Firearms Licensing Administrative Officer

Staffordshire Police Headquarters
Grade E
Full Time

Firearms Licensing Administrative Officer, E Grade, Full Time, Maternity Cover 12 months

£22,593 - £26,565 

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 Unit is collaborated with West Midlands Police and is responsible for authorising and monitoring approximately 27,000 certificates.

The post holder will form part of a specialist team and have responsibility for processing all applications relating to certificates prescribed by firearms and explosives legislation. This will include undertaking administration duties on a multitude of IT databases within Staffordshire and West Midlands whilst having the highest regard for GDPR.

Key responsibilities will include:

The post holder will authorise the grant, renewal or variation of prescribed certificates on behalf of the chief officer of Staffordshire and West Midlands Police by virtue of delegated authority under Section 55(2) Firearms Act. In doing so the post holder will identify applications that do not comply with approval criteria , the post holder will refer them to the Firearms Licensing Manager and assist the Manager in making informed decisions in line with legislation, national guidelines and assist with preparation for Crown Court appeals. 

Benefits of working for Staffordshire Police:

Annual Leave entitlement – 26 days plus Bank Holidays.

Flexible / Agile Working –

Employers Pension contribution -15.5%

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


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 If an appointment is made from that at risk group, the post may be withdrawn.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.

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

This opportunity is closed to applications.