Development Manager Vacancy

We have a vacancy for a Development Manager who, as part of the Senior Management Team, will lead and coordinate key economic development projects for local businesses and start-ups, through sound advice, management support and access to finance.

FIDC is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced individual for this important and hands-on role. Candidates should possess a business degree or professional qualifications in accounting or financial management, or have significant commercial management experience and be experienced in leading a small team.

Experience working in both the public and private sectors would be an advantage.

This is a full-time position with a salary from £42,230 per annum

For a full job description and application form contact Sue Faria on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 27211. Applications should be submitted to Sue, PA to the Managing Director, FIDC, no later than 23rd January 2019

pdf Development Manager - Job Description (218 KB)

document FIDC APPLICATION FORM 2017 (121 KB)

Rural Development Strategy (RDS) Steering Group


Please note that the Rural Development Strategy Steering Group meeting will take place on Thursday 22nd of November 2018 at 13:30 in the Liberation room, Secretariat.


Members of the public can attend the meeting but cannot speak unless permitted to do so by the Committee.


Copies of the Agenda and Reports are available upon request from FIDC

FIDC’s Business Development Officer, Louise Ellis, visited West Falkland during the week of the 29th October. In a programme spread over four days, the goal was to promote and discuss the new RDS Action Plan, whilst visiting as many farms and meeting as many FIDC Development clients as possible. 

FIDC is spreading the word about world mental health day – see this link.

Many good and worthy activities going on here, including a school project and an event this weekend


We have just received the printed copies of our 2017-2018 Annual Report. Some of you will already have seen this in its digital version on our website, but it’s always a pleasure to have the high-quality booklet to hand. If you haven’t already had this report delivered to you today by Ismael and Stacey, then do please call for us to send one out.

27th September was World Tourism Day, this year making its theme “Digital Transformation” – a UN-backed initiative to see a more democratic, inclusive and community-empowering approach to worldwide tourism.

Here in the Falkland Islands, the Tourism Board’s Jo Muncaster got behind the day and its theme with a programme of talks on our local approaches to the digital  - plus some less tech-based activity like harbour launch trips, and smoko.


From its foundation nearly twenty years ago, it was clear that a meat processing enterprise on the Islands would struggle as a financially viable entity. Compared to red meat businesses almost anywhere else, Falkland Islands Meat Company (FIMCo) would face a unique battery of challenges - distance from markets, cost and availability of labour, variable livestock supply, ambivalent product and brand identity and a weak relationship with trade and consumers.

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.