Firearms Licensing Administrative Assistant

Staffordshire Police Headquarters
£20,607
£23,100
Grade D
Full Time
37
Permanent

Firearms Licensing Administrative Assistant

Permanent

Grade D - £19,272 – £21,837

Staffordshire Police is continually striving to deliver the best possible service for the county’s residents, businesses and visitors. It is a fast-paced organisation, adaptive to modern policing needs and open to continual improvement.

Set out within the force’s Policing Plan, Staffordshire Police has clear direction and ambition through five main priorities; Modern Policing, Early Intervention, Supporting Victims and Witnesses, Managing Offenders and Reoffending and Public Confidence. These priorities support the exciting changes that have already taken place and provide the framework for changes to come.

Everyone who works for the force has an important role to play in shaping the future of Staffordshire Police. The force seeks people who will champion new ways of working, be collaborative and agile and represent in a fair and ethical manner those that Staffordshire Police serves.

About the Opportunity

Reporting to the Firearms Licensing Office Supervisor the post holder will work within the Firearms Licensing Unit located at Staffordshire Police HQ.

The post holder will form part of a specialist team and have responsibility for processing all correspondence and applications relating to certificates prescribed by firearms and explosives legislation. This will include undertaking appropriate background checks using a multitude of IT databases having regard for GDPR.

Key responsibilities will include:

The post holder will have responsibility for recording and managing all communications in relation to firearm and explosives certification and will accurately maintain and update electronic databases.

Further details and key responsibilities can be found in the role profile.  

The closing date for applications is midday on Thursday 13th October 2022.

Benefits of working for Staffordshire Police: 

Flexi time – flexible working as part of trust driven policing
Pension Scheme - Employers Pension contribution 15.5%
Annual Leave Entitlement - starting at 26 days plus bank holidays 
Sick pay scheme
Fostering friendly policy
Family friendly policies – maternity, paternity, parental leave, adoption
Occupational Health
On site Gyms
Staff associations
Reward and Recognition
Blue light Card – not solely for Staffs police
Lottery
Staff restaurant at HQ
Free parking 

Please note that applications are welcomed from all suitably qualified/experienced individuals. However prior consideration will be given to applications from individuals who are ‘at risk’ and employed by Staffordshire Police. If an appointment is made from that at risk group, the post may be withdrawn. In this event, a representative from the People Services team will notify any affected applicants.

Staffordshire have a strong commitment to equality and diversity in our people, within the organisation and in the services we provide to our communities.

We want to reflect the communities we serve and one way we can try to achieve this is through a 'positive action' approach.

Positive action is activity which helps employers identify and remove barriers and issues to the recruitment, retention and progression of people who identify with underrepresented groups of the Equalities Act 2010 (i.e. LGBT+, ethnicity, disability), whilst still employing people on merit.

Click here to register your interest in being involved in positive action opportunities and support; Positive.action@staffordshire.pnn.police.uk

Please note that if successful for this role, the following tests and checks will be conducted:
  • Medical assessment 
  • References

This opportunity is closed to applications.