The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) are looking to appoint a Detective Sergeant to join its existing team at the Royal Falkland Islands Police (RFIP).
Set in the South Atlantic Ocean, the Falkland Islands benefits from unique wildlife, low crime rates, free health care, excellent school provision, and the close proximity of South America as a holiday destination.
An exciting opportunity has arisen with the Royal Falkland Islands Police (RFIP) for a positive and dynamic Detective Sergeant, with recent UK, Commonwealth, or Overseas Territories CID policing experience, to join the team. This is a fixed contract for up to four years and RFIP would be keen to appoint as soon as possible.
With the great community spirit on the island you are guaranteed a warm welcome; an ideal experience for individuals as well as families, presenting a great opportunity to police in one of the worlds most beautiful and safe places.
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 to ensure the highest professional standards of policing are in place, and to ensure that we improve the quality of life for our community to the best of our ability.
As Detective Sergeant you can be part of, and lead, a dedicated team, providing a CID Investigative 24/7 emergency service to the Falkland Islands community. Your duties will be many and varied with a range of interesting challenges. Being a small team, you may, on occasions, be required to parade in police uniform.
Prevention lies at the heart of all we do and you will be called on to deal with incidents and crimes of all types both on land and sea. Regular contact with the community and other agencies play a big part in helping maintain our enviable low crime rates. You can contribute to that too, through the thorough investigation and detection of crime.
Public protection is another cornerstone of how we police. By keeping the peace, working with others and supporting and reassuring victims, you can change people’s lives for the better.
The successful candidate will:
- Be qualified to the rank of Sergeant
- Hold a current, valid driving licence
- Have keen observational skills, an eye for details and a methodical and organised approach to work
- Be sufficiently physically fit enough to meet the demands of the role
- 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
- Be able to lead, motivate, and develop staff by taking on a mentoring/training role
- Have strong communication skills, both written and verbal
- Possess good interpersonal skills
- Have recent (within the last 3 years) UK, Commonwealth, or Overseas Territories policing experience
- Fixed Term Contract, up to 4 years.
- Competitive Salary – Grade D1 £33,435 - £38,548 per annum with an additional 10% 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.
- A stimulating and supportive setting to work in and a unique and beautiful setting to live in.