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Vacancy Details

Detective Constable

Falkland Islands Government
£25K - £31K Salay plus Gratuity, Flights and Relocation Grant
Stanley, Falkland Islands.
Closing Date:
25/08/2019 at 23:00 PM
Falkland Islands Government

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, low crime rates, the absence of traffic jams, a varied social calendar 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 Constable, with recent 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.

The RFIP has a long and proud history of serving the Falkland Islands Community. Formed in 1846, the force is undergoing dynamic change and this is your opportunity to be part of the RFIP policing team. You will meet many challenges as a Detective Constable; dealing with a wide variety of work, ranging from cyber-crime to investigating crimes committed both on land and at sea.

With a significant military presence on the island, you will also benefit from a close working relationship with the Joint Services Police Support Unit. Each military police officer is sworn in as a Reserve Police Constable and this enables the force to work in close co-operation with our friends in 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 Detective Constable you will be expected to preserve the peace and prevent all offences against the person and properties of Her Majesty’s Subjects in the Falkland Islands by upholding the law fairly and firmly; and to do so with common sense, integrity and sound judgment.


The successful candidate will:-

  • Have successfully completed a recognised Detective Training Course
  • Have at least 3 years’ experience working within a Criminal Investigation Department
  • 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
  • Hold a grade C or above in GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent)
  • Have recent policing experience (military or civilian)        


In return for this unique opportunity there is a basic salary starting at £25,120 to £31,019. Starting salary is dependent on previous experience. Payment for 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 and a relocation package are included, along with a favourable tax regime.


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 Operations, Gary Roberts, by emailing GRoberts@police.gov.fk or by calling: +500 28100.

Applications close at 23.00 UK time, 25 August 2019.

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.




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