Are you ready for a new and exciting challenge? Would you like to work as Licensed Aircraft Engineer in a unique and vibrant community in a stunning natural environment? If so, come and join our friendly team of experienced professionals in the beautiful Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic.
The Falkland Islands Government Air Service provides an essential inter-island passenger and freight service as well as aerial surveillance of the fishery conservation zone around the islands.
A Licensed Aircraft engineer is required to join the small maintenance team responsible for the continuous maintenance of the fleet of five BN Islander aircraft. This involves routine and remedial maintenance, repairs and rectification of the aircraft and its associated systems.
Applicants must hold an EASA Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Licence with preferably at least 4 years’ experience, Type Rated on BN2B Islanders and Cessna 172 aircraft, and Lycoming 0-320 & 0-540 Engines. Full details of the essential and desirable requirements for the post are outlined in the application pack.
Initial 2-4 Years Fixed Term Contract, with potential for extension by mutual agreement.
Salary Range £31-41k; starting salaries will be dependent upon 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 dependants, including mid-term return flight home.
Government Housing for rent and a starter pack to help you get settled in.
How to Apply
For more information and to apply online, please visit www.jobs.gov.fk
Closing date for applications is 4.30 UK time on 1 April 2021.
If you have any questions about working for the Falkland Islands Government or would like further information about the role or application process, you can find contact details at the above link.
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 a broad spectrum of public services. Our responsibilities include those typically managed by central government (eg, taxation, legislation and policy) as well as those usually managed on a local level such as town planning, health, 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, approximately 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.
For those with a sense of adventure, it provides opportunities which are hard to match anywhere else in the world.