Firearms Licensing Administrative & Enquiry Officer – JRN 20233

Vacancy Type
Police Staff
Area Command / Department
Communications & Operations Department
Contract Type
Secondment/Fixed Term
Full Time
Salary Range
£19,374 to £21,135
Closing Date


Fixed Term Contract until 18/08/2022

Based at Bedlington

The role

You will administer all aspects of the application process and to undertake visits to applicants, to inform the decision making process for the licensing of firearms.

What will I be doing?

As the Firearms Licensing Administrative & Enquiry Officer you will be responsible for the assessment and scrutiny of Firearms Licensing applications. 

You will also be responsible for visiting applicants and certificate holders at their home addresses to interview them and inspect security arrangements in line with legislative guidelines.  

You will evaluate, assess information and applicants’ behaviours to inform the decision making process.

What do I need?

Knowledge of  various computer applications and social media sites.   

You must possess good communication and organisation skills. 

You need to possess a full UK driving licence.    

For further information please see the role profile 

Firearms Licensing Administrative & Enquiry Officer: Role Definition.pdf

Vetting level: Recruitment Vetting (RV) 

Applicants must be a resident of the UK for a minimum period of 3 years to ensure vetting checks can be successfully performed.  A job offer will be dependent upon vetting clearance, medical information and references. 

If you have any queries with regard to the application process please contact the Talent Acquisition Team by email at


All staff including those appointed on fixed term contracts must successfully complete their probationary period before they are eligible to apply for a Northumbria Police vacancy.

Vacancy Contact: 

To discuss the position in more detail please contact 9690 Carol Gould – Support Services Supervisor on 0191 4373312 or email    

Northumbria Police fully supports a policy of equal opportunities and we welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. Appointments are based on merit alone