PS/1062/H A4 Firearms and Explosives Licensing Decision Maker

Location: Monkswood
Role: Police Staff
Department: Criminal Justice/ Firearms and Explosives Licensing
Closing Date: 09-06-19
Due to a change in structure within the BCH collaborated Unit, an exciting opportunity has become available for full time Decision Maker within the newly centralised Firearms and Explosives licensing Department based at the Monks Wood site in Cambridgeshire.

If you are a self-motivated, experienced manager with a proven track record of strong 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 threat risk of harm to public safety under the provisions of the Firearms Act 1968, using a risk assessed approach, and applying the National Decision Making Model.

The Decision Maker role includes delegated responsibility for the granting, refusing and revoking of firearms, shotgun and explosives certificates on behalf of the three chief constables of the BCH consortium, decisions are based on reducing the risk to public safety through preventing foreseeable or avoidable harm. The post holder will also be required to have passed, or have the ability to pass, the Health and Safety executive explosives liaison course.

As well as leading a small team of police staff enquiry officers, the post holder will also be primary SPOC for compliance for explosives licensing issues and development of departmental procedures and processes.

They will also be responsible for training and mentoring of Firearms enquiry officers, and work as part of a decision making management team. Experience in interviewing, statement taking, and evidence collation would be a distinct advantage.

We are looking for an individual who is self-motivated, has the ability to work under their own initiative, and the ability to support inspire and motivate a team, has passed or can demonstrate the ability to pass the Health and Safety Explosives Liaison course.

This is a full time role, based at the Monks Wood site in Cambridgeshire, the post holder will also be required to meet with individuals to perform risk assessments when required, including inspection of firearms dealers and clubs therefore the ability to visit various locations across Beds Cambs and Herts is essential.

The role profile is attached

For the purposes of the application you will be expected to provide evidence against the personal qualities
below and the entry requirements:

• We Take Ownership
• We deliver support and inspire
• We analyse critically
• We are innovative and open minded

There is a word count of 500 words per section.

Please feel free to contact the Head of Department Louise Seabrook or the Manager Brian Smith for further details or clarity of the role.

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

**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.**

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