The UK Government’s Foreign Office has launched a search process for the next Governor of Gibraltar via the employment-oriented social network LinkedIn. The new governor will start in May 2024 for a four-year term and an annual salary of 95,000 pounds (106,565.30 to convert to euros this Wednesday).
So far 27 people have registered this particular job offer, which requires candidates to be of British nationality at the time of submitting their application. Currently, the Governor of the Rock is Vice Admiral Sir David Steele.
The motion highlights the role Brexit could play in the unemployment of the governor. “The UK, along with Gibraltar, is in talks with the EU on Gibraltar’s future relationship with the European Union. While we expect those talks to be completed at the start of this post, it is also likely that we May face further period without dialogue. Consequences. The region may be going through a period of change as it adjusts to a new relationship.”
The declaration also stated that Gibraltar’s location “means that security concerns remain a strategic priority. Under Gibraltar’s constitution, the governor (and ultimately the UK) has jurisdiction over matters of defense and internal security and will therefore lead the assessment and mitigation of potential threats to the interests of Gibraltar and the United Kingdom.”
According to this job offer, the responsibilities of the position are to represent HM King, act in accordance with and uphold the Constitution of Gibraltar, carry out executive responsibilities in relation to external relations, defence, internal security and certain functions. appointment to public offices in Gibraltar; work in partnership with the Chief Minister and the Government of Gibraltar, and support UK Government policy and activity; serving as Commander-in-Chief of the British Armed Forces; Play a visible role in supporting community relations and maintain a high public profile and lead a diverse team of UK-based and local staff, ensuring a unique team approach with a commitment to excellence and continuous improvement.