"The position of Chief Executive of the Falkland Islands Government is not for the fainthearted, but you will welcome the challenge."
Nigel Phillips CBE, Governor of the Falkland Islands
Dear Future Colleague,
Thank you for your interest in the position of Chief Executive of the Falkland Islands Government. This is no ordinary Chief Executive position. It provides an unparalleled opportunity to live in a country of outstanding natural beauty and to work in a varied and high impact position.
The new decade is a period of optimism and prosperity for the Falkland Islands. Our resilient and creative people are our greatest asset and it is only a truly talented individual who will be entrusted with helping Islanders to create an environment where economic strength and social mobility are not purely aspirational, but manifest in solid opportunities that are open to everyone. In achieving this we will continue to be both ambitious and bold, striving to cultivate the conditions for success and a strong financial foundation. It is this foundation that will allow us to invest in important social and economic priorities, programmes and services.
Of course there must be structure. The Government is determined in its resolve to deliver the goals set out in the Islands Plan, building on its cooperation with our partners to drive our country forward. Similarly our capital programme is ambitious and offers not only significant opportunities to attract international inward investment, but through effective resourcing will mean that it can continue to deliver far into the future.
The position of Chief Executive of the Falkland Islands Government is not for the fainthearted, but you will welcome the challenge. It calls for an exceptionally talented individual who is highly strategic, commercially astute and resilient. You will be committed to good governance and building enduring capacity throughout government. Collegiate in approach, but clear sighted on the prize, you will be rewarded with the rare chance to shape the future of an extraordinary nation.
If you have the myriad of skills and experience that this position will draw upon, I look forward to receiving your application.
Nigel Phillips CBE Governor of the Falkland Islands