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Offshore Environmental Policy Adviser
  • Employer: Falkland Islands Government
  • Reference: 620/22/220944
  • Published: Mon 28/11/2022, 10:48 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 11/12/2022, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week
  • Salary: Starting Salary £38,781 - £44,716 per annum dependent on qualifications and experience plus 25% Gratuity, Flights and Relocation Grant
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Stanley, Falkland Islands. , Falkland Islands

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Offshore Environmental Policy Adviser

Offshore Environmental Policy Adviser

Starting Salary: Starting Salary £38,781 - £44,716 per annum dependent on qualifications and experience.

Salary package also includes:

  • Eligibility for a 25% taxable gratuity
  • Flights package for you and any accompanying dependents
  • 41 days paid leave (includes Public and Government Holidays)
  • Relocation allowance to help with moving costs.
  • Government housing for rent and a starter pack to help you settle in.
  • A stimulating and supportive setting to work in and a unique and beautiful setting to live in.

The post is for a fixed term of up to 4 years in the first instance with the possibility of extension. Secondment and Interchange opportunities will be considered.


The Falkland Islands Government is pleased to announce a number of new opportunities following the expansion of its Minerals Resources Department.

If you are looking for an exciting and unique opportunity to be at the forefront of facilitating a frontier oil field development then apply now and enjoy the added benefit of living and working overseas in a stunning part of the world with a vibrant island community.   


You will provide expert support, guidance and policy advice on all environmental matters associated with the proposed oil development to the specially established project team. This will include focussing on areas such as reviewing EIA’s, developing policy for eliminating, mitigating and managing potential environmental impact and the development and implementation of an appropriate regulatory framework. You will also provide support and guidance on related matters, which may also require the sourcing and managing of external advice covering a diverse range of topics, all related to the proposed oil development.


  • Able to demonstrate an excellent environmental policy and regulation background, (ie have a minimum of 5 years’ experience of working successfully in the field of regulating environmental aspects of offshore oil and gas activity) and be able to demonstrate a solid understanding of oil development environmental issues.
  • An extremely proficient communicator both verbally and in writing, with the ability to express ideas and impart key messages clearly, concisely and effectively.
  • Comfortable working within a dedicated team with a high degree of autonomy and have the tact, sensitivity and judgement to manage sensitive confidential information.
  • Organised, articulate and persuasive and have strong interpersonal skills, along with the ability to establish excellent working relationships with colleagues, senior government leaders, elected officials, industry representatives and external partners.
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and proactive, as well being as a strategic thinker, skilled problem solver and a supportive team player.
  • Flexible, adaptable and responsive.
  • Qualified to degree level (or equivalent) in a relevant Environmental discipline and hold a Masters or Postgraduate Diploma, (or equivalent) in a discipline containing significant content relevant to offshore hydrocarbons environmental legislation.


Interested candidates can download the job description and view further information from our online vacancy page. 

For further information regarding the position please contact Andrea Clausen, Acting Director of Mineral Resources, by emailing or by calling (+500) 27260.

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 - 11 December 2022

Interviews commencing week beginning - 12 December 2022


The 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 8,000 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.