Adecco are currently recruiting on behalf of North Wales Police for a Firearms Enquiry Officer.

The Purpose of this role is to assist the Firearms Licensing Administration Team with the processing of applications for the firearms/ shotgun certificates and any other administration process as and when required.

Salary: £12.74 per hour

Hours: 37 hours, Monday-Friday

Duration: January- December

Location: Home based, however, travelling around the Main Western hubs of the force, i.e Caernarfon/ Llangefni is required


  • The opportunity to work within North Wales Police – and as such have access to future permanent roles on offer via their intranet site
  • Support and well-being programmes with a 24/7 helpline
  • Paid annual leave
  • Numerous benefits available through Adecco Boost (including eye sight tests, discounted vouchers, well being centre)
  • Duties will include:

  • To carry out detailed enquiries across the force area to assess the suitability of persons applying for grant, renewal or variation of firearms, shotgun, and dealer certificates of registration.
  • To interview applicants and referees giving advice and guidance on firearms and explosive legislation. Inspect security arrangements in accordance with National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC) Home Office and Health & Safety Executive (HSE) guidance.
  • Prepare detailed reports for Firearms Manager and flag any concerns or offences disclosed when undertaking enquiries and attend court if necessary.
  • Carry out periodic inspections at Registered Firearms Dealers, checking the register, carry out a stock checks, inspecting security and report accordingly.
  • To assess the suitability of land with regard to the calibre of weapon from a public safety aspect and report accordingly.
  • Verify Home Office Approved Club membership, regularity of attendance and suitability for the weapon proposed where necessary.

    The role requires applicants who can demonstrate (with evidence) skills in the following areas:

  • Possess a full UK driving licence to drive police vehicles.
  • Have a detailed working knowledge of firearms legislation and home office guidance (firearms, knowing their capabilities and their uses).
  • Have a good standard of communication skills and have the ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
  • The Use of Information Technology to an intermediate level that includes a working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Wiling to be in confined spaces and access rural environments.
  • Be willing to handle firearms, component parts and ammunition.
  • This role is subject to a police background check.

    If you are interested, please apply directly to the advert for consideration.

    Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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