ASCENSION ISLAND GOVERNMENT
Total package value up to £33,330 (accompanied)
(including allowances and housing)
Additional benefits include annual home leave, vehicle and personal effects shipping, free medical and dental care, free schooling and annual travel insurance.
About the role
A unique and challenging opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and dynamic individual, to join the Royal St. Helena Police Service (RSHP) on Ascension Island. The Royal St. Helena Police Service covers both Ascension Island and St. Helena and, at full strength, consists of 34 officers.
We are seeking to recruit three Police Constables to serve on Ascension Island on a contractual basis for a period of two years in the first instance. The successful candidate will join a small detachment of officers responsible for policing and immigration needs of this small British Overseas Territory.
What you’ll do
The key duties and objectives of the post of Police Constable are as follows:
You will help to develop, shape and influence the development of policing on Ascension Island in order to deliver RSHP and AIG strategic objectives and ensure consistency of approach, delivery and enforcement. More information is contained in the job description.
What you’ll bring
You’ll have at least two years’ experience as a U.K. (or U.K. Overseas Territory) police officer and have successfully completed your probationary period. You must be fluent in English (written and spoken).
Experience of interviewing witnesses and suspects and a working knowledge of PACE is essential, as is a full and clean driving licence for a motor car. It will be an advantage for you to be able to demonstrate strong evidence of your investigative skills, witness/victim statement taking, knowledge of roads policing and drink/drive procedures and community policing and problem solving skills.
What we offer
In addition to an annual salary of up to £17,673 (taxable on Ascension) for an officer with 5+ years’ experience on successful completion of a 6 month probationary period, the role attracts an Accompanied status contract and the following benefits:
The appointment will be subject to:
What’s it like to work on Ascension?
Ascension is a small volcanic island, situated in the South Atlantic, with a warm stable climate (26-34°C). We are part of the wider UK Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, situated approximately 1,000 miles from the mainland of Africa and 800 miles from our nearest neighbour, the island of St Helena. To thrive here in this high-profile role, you must be resilient, adaptable and able to live and work in an incredibly small community with limited availability of goods and services (in particular perishable food supplies) and also able to live with poor internet connectivity.
Closing date: Friday 14 April 2023
Interviews: Late April 2023, via Skype if off island
Required start date: May/June 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter
If you have any queries about the role, email Inspector Douglas Smith (email@example.com).
Application forms and Job Profile are available from: Central Human Resources or the SHG website at: www.sainthelena.gov.sh/vacancies. Applications should be submitted to Anya Richards, Human Resources Officer, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org