The Falkland Islands is a beautiful Atlantic archipelago made up of 778 islands. There is abundant wildlife with 5 species of penguin along with a diverse range of aquatic mammals, birds and plant life. The Falklands is a unique culture with a vibrant economy and one of the few remaining places on earth where “nature is in charge”.
Do you remember why you became a Social Worker? Do you want to get back to delivering truly person-centered care? How about living within a thriving community, set in a stunning natural environment? If so, come and join our friendly team of experienced health and social care professionals in the beautiful Falkland Islands.
The Falkland Islands Government is seeking to recruit an Advanced Practitioner/Team Supervisor who will supervise a small team of qualified social workers whilst also carrying a small case load. Your role will span the whole spectrum of tasks and client groups; including safeguarding children and working with vulnerable adults.
You will be a qualified social worker with five years post qualifying experience. Ideally your experience will encompass both child safeguarding and adult social work roles. You will have a flexible and adaptable approach and a commitment to quality. You will be an adaptable practitioner, able to respond to a broad range of professional challenges. You should also be registered with a relevant Care Council. Holding a Post Qualifying Practice Educator’s Award would be advantageous.
You will provide an advanced level of social work expertise to the team across a broad range of social work interventions, methods and theories. You will provide professional supervision to qualified and unqualified team members; you will contribute to service development in close liaison with the Service Manager
You will also function as a member of the social work team, carrying your own case load. You will support the service to deliver training packages to partner agencies and the wider community.
- Initial 2-4 Years Fixed Term Contract, with potential for extension by mutual agreement.
- Salary Range £37-45k, 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 a subsidised rate and a starter pack to help you settle in.
How to Apply
For more information and to apply online to join our team, please visit our new recruitment website: www.jobs.gov.fk.
Applications close at 23.00 UK time on 30 November 2019.
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
Health & Social Services
The Health and Social Services directorate provides primary, community and secondary healthcare in the Falkland Islands. Our Social Services Department provides an integrated system of social care provision and welfare administration.
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
The Falkland Islands has a population of approximately 3,500 people in an area roughly equivalent to half of Wales. Most of the population (80%) live in the capital, Stanley, a bustling town surprisingly equipped with a modern hospital, schools, Social Services department, courts, Government headquarters, port, airport, modern supermarkets and a thriving tourist industry. The areas outside Stanley, Camp, are more sparsely populated but offer opportunities to explore the breath taking scenery and countryside.
For those with a sense of adventure, it provides opportunities which are hard to match anywhere else in the world.