Closing date: 16 July 2024
Detective Constable


St Helena Island, South Atlantic

2 years FTC available immediately

Total package worth up to £66k pa

Package consists of a salary of £40k-44k pa (depending on experience and/or qualifications) plus an International Supplement of £15k-£22k (depending on circumstances).

Successful applicant must be under 60 years of age on date of appointment

Enjoying unique lifestyle opportunities, St Helena Island is a self-governing overseas territory of the United Kingdom.

The Royal St Helena Police (RSHP) comprises of a Chief of Police, a Detective Chief Inspector, three Inspectors, five Sergeants (including one Detective Sergeant who manages this post) and 19 Constables (including three Detective Constables).  In addition, the RSHP has one Inspector, one Sergeant and three Constables based on Ascension Island, and it may occasionally be necessary for you to travel there in order to provide support to those officers.

You will utilise a range of appropriate investigative approaches to gather material, placing the victim at the centre of all actions and decisions, to safely and effectively investigate serious and complex crimes with a view to achieving an appropriate outcome for that investigation.

You will have broad experience of working within a serious or complex crime investigation environment and of investigating sexual offences against children and/or vulnerable adults.  Ideally, you will also have experience of working within a major crime, public protection or historical review team, in the examination and extraction of data from mobile phones or other digital media and of working in partnership with external stakeholders. You will also understand current policing challenges, efficiency and diversity issues.

In addition, you must demonstrate a commitment to the Royal St. Helena Police Service Code of Ethics and use your diverse expertise and experiences to ensure your time on the island has the broadest benefit to St Helena.  As a police officer funded through the Technical Co-Operation Programme, you will be expected to share your knowledge and skills beyond the workplace, contributing to workforce, community and capacity development on St Helena and Ascension Island.

Our Benefits Package Includes:

  • An International Supplement, full details of which are in the Overseas Vacancy Information
  • Relocation Allowances, full details of which are in the Overseas Vacancy Information
  • Annual Pension Contribution of 7.5% of salary
  • Annual Leave of 30 days per annum plus Public Holidays
  • Overtime and additional time off in accordance with the Police Service Ordinance 1985

How to Apply:

An application form is available below where further information can also be found.  You may also contact:

for additional information about this role.

Applications must be sent to and received by 16 July 2024

To be considered for this role, you must complete our application form.  Failure to do so will mean that your application will not be considered.  Please do not submit your CV.  

The Public Service positively accepts applications from all members of the community regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, and will consider all applications on the basis of merit, in accordance with the person specification.

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