Firearms Licensing Unit Manager (Ref 24-054)

Job Summary
Contract Type:
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Full time
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Closed for applications on 04/04/2024 23:55
£40,950 - £48,996
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Closing date:
4 Apr
Further Information
Post: Firearms Licensing Unit Manager

Salary: £40,950 - £48,996 (PO4 - PO8)

Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week – Mon - Fri standard office hours

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Cleveland Police Headquarters, Hemlington, potential options for some agile working

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to lead our Firearms Licensing Unit. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the unit effectively and efficiently, ensuring the delivery of high-quality services in adherence to all national guidance, authorised professional practices, and legislation.

The successful candidate will:

Lead and manage the Firearms Licensing Unit to make fair and transparent decisions regarding the grant, renewal, and variation of shotgun certificates and firearms licenses.
Plan and develop strategies to enhance community safety through professional risk management decisions, efficient customer service, and stakeholder engagement.
Monitor and manage unit performance, identifying issues and implementing effective strategies to improve team and individual performance.
Evaluate recommendations for certificate grants, refusals, or revocations to ensure well-informed decision-making.
Manage complex, sensitive, or contentious applications to protect the public and provide effective service.
Make objective, defensible decisions using the national decision-making model to protect the public from foreseeable harm.
Manage intelligence regarding weapons importation and exportation, collaborating closely with stakeholders and partner agencies to protect the public.
Maintain up-to-date knowledge of legislation, policy, and practice across firearms licensing, considering the operational policing context and related working practices.
Stay informed about new and evolving crime threats and priorities relevant to firearms licensing to develop and implement proactive and preventative approaches.
Attend court when necessary, in connection with appeals or as a witness, providing legal counsel with specialist, technical, and legal advice to support criminal and civil justice processes.
Attend national and regional meetings, conferences, and workshops relating to firearms licensing matters, contributing to and/or leading related review, development, and improvement work.

The successful candidate will have knowledge of all legislation relevant to the regulation and control of shotguns and firearms and excellent working knowledge and application of the NDM and THRIVE (or equivalent). The ability to identify, analyse, and manage risk to inform balanced, proportionate evidenced-based decisions is essential as are strong communication and problem solving skills and the ability to develop and motivate a team.

For further information about the role please click here for to view the job description.

If you would like to discuss the role further please contact DCI Simon Walker on 01642 306757.

Please click here to view further information and benefits on working for Cleveland Police.

If you are interested in applying for this role please progress your application via the link. Application forms should be completed no later than 23:55 on Thursday 4th April 2024.

Interviews are scheduled to take place week commencing 22nd April 2024 (subject to change).

Cleveland Police is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010. All appointments will be made on merit.

Regardless of the applicant, this role is on current Cleveland Police Terms and Conditions as per Police Staff Council.
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This job is closed for applications.