PS/555/BCH - A3 Firearms and Explosives Enquiry Officer

Police Staff
Firearms and Explosives Licensing Department
Hertfordshire Constabulary
Headquarters, WGC, Herts
Full Time
Due to a change in structure within the BCH collaborated Unit, an opportunity has become available for a full time field based Firearms and Explosive Licensing Enquiry Officer (FEO) within our newly restructured department. This is an agile role, based at Welwyn Garden City, Watford or Kempston for which you will utilise a fleet vehicle, so the ability to travel to various locations across the tri force area is essential.

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.

If you are a self-motivated, with a proven track record of risk based decision making ability and have experience and knowledge in firearms and licensing legislation, this could be the job for you.
The duties of the FEO role includes undertaking personal visit enquiries, telephone 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.

You will also deal with licensing issues relating to Registered Firearms dealers and shooting clubs. You will also act on intelligence information received, and conduct enquiries in to the continued suitability of certificate holders who come to notice for intelligence or recorded incident/crimes purposes.

The core working hours of the role are Monday to Friday 8-4.

We are looking for individuals who are self-motivated, have 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.

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 however, if you are on a Cambridgeshire or Bedfordshire contract you will need to resign from your home force Terms & Conditions and join Hertfordshire Constabulary.

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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