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Medical Officer/General Practitioner (with obstetric experience)
  • Employer: Falkland Islands Government
  • Reference: 200/22/207940
  • Published: Sun 14/08/2022, 15:34 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 30/09/2022, 20:30 PM
  • Working Pattern: Weekends, Full Time
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week
  • Salary: £150,000 per annum + Flights & Relocation Package
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Stanley. Falkland Islands, Falkland Islands

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Medical Officer/General Practitioner (with obstetric experience)

Are you an exceptional Medical Officer with a ‘can do’ attitude and excellent people skills keen to embrace the opportunity to work in a small team making a difference to our community?

Are you ready for the adventure of living in a beautiful, fascinating and unique country?

If so, look no further than this advertisement…

The Falkland Islands Health Service is looking for doctors to work across primary and secondary care, based at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital in Stanley.  This post involves undertaking General Practice work and clinics, providing in-patient medical care for a 23-bed ward and also providing cover in our small casualty.  You will be part of a team of seven doctors made up of Medical Officers/GP’s, a Consultant Surgeon and Anaesthetist.  Intra partum obstetrics is an essential part of this role and the GP should have at least DRCOG (or equivalent) qualifications and be confident to undertake intrapartum decision making and be able to perform basic instrumental deliveries.

The Person

We are looking for a doctor with MRCGP and DRCOG, or equivalent qualifications, who is registered with the GMC, or who holds registration with a recognised national body which would entitle them to registration with the GMC.

The successful candidate should be a GP with some additional experience in secondary care medicine.  ATLS, ALS, APLS and ALSO (or recent obstetric update training) qualifications would be an advantage, however this training could be arranged prior to arrival for the successful candidate.

The Package

  • Fixed Term Contract, up to 4 years.
  • Salary £150,000 per annum.
  • 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 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.
  • Study leave of up to 10 working days per year.
  • A stimulating and supportive setting to work in and a unique and beautiful setting to live in.

How to Apply

For more information on the opportunity to join our team in a unique and breath-taking location, with penguins, dolphins and the wilderness just next door to your office, please visit our new recruitment website

For more information on the posts, please contact Chief Medical Officer, Beccy Edwards on  or by calling +500 28008 (bear in mind the Falkland Islands is currently four hours behind British Summertime).

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 - 30 September 2022 @ 2030GMT

Shortlisting week commencing - 03 October 2022

Interviews commencing - Early October

Health & Social Services Department

The Directorate of Health and Social Services is one of the Directorates of the Falkland Islands Government (FIG) which offers a range of fulfilling job opportunities across the full spectrum of public services. Working in the Health and Social Services means that the successful applicant will be able to work in small team providing a wide range of health care to our small community.

Exciting developments in the Hospital include a new CT Scanner, Mammography unit and operating theatre and a separate scheme to build a Vulnerable Person’s residential facility to be known as Tussac House.

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 UK 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.