Senior Constable

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Deadline: Sunday 30th August 2020

The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) is looking for new colleagues to join its existing team at the Royal Falkland Islands Police.

Set in the South Atlantic Ocean, the Falkland Islands benefits from unique wildlife, breath taking scenery, low crime rates, small population, a varied social calendar, free health care, excellent school provision, and the close proximity of South America as a holiday destination.

THE POST

An exciting opportunity has arisen with the Royal Falkland Islands Police (RFIP) for a positive and dynamic Senior Police Constable, with recent UK, Commonwealth, or Overseas Territories policing experience, to join the team. This is a fixed contract for two years (negotiable 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 experiance for individuals as well as families, presenting a great opportunity to police in one of the world’s most beautiful and safe places.

The RFIP has a long and proud history of serving the Falkland Islands Community having received an excellent independent inspection report last year and welcomes you to be part of this dynamic, dedicated, and developing policing team.

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). Each military police officer is sworn in as a Reserve Police Constable and this enables the force to work in close co-operation with the military; 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 Senior Police Constable you can be part of a dedicated team, providing a 24/7 emergency service to the Falkland Islands community. Your duties will be many and varied with a range of interesting challenges.

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 also 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 PERSON

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 instructed by senior officers.
• 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
• Have strong communication skills, both written and verbal
• Possess good interpersonal skills and
• Hold a grade C or above in GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent)
• Have recent UK, Commonwealth, or Overseas Territories policing experience (military or civilian)
• Desirable – Applications are particularly welcome from Police trainers

THE PACKAGE

In return for this unique opportunity there is a basic salary starting at £25,120 per annum (£31,400 equivalent Inc. 25% gratuity on completion of contract). Starting salary is dependent on previous experience. In addition the post also attracts other payments, such as a generous shift allowance and an on-call allowance, which are in addition to the salary. Government Housing is offered at a competitive rate and any over time worked is currently at 1.5 x standard hourly rate.

A taxable 25% gratuity of gross salary is payable upon successful completion of your 2 year contract. 30 days annual leave, flights, and a relocation package are included, along with a favourable tax regime and an excellent education provision for young people.

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 Inspector, Barry Thacker, by emailing bthacker@police.gov.fk or by calling: +500 28100.

Applications close at 12 noon UK time on 30 August 2020.

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 secondment or interchange opportunities are welcome to apply.