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Dental Officer - Falkland Islands Government

Falkland Islands Goverment
Falkland Islands (FK)
Salary range starting from £89,717 up to £94,195, additional 25% gratuity on completion of contract
Closing date
28 Apr 2024

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Independent Dental Practice
Job Type
Contract Type
Associate, Associate Fixed term
Full time
Practice Type

Join Our Team as a Dental Practitioner in the Falkland Islands!

Are you a skilled dental practitioner seeking an exciting opportunity to provide comprehensive dental services in a unique and picturesque setting? Look no further! The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) Health & Social Services Department is currently seeking a dedicated Dental Practitioner to join our esteemed team at the King Edward Memorial Hospital in Stanley, the capital of the Falkland Islands.

Your Role: A Glimpse into the Exciting Dental World

Step into a role where every day is filled with meaningful encounters and professional growth. Your duties will encompass the full spectrum of dental care, from examinations and diagnoses to providing high quality treatment 

You'll wield your expertise to deliver a comprehensive range of dental treatments, ensuring that our patients receive top-tier care tailored to their unique needs.

 Community Engagement: Making a Difference Beyond the Clinic

Beyond the walls of our dental practice you'll have the opportunity to make a tangible impact on our community's oral health. Dive into engaging initiatives such as school screening programs and home visits, where your expertise will help shape healthier smiles for generations to come. Additionally, you'll contribute to the strategic development and maintenance of our Oral Health Strategy, charting the course for innovative approaches to dental care. Collaborating closely with our Senior Dental Officer, you'll play a key role in implementing transformative improvements, including supporting the new Orthodontic Service and the expansion of our community outreach efforts.

 Join Our Vision: Where Professionalism Meets Passion

If you're passionate about dentistry and dedicated to making a positive difference in people's lives, we invite you to join our vibrant team. Embrace the opportunity to excel in a stimulating professional environment while enjoying the unique beauty of the Falkland Islands. Together, let's elevate oral wellness and leave a lasting legacy of health and happiness in our community.

 Key Benefits:

- Work Hours: Enjoy a standard 37.5-hour workweek, Monday to Friday, from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, with a convenient one-hour break for lunch.

- No Lab Bills: Say goodbye to lab bills, as we provide all necessary equipment and resources to support your practice.

- Indemnity Insurance: Rest assured with comprehensive indemnity insurance provided to you at no extra cost.

- State-of-the-Art Equipment: Practice with modern equipment and technologies to enhance patient care and treatment outcomes.

- Full Range of Treatment Options: Access a diverse range of treatment options to address the unique needs of our patients.

- Free Dentistry: Dental services are provided free of charge to patients in the Falkland Islands, with only a few exceptions, eliminating the need for payment discussions.


To thrive in this role, you should possess a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree with a minimum of 2 years' experience as a general dental practitioner, preferably in a senior position within the UK's National Health Service (NHS) or a primary care community dental practice. Registration with the UK General Dental Council or equivalent international body is essential.

Package Details:

- Contract: Fixed-term contract for one year.

- Salary: Competitive salary range starting from £89,717 up to £94,195 per annum, based on qualifications and experience.

- Gratuity: Eligibility for a 25% gratuity upon successful completion of the contract.

- Leave: Enjoy 30 days of annual leave, in addition to government and public holidays, totalling 41 days of leave per year.

- Relocation Support: Receive a relocation allowance to assist with moving costs, along with a flights package for you and your recognized dependents at the beginning and end of the contract.

- Housing: Government housing is provided for rent, along with a starter pack to facilitate your settling-in process.

- Tax Benefits: Benefit from favourable income tax rates in the Falkland Islands.

- Unique Lifestyle: Immerse yourself in a stimulating and supportive work environment, surrounded by the unparalleled beauty of the Falkland Islands.

For more insights into our facility and the exceptional opportunities awaiting you, we invite you to watch our recruitment video at

Take the next step in your dental career and join us in delivering exceptional oral health services to the Falkland Islands community. Apply now to embark on a rewarding professional journey with FIG Health & Social Services Department!

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