Help build a sustainable enterprise economy for the Falkland Islands - a remote and awe-inspiring location in the South Atlantic with a thriving business community.

Our economy is based on commercial fishing, wool and meat exports, tourism, and preparation for large-scale hydrocarbon extraction.

The job is to encourage and manage sectoral economic development projects, especially concerning these key industries and general commerce. The role is primarily creating, managing and promoting innovation programmes, import substitution projects, export assistance, and skills development initiatives that support national growth. As a member of the senior management team, the post holder also helps organise FIDC’s work - through its corporate plan, business surveys, stakeholder communications and PR.

Candidates will need to hold a degree in or have significant experience of business management, rural or economic development, or similar. A professional qualification in project management is desirable. Candidates must be familiar with financial analysis and working with political stakeholders and business leaders to deliver successful projects.

This is a full time post, offered initially on a 4-year contract, with a starting salary from £44,000 per annum plus performance bonus, pension scheme and a generous relocation package.

A document job description (586 KB) and document application form (120 KB) are available at  or email Sue Faria on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Martin Slater, FIDC Managing Director, on +500 27211. Applications must be received no later than 3rd November 2020.

Candidates should make themselves available for interview the week commencing 9th November 2020 should they be shortlisted for this position.


About the FIDC

FIDC acts as the national economic development agency for the Falkland Islands and is tasked to develop the commercial sector of the Falkland Islands by being one of the principal partners delivering the Economic, Rural and Tourism Development Strategies.

To help drive sustainable economic growth and assist in the creation of new jobs and opportunities, FIDC provides various forms of support and assistance to the Falkland’s business community.