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Government of South Georgia is seeking a Chief Executive Officer

Friday, February 2nd 2018 - 19:43 UTC
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Grytviken, the South Georgia settlement where government offices are located   Grytviken, the South Georgia settlement where government offices are located

The Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands is seeking a Chief Executive Officer, CEO, and has posted some of the conditions expected from a successful candidate.

The post-holder will be responsible for the effective management, good governance and operation of this UK Overseas Territory including compliance with international obligations.

The CEO will be expected to bring leadership experience to a small team, and work strategically with partners and stakeholders to deliver a challenging and wide-ranging agenda covering a range of policy areas.

The closing date for applications is Friday 23rd February. A full job description and application form is available on the Government’s website (

For further information please contact the current post-holder James Jansen (

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  • Clyde15

    Do you have to live there to get the job ?

    Feb 02nd, 2018 - 08:52 pm 0
  • DemonTree

    Why, do you fancy it? It's based in the Falklands, so I guess you'd have to move there if you wanted the job.

    Feb 02nd, 2018 - 10:06 pm 0
  • Clyde15

    After I posted, I read the job description.

    As I have said before in another post, I was seriously thinking of applying for the post of Customs and Excise Officer for the Falklands and S.Georgia when I was 19. Only young men would be accepted because of the rigour of the posting..Part of the time you were required to live in S,Georgia during the summer whaling season.

    It seemed like a good adventure to a daft boy. I probably thought of myself as a Shackleton clone - hardly - the folly of youth !
    In those days you were way of getting out except by a long sea voyage and the posting was for 3 years.

    I talked to someone who had done it and he said that the place stank of whale oil and penguin shit. Your only recreation was drink and playing cards.
    That put me right off ! Application withdrawn. I believe that left only two applicants.

    Anyway, I was waiting for the Fiji posting !

    Feb 03rd, 2018 - 11:56 am 0
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