Recent face to face interviewing experience is essential, as is a knowledge of sporting firearms coupled with excellent interpersonal and all round communication skills. Firearms Enquiry Officers report to a Senior FEO, but are expected to work alone with the minimum of supervision. You will be able to evidence an ability to be assertive and impartial whilst making sound objective decisions. You must be willing and able to carry out land checks over rough and uneven surfaces and where necessary climb ladders to access areas in order to inspect security arrangements
Firearms Enquiry Officers routinely work outside of normal working hours, and are expected to attend and give evidence in both Magistrates and Crown Court as a witness if required. Training is ongoing, and you will be expected to attend training courses outside of Thames Valley Police, which may extend over several days and include weekends. You must have the ability to travel to different locations across the Force and undertake all assignments in a timely manner. Due to the requirement to work flexibility, unsocial hours and the need to carry seized or surrendered firearms and ammunition as required, public transport is not considerable suitable. For this reason a full UK driving licence is considered essential.
Interviews will include a practical test of weapon and ammunition handling and identification, mock interview role play and board interview.
Along with all other posts in Force Crime this role will require an enhanced level of vetting. If you have any queries please contact People Services Recruitment Department on 0845 2 66 66 77 (internal 301 6500) quoting reference 13208.
The closing date for enquiries and receipt of completed applications is Sunday 3 December 2017.