The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) is looking for new colleagues to join its existing team at the Royal Falkland Islands Police.
Set in the South Atlantic Ocean, the Falkland Islands benefits from unique wildlife, low crime rates, the absence of traffic jams, a varied social calendar and the close proximity of South America as a holiday destination (when flights return post Covid).
An exciting opportunity has arisen with the Royal Falkland Islands Police (RFIP) for a positive and dynamic Inspector, with recent policing experience, to join the team. This is a fixed contract for two years (negotiable to four years), and RFIP would be keen to appoint as soon as possible.
The RFIP has a long and proud history of serving the Falkland Islands Community. Formed in 1846, the force in undergoing dynamic change and this is your opportunity to be part of the RFIP policing team. You will meet many challenges as an Inspector; dealing with a wide variety of work, ranging from personnel issues, leading crime investigations and playing an integral part in improving the force.
With a significant military presence on the island, you will also benefit from a close working relationship with the Joint Services Police Support Unit. Each military police officer is sworn in as a Reserve Police Constable and this enables the force to work in close co-operation with our colleagues in the military; to ensure the highest professional standards of policing are in place, and to ensure that we serve and protect our community to the best of our ability.
As an RFIP Inspector you will be dynamic and possess a broad spectrum of policing experience. You will be responsible for leading a team of three sergeants and seventeen constables on policing the islands 24/7, 365 days a year. The force is undergoing significant change and you will play a key role in policy development and the continued professionalisation of the force. You will be answerable to the Chief of Police and will be expected to stand in as chief of police in his absence.
The successful candidate will:
- Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience as a substantive police sergeant with evidence of having performed the role of acting/temporary inspector for at least 6 months in the previous 5 years or substantive inspector or above within the last five years (military or civilian)
- Be qualified as a Tactical Firearms Commander or be willing to undertake training to perform the role of TFC.
- Be able to cope effectively with unpleasant and distressing situations
- Be able to work both on their own initiative and as a member of a disciplined team
- Have strong leadership and communication skills, both written and verbal
- Possess good interpersonal skills
- Hold a grade C or above in GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent)
In return for this unique opportunity there is a basic salary starting at £37,725 per annum (more may be available for an exceptional candidate). In addition the post also attracts other payments, such as a shift allowance and an on call allowance, which are in addition to the salary.
A taxable 25% gratuity of gross salary is payable upon successful completion of your contract. 30 days annual leave and a relocation package are included, along with a favourable tax regime.
HOW TO APPLY
If you recognise yourself in this description, have a sense of adventure and a true desire to make a difference, this is the job for you! For more information and to apply online, please visit our recruitment website: www.jobs.gov.fk.
To discuss the post in more detail you can contact the Chief of Police, Jeff McMahon, by emailing JMcMahon@police.gov.fk or by calling: +500 28100.
Applications close at 23.00 UK time, 15 September 2021.
If you have any questions about working for the Falkland Islands Government or would like further information about applying, you can find contact details at the above link. Applicants seeking secondment or interchange opportunities are welcome to apply.