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Veterinary Officer - Flights included and relocation allowance

Employer
Falkland Islands Government
Location
Falkland Islands (FK)
Salary
£44k-£56k plus Relocation, Gratuity & Flights Package
Closing date
23 Jun 2024

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Category
Mixed
Sector
Practice
Role
Veterinary Surgeon
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-time

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An exciting opportunity exists in the South Atlantic for a full-time vet to join our small, busy and very varied practice in the Falkland Islands starting in December 2024  

The Role

The Veterinary Services of the Falkland Islands Government invites applications for the post of Veterinary Officer.

The position consists of a combination of clinical and public health duties. The clinical work is truly mixed practice (60% small animals, 20% equine and 20% livestock) including occasional wildlife cases. The public health duties include working in the EU approved Abattoir and the Fishing Industry (mainly annual audits and inspections of vessels).  Full training will be provided to the right candidate.

Routine hours are from 8am to 4:30pm, with a set lunch break between 12-1pm and the out of hours emergency service is worked on a 1:3 rota system.

The Person

You should have at least 5 years’ clinical experience. Ideally that will include livestock and/or equine work and small animal medicine and surgical skills. Previous public health experience is desirable, but not essential. You should preferably have Official Veterinarian qualifications or must be willing to obtain them.

You should be capable of working as part of a small dedicated team, be prepared to fill a varied role, and interact closely with the community of the Falkland Islands to provide a complete, professional, clinical and public health Veterinary Service.

If you are the right candidate you will have an appreciation of the outdoors and wildlife and a sensible and enthusiastic approach to veterinary medicine.

The Package

  • Initial 2-4 Years Fixed Term Contract, with potential for extension by mutual agreement.
  • Salary Range £41k-56k, starting salaries will be dependent upon qualifications and 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 dependents, including annual return flight home.
  • Government Housing for rent at a subsidised rate and a starter pack to help you settle in.

How to Apply

For more information on the post and how to apply online 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 recruitment website: www.jobs.gov.fk.

Applications close Monday 24th June 2024.

If you have any questions about working for the Falkland Islands Government or would like further information about applying, you can find contact details at the above link or email zfowler@naturalresources.gov.fk.

 

The Working Environment

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: www.jobs.gov.fk

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.

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