Chief Executive Officer
Deadline for applications: 3 August 2014
FC are looking for a Chief Executive Officer to lead a team of committed staff and volunteers in addressing our strategic plan and developing and implementing annual work plans and operational budgets. As the senior staff member, the CEO is responsible to the Trustees for the overall performance and efficient management of the charity and its activities. Our desire is to grow the organisation and enhance its profile and reputation.
The holder of this full-time post based in the Falkland Islands will ensure: sound finances; direct all conservation actions and research programmes; broaden the fundraising base; and lead FC’s engagement with a wide range of organisations and individuals locally, regionally and internationally.
FC can offer the successful candidate:
A unique opportunity to design and implement innovative conservation programmes across all sectors of the Falkland Islands.
A salary of £36,000-£45,000 (dependent on experience).
An annual holiday entitlement of 30 working days per annum plus bank holidays.
The skills and experience needed to carry out the CEO duties are typically gained through senior management of a charity or comparable organisation, together with all-round communication and interpersonal skills, and demonstrated success in financial control, human resources management, fundraising, and project development.
A job description and application form can be obtained from the address below, with the deadline for applications being 3 August 2014:
Stanley, Falkland Islands
Tel: 00500 22247
The Gentoo Penguin Project is investigating the foraging ecology of gentoo penguins in the Falkland Islands. Throughout his recent trip to the Falklands, Jonathan Handley, captured footage of life in the field and around gentoo colonies.
The footage was compiled thanks to support from the Ruffords Small Grants Foundation and the organisations involved in the project: Falklands Conservation (Falkland Islands) and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (South Africa).
"The answers of the ocean lie in those that call it home..."
Videos are available for viewing on the project's YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg6bPmBUpZ2aA93XlMXE6YA
Thank you to everyone who entered photographs into our recent Wildlife Photograph Competition, we appreciate the time you have taken to enter the competition & support Falklands Conservation:
Alex Macipe, Andrew Pollard, Angela Rowlands, Aniket Sardana, Avineesh Suppiah, Chris Locke, Dan Bernard, David Hirst, Gandhi Suppiah, Glen Sturdee, Ian Goulbourne, Jeremy Pierce, Karen Penroz, Leila Griffiths, Marcin Martychiewicz, Melissa Bobowski, Paul Henderson, Peter Young, Priya Suppiah, Rosemary Stewart, Sophie Lewis, Steve Sadler, Sue Downtown, Tamas Farkas, Vicki Jackson
This year's Falklands Conservation Charity Ball, proudly sponsored by Consolidated Fisheries Ltd. proved to be a huge success and raised almost £22,000. Guests arrived and were welcomed with a champagne reception kindly donated by the Falkland Islands Company and a range of canapés provided by the Malvina House Hotel all complemented by a classical ensemble performed by Shirley Adams-Leach and Falkland Islands Community School music students.
The theme this year was sustainability and recycling and the Town Hall was transformed with artwork and crafts made by The Watch Group and volunteers. The focal point of the glamorous evening was a spectacular chandelier suspended from the ceiling, made entirely out of recycled materials, including dozens of plastic bottles and an old bicycle wheel.
Designating Protected Areas are potentially one of the most powerful tools to conserve habitats and species. A strong network of Protected Areas is also one of the internationally recognised indicators of how well a country looks after its biodiversity – so what is the system of Protected Areas in the UK Overseas Territories and how well are they working?
To discuss these questions and more Falklands Conservation recently organised a Protected Areas workshop on Ascension Island with landowners, government officers and conservation professionals from the Falkland Islands, St Helena, Ascension and the UK.