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Report online For non emergencies
Call 999 For emergency calls only
Call 999 For emergency calls only
Call 101 For all non emergencies
Call 101 For All non emergencies
£23,100 to £25,353 Per year Scale 4
22 November 2022 14:27:00
Closing Date:
05 December 2022 17:00:00
A bit about the role…
As a Firearms Enquiry Officer you will ensure compliance of relevant legislation, appropriate handling and storage, in relation to explosives for the County of Durham and Darlington area. Issue explosive certificates to members of public and businesses. Conduct inspections into licensed premises.
The investigation of issues related to the licensing of firearms, shotguns, ammunition and explosives to ensure the preservation of public safety and compliance within the law. Carrying out enquiries to ensure all applicants for firearms and shotgun certificates are fit and responsible persons to hold such weapons. This will involve visiting members of the public in their home or business premises.
The successful applicant will be expected to complete the nationally recognised online Firearms Enquiry Officer Course and the National Explosive Liaison Officer course, which enables the postholder to conduct complex explosives enquires in accordance with the Health and Safety Act 1974, Explosives Regulations 2014.
What we offer…
Durham Constabulary is one of the top-performing police forces in the UK.
You will be based out of Peterlee Warehouse until Autumn 2023 where
the permanent location will then be at the new Constabulary Custody Facility,
We are an equal opportunities employer and boasts generous terms and conditions of employment including: 
  • minimum of 26 days annual leave rising to 31 days after five years continuous service plus bank holidays. Pro rata for part time posts
  • A defined benefit pension scheme (career average) with death in service benefit.
  • Flexible working arrangements including flexi-time,
  • Access to a range of Health and Wellbeing services including an Employee Assistance programme 
  • Access to a wide range of Staff Networking groups  
  • Access to a range of high street discount services e.g. Blue Light Card
  • Interest free loans
A bit about you…
You will be required to be committed, self-motivated and lead by example. You will be an excellent team player with the ability to assess the risks and consequences related to the use of firearms and shotguns.
Working in a fast-paced environment requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal, alongside the ability to adapt and learn new skills on the job.
Qualifications / Experience Test

4 GCSEs including English Language or Literature and Mathematics (Grade 9 to 4/A to C) or an approved equivalent. An individual who possesses an equivalent e.g. NVQ must provide evidence of Math’s and English.


How to apply
For further information please view the Job Description
To apply please download and complete the Police Staff Application Form Pers 198
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