PS/554/BCH - A3 Firearms and Explosives Licensing Enquiry Officer ( Proactive Team)

Police Staff
Firearms And Explosives Licensing Department
Hertfordshire Constabulary
Firearm and Explosives Licensing
Full Time
Due to a change in structure within the BCH collaborated Unit, an exciting opportunity has become available for a full time Firearms and Explosive Licensing Enquiry Officer (FEO) within our newly formed proactive team within the centralised Firearms and Explosives licensing Department. This is a fixed site role not suitable for agile working, so the ability to travel to and work from Monks Wood is essential.

If you are a self-motivated, with a proven track record of risk based decision making ability and are interested in working in a busy, friendly environment then this could be the job for you.

The primary role of the Firearms and explosives licensing unit is to grant firearms, shotgun and explosives certificates to applicants who have a valid reason for possessing them, and who are assessed to pose no treat risk or harm to public safety under the provision of the Firearms Act 1968
The duties of the FEO role within the proactive team includes undertaking enquiries, interviews and associated administration regarding the granting, renewal or refusal of firearms, shotgun and/or explosives certificates using a risk based assessment approach, following the National Intelligence Model principles. Supervised and lead by the Intelligence decision maker within the unit, the proactive FEO role will have a focus on providing improved intelligence functionality to the unit, and identifying and developing increased proactive intelligence functions.

We are looking for individuals who are self-motivated, has the ability to work under their own initiative as part of a team, experience in intelligence methods, interrogation of police information systems interviewing, and statement taking would be a distinct advantage.

This is a full time, office based role, based at the Monks Wood site in Cambridgeshire, however visits and inspections of certificate holders, dealers and clubs also forms part of the role according to demand, and so the ability to travel to various locations across BCH utilizing a pool car is essential.
If you are interested in applying for the advertised role please ensure you read the attached information, including role profile, and recruitment information for applicants.

Further information on the post can be obtained from Brian Smith Department Manager 07736 086952.

The closing date for the application process is 28/02/2020, Interviews will take place week commencing 16/03/2020.

If you are an internal applicant working within BCH (Bedfordshire Police, Cambridgeshire Constabulary or Hertfordshire Constabulary), please upload either your CV or a completed internal role summary form. This form can be found in the attached documents. Please note you will still be required to evidence against the minimum entry requirements.

If you are an external applicant, please ensure you upload your CV and evidence against the minimum entry requirements. To ensure the recruitment process is fair and equal, please do not include any personal details on your CV, other than your name. An internal role summary form should not be completed.

If you are successful at shortlisting, you will be required to evidence against all personal qualities and the entry requirements as stipulated in the role profile.

All applications must be submitted through our online recruitment website by clicking the apply button below.

Please note, this vacancy is open to Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Hertfordshire employees if you are on a Cambridgeshire or Bedfordshire contract you will be able to retain this, if you are external you will be placed on a Herts contract/Terms & Conditions and join Hertfordshire Constabulary. * The grade for the role for Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire is Scale 5.

All internal applicants must have successfully completed their probationary period in order to apply for this role.

This force is a Disability Confident employer. Should you require any reasonable adjustments for your application process, please contact the HR Service Centre on 01438 757777 or the manager contact for this role directly. We also offer the guaranteed interview scheme; this means that all candidates with a disability covered by the Equality Act 2010, who meet the minimum entry requirements for the role, will be invited to attend an interview.

Please note that this advert will be live to redeployees throughout the recruitment of this advert. Any redeployee that applies will only need to evidence against the minimum entry requirements of the role profile. To do this if you are a redeployee, write ‘Redeployee’ in the other competency boxes and just complete your evidence against the minimum entry requirements in the relevant box. Redeployees will take priority over other candidates at any point during the recruitment process up until a final offer is produced and you will be notified if this happens.
28 February 2020
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