The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) is looking for new colleagues to join its existing team at the Royal Falkland Islands Police.
This role is a unique opportunity to live and work overseas in a beautiful and vibrant island community.
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.
An exciting opportunity has arisen with the Royal Falkland Islands Police (RFIP) for positive and dynamic Tutor Police Constables, with very recent policing experience, to join the team. This is a fixed contract up to four years (negotiable) 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 a constable; dealing with a wide variety of work, ranging from cyber-crime to investigating crimes committed both on land and at sea.
With a significant military presence on the island, you will also benefit from a close working relationship with the Joint Services Police Support Unit (JSPSU).
RFIP’s aim is 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 Tutor Police Constable you will be expected to preserve the peace and prevent all offences against the person and properties of Her Majesty’s Subjects in the Falkland Islands by upholding the law fairly and firmly; and to do so with common sense, integrity and sound judgment.
The successful candidate will:
- Hold a current, valid driving licence
- Have keen observational skills, an eye for details and a methodical and organised approach to work
- Recognise and report criminal offences and investigate offences as directed by senior officers.
- Be sufficiently physically fit enough to meet the demands of the role
- Be able to plan and enable work-based learning opportunities in a structured way.
- Be able act with integrity, common sense and sound judgment
- Be able to work both on their own initiative and as a member of a disciplined team
- Have strong communication skills, both written and verbal
- Possess good interpersonal skills
- Hold a grade C or above in GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent)
- Have recent policing experience
- Fixed Term Contract, up to 4 years.
- Starting Salary £25,497 - £29,391 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.
- Eligibility for a 25% gratuity, paid upon successful completion of the contract
- 30 days annual leave, plus government and public holidays (totalling 41 days leave)
- Relocation allowance, to help with moving costs.
- Flights package for you and recognised dependents at the beginning and end of contract, and additional annual return flights contingent on the duration of the contract
- Government housing for rent at a subsidised rate and a starter pack to help you settle in.
- A stimulating and supportive setting to work in and a unique and beautiful setting to live in.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates can download the job description and view further information from our online vacancy page.
For further information regarding the position please contact the Chief of Police, Michael Luke, by emailing MLuke@police.gov.fk or by calling: +500 28100.
To apply, please complete our online application form from our vacancy page www.jobs.gov.fk, by clicking on 'Apply Now' and completing the form. Alternatively, download an offline form from the same page and email to email@example.com before the closing date.
Timetable for Recruitment and Selection Process
Closing Date for Applications - 10 July 2022 @ Midnight UK time
Shortlisting commencing - 17 July 2022
Interviews commencing - 24 July 2022
Falkland Islands Government (FIG)
The Falkland Islands is a British Overseas Territory, with full internal self-government.
As the largest employer in the Falkland Islands, we offer many unique and fulfilling job opportunities, across the full spectrum of public services. Our responsibilities include those typically managed by central government – taxation, legislation and policy, as well as those usually managed on a local level such as town planning, health and social services, and education. FIG also provides services specific to the needs of the Falkland Islands, such as fisheries research, power generation and the Government Air Service, FIGAS.
For more information about working for Falkland Islands Government, take a look at our recruitment microsite: www.jobs.gov.fk
The Falkland Islands
Set in the South Atlantic Ocean, around 400 miles east of South America and 8,000 miles south-west of the UK, the Falkland Islands are a small, thriving community with a British way of life, benefiting from good local services, a varied social calendar and an absence of traffic jams!
The Falkland Islands’ stunning natural environment provides an unspoiled landscape and amazing wildlife to observe and explore, including penguins, whales and dolphins, all seen from the shore.
For those with a sense of adventure, it provides opportunities which are hard to match anywhere else in the world.