Safeguarding Police Officer
Send CV: Apply online at www.jobs.gov.fkDeadline: Sunday 21st April 2019
The Falkland Islands Government are in the process of implementing a new Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) to further enhance the Royal Falkland Islands Police Force’s capacity to share information providing timely safeguarding responses for children and vulnerable adults.
We are looking for a dynamic and committed MASH 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 new 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 (MAST) and will be based within the Social Services team. In this key position you will develop the police role within the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) to ensure that 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 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
- 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 of up to 4 years in the first instance, with potential for extension by mutual agreement.
- Salary Range £24-30k, starting salaries will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.
- Eligibility for a 25% Gratuity, paid upon successful completion of the contract.
- 30 Days Annual Leave, plus government and public holidays (41 days leave in total).
- Relocation Allowance
- Flights Package for you and your recognised dependents who accompany you to post.
- Government Housing for rent at a subsidised rate and a starter pack to help you settle in.