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Operations Manager - Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands

Stanley, South Atlantic, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
£40,000 per annum plus travel to and from the UK, relocation expenses and subsidised accomodation
Closing on 2 June 2024

Charisma Charity Recruitment are partnering with The Government of South Georgia & The South Sandwich Islands to recruit an Operations Manager on a 3-year contract starting in August 2024, to assist with the smooth running of this globally significant territory.  Based on the Falkland Islands you will be at the forefront of delivering Government operations as part of a mixed discipline on-site team.

This is a truly unique and exciting opportunity.  We are looking for a resilient, self-motivated individual who is comfortable working as part of a dynamic and fast-moving team, devoted to world-leading excellence in environmental management.  You must be flexible and capable of responding to changing priorities, and able to deliver as part of a team even when working under pressure.
The successful Operations Manager, will demonstrate

  • Experience in a leadership role covering both operations and risk management in a diverse and fast-paced organisation 
  • A demonstrable, comprehensive understanding of tourism, fisheries, and maritime operations, preferably gained in remote and/or extreme environments
  • Demonstrable experience of applying critical decision-making in a variety of situations, and of standing firm in the face of challenge
  • Experience of remote team management
  • Willingness to travel to South Georgia and Internationally for extended periods
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, and competent in the use of MS Office
  • Full manual driving licence

Your application should include your CV (no more than two pages) and a single page cover letter.  Successful applicants at this stage will be invited to fill out a short screening application form and undertake a video interview with Charisma, we therefore encourage applications well ahead of the closing date. 

Hours/Contract: Full-time / 3-year contract with option to extend
Location: Stanley, Falkland Islands
Package: £40,000 per annum plus travel to and from the UK, relocation expenses, subsidised fully furnished accommodation, mid-term flight allowance for international candidates

Closing date: 2 June 2024
Interviews with Charisma: No later than 5 June 2024 (online)
Interviews with GSGSSI: w/c 10 June 2024 (online)


Adam Stacey
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