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Firearms Administration Officer - HC278730

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Job Title - Firearms Administration Officer - HC278730

Location - Mottisfont Court, Winchester 

Salary - Scale 5, £23,817 - £26,016 per annum

Hours - 37.00 hours per week 

Contract - Permanent 


Closing Date - Sunday 12th December 2021 at 23:59 hrs


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The purpose of your role will be to provide a comprehensive and effective range of administrative functions within the Firearms Licensing Department, ensuring compliance with the relevant legislation, Home Office guidance and force policy, with the primary objective of maintaining public safety.


Your responsibilities will be, but not limited to:


1. To process, analyse and assess applications for the grant or renewal of shotgun, firearm and explosive certificates, and the variation of firearm certificates, to ensure compliance with all relevant legislation and requirements for application.


2. To interrogate the Police National Computer, Police National Database and other intelligence systems in order to research applications to identify and collate information or material that is relevant to the applicant.


3. To carry out an initial risk assessment of applications for the grant of certificates and forward these to the relevant Firearms Enquiry Officer for further enquiries.


4. When dealing with applications for the renewal of certificates, or grant enquiries returned by the FEO, identify and review all available information relevant to the applicant, in order to risk assess and determine whether the application can be granted (known as “green light”) or requires further action and/or consideration at a higher level.


For more information on the role please see the job profile.

Essential Qualifications


Educated to QCF Level 2 (3 to 5 passes inc English and Maths) OR work experience deemed to have brought the postholder to a comparable level.

Essential Experience


Extensive administration experience working in a customer focussed environment, providing an excellent service.

Contact details for an informal discussion


Please contact the Recruitment Team at police.recruitment@hants.gov.uk or on 01962 846438. 

Please note that the email address you supply when submitting an application will be used for contact throughout the full lifecycle of that vacancy. You will not be able to amend your contact details. You should therefore ensure that you choose an appropriately accessible email address, being mindful that the process may take several months for some roles.


Hampshire Constabulary is an inclusive employer and strives to have a workforce representative of the communities we police and serve. We recognise that we are not fully representative and are working to address this imbalance through a variety of initiatives.


The Equality Act 2010 allows us to promote equality within Hampshire Constabulary by adopting Positive Action to support people from under-represented groups. Our aim is to recruit talented people with a diverse range of skills and experience and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Our Positive Action team are available to provide support through the application and assessment process by contacting: positive.action@hampshire.pnn.police.uk


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