Temporary Firearms Licensing Officer

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Temporary Firearms Licensing Officer
Contract / Temporary

Devon & Cornwall BL TCL 359827

Posted: 12th September 2023 09:43
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  • Pay Rate:

    £12.92 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 5 months

  • Exeter,

    EX2 7HQ

What's involved with this role:


Temporary Firearms Licensing Officer

Reference no:  Devon & Cornwall BL TCL 359827

Pay Rate: up to £12.92 per hour PAYE, depending on experience

35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 5 months

City: Exeter

Hybrid working hours

NPPV2 vetting required

NB: Police Vacancy - only for candidates with a minimum of 5 years continuous UK address history. Please note that this vacancy is subject to a strict security vetting procedure.

A Firearms Licensing Officer is required to work for Devon and Cornwall Police at their headquarters in Middlemoor, Exeter. The purpose of the role is to manage the continuous and ongoing process to monitor and assess risk (24 hours a day, 365 days a year).

Key responsibilities:

  • Processing certificate holders that have been brought to police attention and initiate the relevant risk management process.
  • Using email notifications, daily logs and custody records to seek out and identify unsuitable gun owners and where necessary initiate the immediate removal of firearms from possession, commence suitability enquiries and prepare reports for review by the FLS (Operations) and FELM
  • Instigating enquiries into potential revocation / refusal of firearm /shotgun / explosive certificates
  • Monitoring and recording the status of enquiries ensuring they are completed in a timely manner
  • Providing assistance to FEO's during the course of enquiries.
  • Ensuring supervisors are aware of the incident and act on any actions requested by them
  • Providing specialist advice and knowledge.
  • Ensure local intelligence systems are updated with new information.
  • Proactively gather intelligence to identify unsuitable certificate holders.
  • Working with other internal and external stakeholders to increase awareness and reporting of certificate holder activity which may cast doubt on suitability


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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.


Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.


Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Previous experience in providing specialist advice on Firearms
  • Good working knowledge of Firearms Acts
  • Good working knowledge of the Home Office Publication: Firearms Law Guidance to Police.
  • In-depth knowledge of the firearm licensing process.
  • Working knowledge of occupational, recreational and sport shooting
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Good team and individual skills
  • Good workload management
  • Experience in the use of Microsoft Office applications


***Qualification details and any other experience/skills relevant to the job role to help support your application (and help us to help you!) – please give full details within your CV document.

Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.

Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).



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Temporary Firearms Licensing Officer
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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