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Police Sergeant (Operations)
  • Employer: Falkland Islands Government
  • Reference: 550/22/212922
  • Published: Mon 26/09/2022, 14:13 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 24/10/2022, 23:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Evenings, Full Time, Nights, Weekends
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week
  • Salary: Starting Salary £32,461 - £37,425 (more may be available for an exceptional candidate) + 25% Gratuity, Flights and Relocation Grant
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Stanley, Falkland Islands. , Falkland Islands

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Police Sergeant (Operations)

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 Police Sergeant (Operations), with recent UK, Commonwealth, or Overseas Territories policing experience, to join the team. This is a fixed contract for 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 experience 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).

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 Sergeant  you can be part of, and lead, 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 plays 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 successful candidate will:

  • Be qualified to the rank of Sergeant
  • Hold a current, valid driving licence
  • Have keen observational skills, an eye for details and a methodical and organised approach to work
  • 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
  • Be able to lead, motivate, and develop staff
  • 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 UK, Commonwealth, or Overseas Territories policing experience (military or civilian)


  • Fixed Term Contract, up to 4 years.
  • Starting Salary £32,461 - £37,425 per annum (more may be available for an exceptional candidate). In addition, the post also attracts other payments, such as a shift allowance on call allowance and overtime (circa £3000), 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, 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 - 24 October 2022 @ Midnight UK time

Shortlisting commencing - 25 October 2022

Interviews commencing - 03 November 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.