Free open Job in North, South & Central America Legal Policy Adviser at Falkland Islands Government

Are you ready for a new challenge in your drafting career?

An opportunity exists for a significant role in policy development in a unique British overseas territory—the Falkland Islands: 

The Package

Salary: up to c£70k (inclusive of 25% annual gratuity, subject to satisfactory performance). Starting salary will depend on qualifications and experience.

Other Benefits: A favourable tax regime, a relocation allowance on appointment, return flights package and 41 days’ annual leave (inclusive of public holidays).

Contract Type: Fixed term appointment—12 months. Secondment /career break opportunities will also be considered.

The Position 

This is a new post intended to provide support and legal advice to a variety of Directorates within the Falkland Islands Government (FIG) in relation to public policy development. There is a pressing need for public policy development to underpin new legislation; in particular in connection with the prospect of hydrocarbon development. Your main duties would include: 

  • Working closely with colleagues across FIG to provide expert advice, including legal advice; to facilitate the development of Government policy on a wide range of subjects
  • Providing advice and guidance in any matter requiring a change in the law (primary and secondary legislation); in particular to provide support for the development of high quality legislative drafting instructions
  • Planning and conducting research and analysis in support of new policy development, which would include complex or novel legal questions 

The Person 

To apply, you must be a solicitor or barrister (admitted UK/Ireland/Commonwealth) with ideally five years’ post-qualification experience, and with ideally 5 years successful public sector policy experience. You must be an effective and responsible team member with the skills and motivation needed to develop a new role in a new working environment.

In return for your dedication in taking on this new role, we offer you a rewarding opportunity to make a real impact in the development of public policy for the future of the Falkland Islands

To discuss the post in more detail you can contact the Head of Legislation, Ros Cheek by emailing or by calling: (+500) 28460.

For further information and an application pack contact our Recruitment Officer by emailing or calling (+500) 27421.

To apply: Send your application form and covering letter outlining why you meet the requirements of the role to (or apply online at by 12pm FKST/4pm UTC on 3 April 2020

Applicants seeking secondment/career break opportunities are welcome to apply