Are you an exceptional General Practitioner 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 for a General Practitioner to work in primary care alongside our team of Medical Officers, Advanced Nurse Practitioners and Practice nurse. The GP surgeries are based at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital in Stanley. This post involves undertaking the full remit of GP work and will consist of 10 sessions per week (no on-call), with 3 of these sessions being dedicated administration time.

Along with general clinical work the successful candidate will be responsible for helping to drive forward up-to-date care and help develop services.  Audit and healthcare planning related to chronic disease management will form a central part of the role.  Candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence in General Practice medical care and show they are continuously developing and updating in the field.

The Package

  • Fixed Term Contract, up to 4 years.
  • Salary £110,000 per annum.
  • 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 any recognised dependents residing with you at post both at the beginning and end of contract, along with additional annual return flights contingent on the duration of the contract.
  • Government Housing for rent and a starter pack to help you settle in.
  • Study leave of up to 10 working days per year.
  • A stimulating and supportive setting to work in and a unique and beautiful setting to live in.

How to Apply

For more information on the opportunity 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

For more information on the posts, please contact Chief Medical Officer, Beccy Edwards on  or by calling +500 28017.

To apply, please complete our online application form by clicking on ‘Apply Button’ and completing the form. Alternatively, download an offline form and email to before the closing date.

Closing Date for Applications: 14th June 2024 @ 2030GMT
Shortlisting commencing from: 17th June 2024
Interviews commencing from: 24th June 2024.

Please also download the job description .

Health & Social Services Department

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.

Our team consists of 2 General Practitioner posts, and 4 Medical Officer posts (GP’s who also undertake secondary and emergency care, some who also cover intrapartum obstetrics) which also includes the Chief Medical Officer post, as well as one consultant general surgeon and a consultant anaesthetist.

In addition to the medical team there is also the full spectrum of allied healthcare professionals who support our health services, from physiotherapists to laboratory technicians, and community psychiatric nurses to speech and language therapists.

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 is nearing completion.

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 UK 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.