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  • Employer: Falkland Islands Government
  • Reference: 550/22/197632
  • Published: Fri 27/05/2022, 14:00 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 26/06/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week
  • Salary: £37k - £47k Salary plus 25% Gratuity, Flights and Relocation Grant
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Stanley, Falkland Islands. , Falkland Islands

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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).

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.


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. This is a fixed contract for up 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 Service is undergoing dynamic change and this is your opportunity to be part of the RFIP policing team. You will meet many challenges as an Inspector; dealing with a wide variety of work, ranging from community policing, leading crime investigations, and playing an integral part in improving RFIP.

With a significant military presence on the island, you will benefit from a close working relationship with the Joint Services Police Support Unit.

RFIP’s aim is 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 Inspector you will be motivated and possess a broad spectrum of policing experience. You will be responsible for leading a team of three sergeants and seventeen constables on policing the islands 24/7, 365 days a year. You will play a key role in policy development and the continued professionalisation of RFIP. You will be answerable to the Chief of Police and will be expected to stand in as chief of police in their absence.


The successful candidate will:

  • Candidates must have a 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)
  • Be qualified as a Tactical Firearms Commander or be willing to undertake training to perform the role of TFC.
  • Experience of managing operations successfully.
  • Have Community Policing supervisory experience.
  • Be able to work both on their own initiative and as a member of a disciplined team
  • Have strong leadership and 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 £37,725 - £47,000 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 at a subsidised rate 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, Michael Luke, 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 -26 June 2022 @ Midnight UK time

Shortlisting commencing - 27 June 2022

Interviews commencing - 04 July 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.