Senior Firearms Enquiry Officer | Norfolk Constabulary

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Senior Firearms Enquiry Officer

OCC, Wymondham
Full Time (37 Hours) - Permanent 
Band E: £28,725 - £32,673 
Friday 23 April 2021 at 5pm 
Please quote Ref: L1795 on application form 


Applications are invited for the above opportunity based at OCC Wymondham, to work as part of a small team, within the Joint Firearms Licensing Unit.  This is a challenging public facing supervisory opportunity within a collaborated Unit.  

Main duties include risk assessment of incidents involving firearm certificate holders, tasking and allocation of enquiries and line management responsibility of a Firearms Enquiry Officer team.  You will be capable conducting comprehensive enquiries in relation to firearms and explosives licensing, and the suitability of individuals to possess firearms, shotguns and explosives. 

It is essential that applicants meet the following criteria:

  • Previous experience in a supervisory role with the ability to monitor, develop and motivate staff  

  • Proven investigative and interview skills  

  • Ability to gather, assimilate and accurately record information obtained from various sources  

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the law in relation to firearms licensing  

  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels and to deal with sensitive and confrontational situations  

  • Must be capable of carrying out inspections of inaccessible areas such as lofts as well as the ability to conduct land surveys in difficult terrain  

  • Ability to travel to and from locations within the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk as required  

  • Basic keyboard skills with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office  


It is desirable that applicants meet the following criteria: 

  • Experience relating to the safe handling of firearms and explosives  

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the lawful use of firearms in the community 


Hours of work are 37 per week Monday to Friday on a flexible working pattern between 0700 and 1900 hours.  This post is offered on a permanent basis. 

Norfolk/Suffolk constabulary is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Consideration will be given to whether the post can be delivered on either a part time or job share basis, in line with the organisational requirements of this role.  

The recruitment criteria for all posts are subject to reasonable adjustment in line with the Equality Act 2010.   

Applications from at-risk staff will be prioritised and receive preference in any selection process. 

Anyone who wishes to be considered for appointment should download an application pack and monitoring form as they must be submitted together. 

These forms as well as application guidance notes are also available on the right hand side of the page in the Downloads section. 

Please return completed applications by email to [email protected]