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Hospital Manager
  • Employer: Falkland Islands Government
  • Reference: 200/21/150509
  • Published: Thu 06/05/2021, 15:00 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 31/05/2021, 20:30 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week
  • Salary: £50K minimum plus Gratuity, Flights and Relocation Grant
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Stanley, Falkland Islands. , Falkland Islands

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Hospital Manager

The FIG Health & Social Services Department are looking for a Hospital Manager to join our existing team which provides a comprehensive health service, based in the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital (KEMH), Falkland Islands.  The service follows UK practices and standards of care, modified to meet local needs and circumstances. 

The Role

The Hospital Manager of the KEMH is operationally responsible for managing the key non-nursing and non-medical requirements to support In-patient & Out-patient Secondary Care and Primary Care service users.  As part of the Directorate’s Senior Management Team you will report to, and as required, deputise for the Director of Health & Social Services, as well as work closely with the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Nursing Officer to contribute to the immediate and long term overall strategic direction of the department.  This will include promoting, facilitating and providing strategic direction in the continuing development and implementation of a customer-oriented philosophy towards the provision of FIG’s Health services.

The role includes leading the management of the operational service including pathology, pharmacy, allied health professionals, administrative and clerical support and hard and soft facilities with overall responsibility for c60 permanent and temporary staff. 

The Person

The person will be resilient and must be able to work under pressure to achieve results and inspire confidence to ensure an integrated and effective service is provided. 

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate and use effective leadership and decision-making skills in order to support and develop staff, and to ensure effective communication across a range of internal and external stakeholders. 

The successful postholder will be educated to degree level (or equivalent) in a relevant subject and have a minimum of 10 years’ recent, successful operational experience running a hospital or have a comparable level of senior management experience running multi-disciplinary teams at a similar level in an associated, relevant Heath related field.  A minimum of 5 years’ effective management experience of operational/clinical services in a health service is also essential.

The Package

  • Fixed Term Contract up to 4 years.
  • Starting salary - £50,771k up to £58,263 per annum (depending on qualifications and experience).
  • Eligibility for a 25% Gratuity (taxable).
  • 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 any recognised dependents accompanying you to post 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.
  • 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 Kimberley Greenland at or by calling +500 27420.

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.

Closing Date: 31 May 2021

Shortlisting to be completed: 04 June 2021

Interviews commencing: 07 June 2021

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:

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.