PS/417/BCH - Sc5, Sc5, A3 - Firearms and Explosives Licensing Enquiry Officer (Proactive team)

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 3 x 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 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 department Manager Brian Smith or Head of Department Louise Seabrook 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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