The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) is looking for a new colleague to join its existing team in the Royal Falkland Islands Police, part of the Directorate of Emergency Services & Islands Security.
Set in the South Atlantic Ocean, the British Overseas Territory of the Falkland Islands benefits from a great quality of life in a safe environment, good work life balance, a strong sense of community, unique wildlife and the close proximity of South America.
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Royal Falkland Islands Police for a positive and dynamic Chief Police Officer to join the team. The Directorate is keen to appoint as soon as possible. The role reports to H.E Governor and the Director of Emergency Services and Island Security.
You will meet many challenges leading a national police service in the context of limited resources; the Royal Falkland Islands Police being responsible for delivering all policing activity across the Falkland Islands.
The postholder will be directly responsible for leadership across all policing including the disciplines of community policing, safeguarding, criminal investigation and firearms. Ensuring our values of respect, integrity and fairness are upheld.
The Falkland Islands have a diverse community and a unique culture, this combined with the breadth of the role makes it an interesting and challenging post. Policing is based on a traditional UK model and Falkland Islands Ordinance is similar to and based on UK legislation.
With a significant military presence on the island, you will benefit from a close working relationship with the British Forces South Atlantic Islands (BFSAI). The Chief Police Officer is a member of the Directorate Senior Leadership Team and as such will be expected to fully engage with other heads of function in a collaborative and collegiate way.
The ideal candidate will be a dynamic and inclusive leader, possessing a broad spectrum of recent senior policing experience.
You will be responsible for leading the continued evolution of the Royal Falkland Islands Police and for leading a police service that is comprised, local, reserve and overseas constables. You will play a key role in policy development and delivery following recent cultural and technical audits of the service.
You will also be flexible and adaptable to work in a multi-agency arena to UK JESIP doctrine.
The successful candidate will:
- You will be a demonstrably successful experienced senior police leader. (If you are returning to policing this experience must have been within the past 36 months).
- Have well developed leadership skills and an ethos of continuous improvement
- Be a good team player and develop strong team ethics
- Be outcomes-focussed
- Be resilient and able to deliver with limited resources through innovation and joint working
- Have strong communication skills, both written and verbal
- Possess the ability to negotiate and influence at all levels
- Fixed Term Contract, up to 4 years.
- Competitive Salary, Grade A £53,759 - £80,693 per annum (depending on qualifications and experience) with an additional 7.5% Flexible Duty Allowance.
- Eligibility for a 25% (taxable) Gratuity, paid upon successful completion of the contract.
- 30 days paid annual leave.
- Relocation Allowance, to help with moving costs.
- Flights Package for you and any recognised dependents residing with you at post both at the beginning and end of contract, along with additional annual return flights contingent on the duration of the contract.
- Government Housing for rent and a starter pack to help you settle in.
- Favourable income tax rates.
- A stimulating and supportive setting to work in and a unique and beautiful setting to live in.
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 Director of Emergency Services & Islands Security, Alan Horberry, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 career break opportunities are welcome to apply.
Timetable for Recruitment and Selection Process
Closing Date for Applications - 6 October 2023
Shortlisting commencing from - 9 October 2023
Interviews commencing from - 23 October 2023
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.