arrangements.

The Person

The postholder will be responsible for carrying out accident/incident investigations, recording findings and using such information to improve systems and develop policy in relevant areas.

Working in a reactive environment will require a ‘roll your sleeves up’ approach to motivate confidence and adherence to health and safety practices, policies and procedures.

You should hold a NEBOSH Diploma (or equivalent) with graduate IOSH status at Level 5 with a minimum of 5 years’ experience operating in a lead Health & Safety role for an organisation with comparable complexity.

The Package

  • Fixed Term Contract, up to 4 years.
  • Starting Salary - £37,725 up to £41,979 per annum (depending on qualifications and experience) rising to £46,599.
  • Eligibility for a 25% Gratuity (taxable).
  • 41 days paid leave, 30 days paid annual leave plus 11 government and public holidays.
  • Relocation Allowance, to help with moving costs.
  • Flights Package for you and any recognised dependents residing with you at post both at the beginning and end of contract, along with additional annual return flights contingent on the duration of the contract.
  • Government Housing for rent and a starter pack to help you settle in.
  • Favourable income tax rates.
  • A stimulating and supportive setting to work in and a unique and beautiful setting to live in.

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 Colin Summers, Director of Public Works by emailing or by calling (+500) 27193.

To apply, please complete our online application form from our vacancy page by clicking on 'Apply Now' and completing the form.

Alternatively, download an offline form from the same page and email to before the closing date.

Timetable for Recruitment and Selection Process

Closing Date for Applications - 15 October 2023

Shortlisting commencing - 16 October 2023

Interviews week commencing - 23 October 2023

Public Works Department

Responsible for the development, construction and maintenance of key infrastructure required to support our community in the Falkland Islands, the Public Works Department is one of the largest departments in FIG.

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 the Falkland Islands Government, take a look at our recruitment microsite:

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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