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Fisheries Scientist (Finfish)
  • Employer: Falkland Islands Government
  • Reference: 410/23/232402
  • Published: Mon 13/03/2023, 9:50 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 14/04/2023, 20:30 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week
  • Salary: £38k - £44k (up to £47k for an exceptional candidate) plus 25% Gratuity (taxable) & Flights and Relocation Package
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Stanley, Falkland Islands. , Falkland Islands

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Fisheries Scientist (Finfish)

The objective of the Fisheries Scientist (Finfish) for the Falkland Islands Government is to ensure that conservation goals are met for commercially targeted fish populations providing long term sustainable exploitation and includes monitoring and assessing the status of offshore finfish and skate stocks. The successful candidate will also conduct biological and ecological research of these stocks, as required, to deliver sustainably managed finfish fisheries. 

The Person

Candidates should have expertise to conduct biological and ecological research on finfish stocks around the Falkland Islands, and supervise departmental research projects. They should be familiar with age and growth, reproductive and population biology of fish and have experience in fish ageing techniques using otoliths and other growth increment bearing structures.  Candidates should be capable of working as part of a small, dedicated team and be prepared to fill a flexible role.

Candidates must be qualified to PhD level in an appropriate fisheries or biological discipline with at least two years’ post-graduate experience in fisheries biology and managing scientific projects. Candidates should have a good publication record and at least 3 years’ experience working as part of a fishery management team. Evidence of advising decision makers on sustainably managed finfish fisheries is also essential.

The Package

  • Fixed Term Contract, up to 3 years.
  • Starting Salary, basic starting salary £38,781 - £44,716 per annum (depending on qualifications and experience) rising to £47,904.
  • 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 recognised dependents 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.
  • 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 further information from our online vacancy page

For further information regarding the position please contact Brendon Lee, Fisheries Scientist 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. 

Timetable for Recruitment and Selection Process

Closing Date for Applications - 14 April 2023 @20:30 (GMT)

Shortlisting commencing - 19 April 2023

Interviews commencing - 1 May 2023

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.