Medical Officer

Falkland Islands (FK)
£150,000 per annum
10 Jun 2020
08 Jul 2020
Career Level
Medical Officer
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

Are you an exceptional Medical Officer with a ‘can do’ attitude and excellent people skills keen to embrace the opportunity to work in a small team making a difference to our community?

Are you ready for the adventure of living in a beautiful, fascinating and unique country?

If so, look no further than this advertisement…

The Falkland Islands Health Service is looking a doctor to work across primary and secondary care, based at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital in Stanley.  This post involves undertaking General Practice work and clinics, providing in-patient medical care for a 29 bed ward and also providing cover in  our small casualty.  You will be part of a team of seven doctors made up of Medical Officers/GP’s, a Consultant Surgeon and Anaesthetist.  Intra partum obstetrics is part of this role and the GP should have at least DRCOG (or equivalent) qualifications and be confident to undertake intrapartum decision making and be able to perform basic instrumental deliveries.

The Person

We are looking for a doctor with MRCGP and DRCOG, or equivalent qualifications, who is registered with the GMC, or who holds registration with a recognised national body which would entitle them to registration with the GMC.

The successful candidate should be a GP with some additional experience in secondary care medicine.  ATLS, ALS, APLS and ALSO qualifications would be an advantage; however this training could be arranged prior to arrival for the successful candidate.

The Package

  • Initial 2-4 Years Fixed Term Contract, with potential for extension by mutual agreement.
  • £150,000 per annum Salary
  • 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.
  • Government Housing for rent at a subsidised rate and a starter pack to help you settle in.

How to Apply

For more information and 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 new recruitment website: via the clicking the apply button.

Applications close at 23.00 UK time on 8 July 2020.

For more information on the posts, please contact Chief Medical Officer, Beccy Edwards on  or by calling +500 28008 (bear in mind the Falkland Islands is currently four hours behind British Summertime).

The Employer

The Directorate of Health and Social Services is one of the Directorates of the Falkland Islands Government (FIG) which offers a range of fulfilling job opportunities across the full spectrum of public services. Working in the Health and Social Services means that the successful applicant will be able to work in small team providing a wide range of health care to our small community.

Exciting developments in the Hospital include a new CT Scanner, Mammography unit and operating theatre and a separate scheme to build a Vulnerable Person’s residential facility to be known as Tussac House.

The Place

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 close community and opportunities that are hard to find elsewhere in the world. The 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.

Attached for you to download is an application form and job description for you to download. Also extra information regarding the hospital is also attached.