Firearms Instructor x 2 | Suffolk Constabulary

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Firearms Instructor x 2

OCC, Wymondham
Full Time (37 hours) - Permanent
Band E: £28,023 - £31,875 per annum 
Closing date: Friday, 5 June 2020 at 5pm
Please quote Ref: L1414 on application form

The Firearms Training Centre is looking for Firearms Instructors to join our team in the Firearms Training department at OCC, Wymondham.  You will be part of a team of officers designing and delivering training to Authorised Firearms Officers. In addition to this vacancy, a shortlist will be held for 12 months for future Firearms Instructor vacancies within the department.
The successful applicant will be required to undergo and pass the Authorised Firearms Officer medical each year as well as the job-related fitness test to level 5.4.
In addition to the criteria set out below, we will consider applications from those who do not currently hold the National Firearms Instructor qualification or a training qualification, but have recent experience as an Armed Response Vehicle Operative. These candidates will be expected to attend and pass a National Firearms Instructor course upon commencement of the role. Candidates will be required to pass an assessment of suitability as part of the interview and selection process.
It is essential that applicants meet the following criteria:
• Has been an occupationally competent Police National Firearms Instructor within the previous 18 months
• Demonstrates knowledge of policies and guidelines relating to Authorised Professional Practice – Armed Policing
• Demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of armed policing across a broad spectrum
• Holds, as a minimum, a formal current training qualification – at level 3, Award in Education and Training (AET) or equivalent
• Ability to meet the fitness level requirements
• Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
• Ability to travel throughout Norfolk and Suffolk as required
It is desirable that applicants meet the following criteria:
• Holds a College of Policing recognised enhanced first aid qualification
• Has received recognised risk assessment/safety management training
Hours of work are 37 hours per week on a rotating shift pattern. This post is offered on a permanent basis.
Consideration will be given to whether the post can be delivered on either a part time or job share basis, in line with the organisational requirements of this role.
The recruitment criteria for all posts are subject to reasonable adjustment in line with the Equality Act 2010. 
Applications from at-risk staff will be prioritised and receive preference in any selection process.
Anyone who wishes to be considered for appointment should download an application pack and monitoring form as they must be submitted together.
These forms as well as application guidance notes are also available on the right hand side of the page in the Downloads section.
Please return completed applications by email to [email protected].