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Deputy Harbour Master - Falklands

  • Post Date:11th September 2020
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  • Salary £37,725k up to £46,599k
Job Description

The Deputy Harbour Master will act on behalf of, and deputise for the Harbour Master in their absence, to provide support in the provision of delivering a maritime administration for the Falkland Islands.

The Role

With direction from the Harbour Master this role includes liaising with the Maritime & Coastguard Agency, Foreign Commonwealth Office and the Falkland Islands Attorney General to support the delivery of the FI Marine Authority and other appropriate legislative matters alongside participation in the processes within the Red Ensign Group in respect to the Falkland Islands Shipping Registry.

The role includes promotion of the safe navigation within port limits and the development of the Port Marine Safety Code as applicable to the Falkland Islands in order to deliver new policies and procedures required to support the implementation of the Falkland Island Harbours and Ports Ordinance 2017. The successful applicant will be expected to advise and assist in the maintenance of the National Oil Spill Contingency Plan including procurement and maintenance of equipment and carrying out drills, exercises and training to port users to ensure its effectiveness.

The Deputy Harbour Master is expected to operate at a high level implementing and taking decisions within agreed policy as well as developing policy in relevant areas.  The Deputy Harbour Master is supported by the Maritime Officers and the development of the Maritime Authority is seen to be key in the development of maritime issues.

The Person:

  • Holds a STCW 95 Mates 11/2.1 Chief Mates Certificate with at least 5 years’ relevant experience in a variety of marine operations including experience as a Chief Officer / Deck Officer on foreign going vessels.
  • Understanding of the Port Marine Safety Code and knowledge of British Marine regulatory framework as applied to red ensign vessels.
  • Knowledge and experience of project management and financial resourcing with experience of leading small teams and motivating staff.
  • Ability to act as an on scene commander in oil spills and other maritime emergencies

N.B. Applicants without the qualifications listed above may be considered if they satisfy other requirements to a high level, or have had previous experience within fishery protection or law enforcement or other relevant experience appropriate to the post.

The Package

  • Fixed Term Contract up to 4 years.
  • Salary Range, basic starting salary £37,725k up to £46,599k commensurate with 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 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.
  • Favourable income tax rates.
  • 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 Andrea Clausen 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.

Applications close 09 October at 2030 GMT.

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.