Government and Public Analyst

Douglas, Isle of Man
£68,632 - £75,338 per annum
07 May 2021
23 May 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

About the role and our team

Using your strong leadership skills and specialist knowledge, you will head up the Isle of Man Government Laboratory. Our Laboratory is small, with a total of 14 staff, but is well equipped and supported, with UKAS accreditation. You would be based in Douglas, the main town in the Isle of Man.

Working in our chemical and microbiological analytical laboratory you will provide essential support for the Island in areas other than medical, providing an analytical service including appropriate interpretation, and scientific advice. Primarily serving Government through its departments, the laboratory also supports other public bodies and the private sector.

As part of this role, you will be appointed as Public Analyst for the Island, responsible for delivery of analysis for official food control, and in support of local food producers.

You and your team will provide critical production support for the Island’s Water Authority including testing of drinking water, both mains and private supplies.

A growing area for our team is environmental analysis, including surface water, sea water, biota etc. This includes the monitoring of radioactivity arising from historical events such as Chernobyl and Fukushima.

The Government Analyst is a statutory member of the Advisory Council for the misuse of drugs, and is a member of a number of other bodies including the Health Protection Committee and the Resilience Group.

What can this role offer me?

If working flexibly is important to you, you’ll be happy to know we operate a flexi-time system making it easier to reclaim any additional hours worked and to fit your other commitments around your work life.

If you are relocating or returning to the Island, you can also benefit from the Insurance Holiday Scheme, which allows you to apply for a refund on your NI contributions for your 1st year of living here. To see how this scheme could benefit you, and to find out more about relocating to the Isle of Man, visit

About the Island and relocating

A self-Governing Crown Dependency, not part of the UK, the Isle of Man is very similar to the UK, but is unique in it’s own special way. With low crime rates and great education this is a fantastic place to bring up children.

You can enjoy a fantastic quality of life, and an excellent work-life balance. There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities; so if you like walking, mountain biking, sailing or kayaking, you’ll have lots of places to explore!

We have two hospitals and strong links to Liverpool hospitals you are well covered. Our Island location has proved highly beneficial during the  COVID-19 outbreak over the past year or so, the ability to tightly control people entering the Island enabling us to have remained COVID-free and able to conduct normal lives and businesses much of the time, with just three short finite periods of lockdown.

There are also lots of great cafes, bars and restaurants, and you can enjoy the Island’s real sense of community. The island is well connected to the UK, and you’ll also benefit from low income tax rates (20% maximum rate).

To find out more about the Island and the lifestyle you could enjoy here, take a look at Locate Isle of Man’s guide to moving to the Isle of Man here.

A relocation package of up to £7,500 based on receipts is available for this role.

How to find out more and apply

For more information please see the job description and person specification, alternatively contact Paul Lenartowicz on 01624 642250.

A provisional interview date of 1 June 2021 has been set for shortlisted applicants, however this is subject to change.

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Flexible Working

The Isle of Man Public Service is an equal opportunities employer which supports and promotes flexible working. We understand its benefits in improving work-life balance and supporting health and wellbeing and, in its different forms; it is widespread throughout the Public Service. We are happy to discuss part-time or flexible working arrangements, including job share partnerships, for our roles (where possible) and if interested you should discuss this with the Hiring Manager.

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