The Falkland Islands Government are committed to safeguarding. The Public Protection Officer is integral to ensuring the Royal Falkland Islands Police Force’s (RFIP) capacity to provide a timely safeguarding response for children and vulnerable adults. This role is joint funded and co-located between RFIP and social services.
We are looking for a dynamic and committed Public Protection Officer, with rank of at least a Detective Constable, to join the team.
If you want to be a part of something that can make a real difference to the community it serves, come join our team working with professionals from the Police, Social Services and other agencies to help create an environment committed to best safeguarding practices and principles.
This role will be part of a multi-agency safeguarding team and will be based at both the Social Services office and the police station. In this key position you will provide the key public protection response within the multi-agency safeguarding team to ensure an appropriate police response, lawful information sharing and referral to other agencies is provided in order to review and supervise the risk in relation to safeguarding vulnerable individuals. You will also take the lead in offender management. You will also develop and implement continuous improvement, quality assurance and best practice across the Hub to enhance service delivery whilst ensuring all standards are met minimising risk to the Force.
We are seeking a dedicated police officer who has specialist knowledge in Public Protection and Safeguarding and who can take the lead in both the development and provision of services relating to protecting the public.
The successful candidate will hold the rank of at least Detective Constable and have:
- A minimum of 5 years’ recent experience as a DC with a recognised Police Force, (and ideally have a strong track record in Public Protection and Safeguarding related casework)
- An up to date and recognised qualification in Achieving Best Evidence
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills including presenting reports and presenting evidence in court
- Be able to build positive professional relationships with RFIP, social services, other departments and the community we serve
- A comprehensive understanding of the roles of different agencies and how they work together
- The ability to collect and analyse complex information from multiple sources and
- An understanding of the impact of trauma and how to work with people suffering from the effects of traumatic events
- Fixed Term Contract, up to 4 years.
- Starting Salary £26,211 - £30,214 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 28 August 2022 @ Midnight UK time
Shortlisting commencing 29 August 2022
Interviews commencing 05 September 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.