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Detective Constable
  • Employer: Falkland Islands Government
  • Reference: 550/22/183776
  • Published: Fri 28/10/2022, 16:19 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 27/11/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Evenings, Full Time, Nights, Weekends
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week
  • Salary: Starting Salary £26,211 - £30,214 + 25% Gratuity, Flights and Relocation Grant
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Stanley, Falkland Islands. , Falkland Islands

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Detective Constable

The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) are looking to appoint a Detective Sergeant 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, once Covid restrictions allow.


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 four years (negotiable) 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
  • Must have extensive police investigative experience with a civil police service
  • Proven crime investigation skills
  • 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)


  • Fixed Term Contract, up to 4 years.
  • Starting Salary £26,211 - £30,214 per annum (more may be available for an exceptional candidate). In addition, the post also attracts other payments, such as a shift allowance and an on call allowance, which are in 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 recognised dependents at the beginning and end of contract, and 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.


Interested candidates can download the job description and view further information from our online vacancy page. 

For further information regarding the position please contact the Chief of Police, Robert Lewis, by emailing or by calling: +500 28100.

To apply, please complete our online application form from our vacancy page, by clicking on 'Apply Now' and completing the form.  Alternatively, download an offline form from the same page and email to before the closing date.


Timetable for Recruitment and Selection Process



Closing Date for Applications

28 November 2022 @ Midnight UK time

Shortlisting commencing 05 December 2022

Interviews commencing 12 December 2022

Falkland Islands Government (FIG)

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 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.

For more information about working for Falkland Islands Government, take a look at our recruitment microsite:

The Falkland Islands

Set in the South Atlantic Ocean, around 400 miles east of South America and 8,000 miles south-west of the UK, the Falkland Islands are a small, thriving community with a British 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.