Whether you are an overseas contractor or local candidate, Falkland Islands Government offers a range of competitive benefits. The first four benefits are available for all employees. The other benefits (shown with a *) are specifically for overseas contractors and are designed to help you make the big move to join us here in the Falkland Islands and to support you with the transition at the end of your contract.
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Pay ranges are advertised in the job description. Actual salaries are dependent upon qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.
For local candidates, annual leave entitlements are based on length of service starting at 22 days and rising to 30 days after five years. Overseas contractors get a generous entitlement of 30 days per year.
The Falkland Islands currently has nine Public Holidays throughout the year. You will also be entitled to two Government Holidays taken at Christmas time.
The Retirement Pension Scheme is the compulsory state pension scheme in the Falkland Islands and anyone aged 17-64 earning over the weekly earnings limit must contribute.
Employees may also choose to join the defined contribution Falkland Islands Pension Scheme. Local employees usually receive employer contributions and all employees may choose to make additional voluntary contributions.
Gratuities are paid upon satisfactory completion of the contract. Typically 15-25% of basic salary.
Your relocation allowance will contribute towards moving costs. Rates are based upon the number of dependents accompanying you and the location you are moving from.
You will receive flights to and from the Falkland Islands for you and eligible dependents at the start and end of your contract. Employees on longer contracts may also receive a mid-contract flight home or equivalent holiday allowance.
A house will be made available for you to rent for the duration of your contract, with rents deducted from salary. Rents range from around £350 per month for a one-bed property, up to around £800 per month for a four-bed detached home. To help you settle in, a starter pack of basic household goods and a few groceries will be available for your arrival in the Falklands.