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Police Inspector

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Pound Sterling icon £40k - £47k Salary + 25% Gratuity, Flights and Relocation Grant
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The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) is looking for new colleagues to join its existing team at the Royal Falkland Islands Police (RFIP) as Police Inspectors.

This role is a unique opportunity to live and work overseas in a beautiful and vibrant island community.

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.

Police Inspector
Stanley, Falkland Islands

  • Full time role
  • FTC up to 4 years
  • £40,000 - £47,000 Salary + 25% Gratuity, Flights and Relocation Grant

An exciting opportunity has arisen with the Royal Falkland Islands Police (RFIP) for a positive and dynamic Inspector, with recent policing experience, to join the team.

The RFIP, with a proud history since 1846, is undergoing dynamic change, offering you the chance to join our policing team. As an Inspector, you'll face diverse challenges, including community policing, leading crime investigations, and enhancing RFIP. You'll collaborate closely with the Joint Services Police Support Unit due to the island's significant military presence.

RFIP strives for the highest professional standards to serve and protect our community. As an Inspector, you'll bring extensive policing experience, lead a team of three sergeants and seventeen constables 24/7, and play a key role in policy development and professionalisation. You'll report to the Chief of Police and may act as Chief in their absence.

The Person

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a substantive police sergeant with evidence of having performed the role of acting/temporary inspector for at least 6 months in the previous 5 years or substantive inspector or above within the last five years (military or civilian)
  • Qualified as a Tactical Firearms Commander or be willing to undertake training to perform the role of TFC.
  • Experience of managing operations successfully.
  • Community Policing supervisory experience.
  • Able to work both on their own initiative and as a member of a disciplined team
  • Strong leadership and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Grade C or above in GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent)

The Package

  • Fixed Term Contract, up to 4 years
  • Starting Salary £39,944 - £46,057 per annum (more may be available for an exceptional candidate). In addition, the post also attracts other payments, such as a 7.5% on call allowance, which are is addition to the salary.
  • Eligibility for a 25% gratuity, paid upon successful completion of the contract
  • 30 Days Annual Leave, plus government and public holidays (totalling 41 days 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


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 the 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.

The Falkland Islands

Set in the South Atlantic Ocean, around 400 miles east of South America and 8000 miles south-west of the UK, the Falkland Islands are a small, thriving community with a UK 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.

How to apply:

Click “apply” today and you will be directed to the company website where you will be able to submit an application form.

Close Date: 7 July 2024 @ Midnight UK time

Interviews Commencing: 15 July 2024

You must be authorised to work in the UK. No agencies please.

Other suitable skills and experience include Inspector, Police Inspector, Law Enforcement Inspector, Senior Police Officer, Police Supervisory Officer, Police Operations Manager, Community Policing Inspector, Crime Investigation Inspector, Tactical Firearms Commander, Police Leadership Role, Inspector of Police Services, Public Safety Inspector.