Authorised Firearms Officer

£30,154 - £33,504 + London Weighting Allowance of £3,258
15 Mar 2019
15 Apr 2019
Clearance Level
DV, None / Undisclosed, SC
Job Type

To provide an armed and unarmed covert surveillance response in accordance with business requirements. 

• To contribute to the acquisition and development of tactical and strategic intelligence focused on serious and organised crime affecting the UK. 
• Participate in operations and investigations, gathering information, intelligence and evidence in order to build knowledge of serious and organised crime and support the achievement of Agency objectives. 
• Provide advice on legislation, policy and tactical options to assist in the planning and implementation of investigations and operations. 
• Provide tactical and strategic support to Agency business through research, target profile development, the collection and analysis of evidence/data, production and dissemination of intelligence and evidential products as appropriate. 
• Ensure the quality, secure handling and dissemination of intelligence, maintaining confidentiality, sensitivity and duty of care in line with Agency policy. 
• Conduct case management, and create, maintain and update departmental records, including operational or programme activity spreadsheet, case files and monthly reports. 
• Supervise staff or co-ordinate the work of a small team. 
• Build good working relationships with both internal and external partners. 

Essential Criteria 

You will be required to supply evidence of: 

• PIP1 or a recognised qualification/ 
• Accreditation in investigate crime issued by a Government body. 
• Level 1 Surveillance trained and Advanced driver. 

Experience Criteria 

You will be required to supply evidence of: 

• Good knowledge of the Authorised Professional Practice of Armed Policing. 
• Good understanding of UK or international legislation affecting NCA/ Police Service Investigations. 
• Good understanding of risk management in an operational environment.


• PIP2 or PIP1 Accreditation or recognized qualification/accreditation in investigative crime issued by a government body 
• Level 1 Surveillance 
• Advanced driver 
• Authorised Firearms officer qualification (if applicable) 


Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check

Security Check and Role Requirements 

To be considered for this vacancy, you will need to successfully complete SC clearance before commencing the role and for specified roles DV clearance within the first 12 months as part of your probation period. 

You will also be required to undertake a mandatory pre-employment substance misuse test and achieve a satisfactory result. 

To meet National Security Vetting requirements you will need to have resided in the UK for at a minimum 3 out of the past 5 years for SC clearance and a minimum of 7 out of 10 years for DV clearance. You will still be considered if you were posted abroad as part of your service with the HMG or armed forces or a UK government role during this period. 

Closing date: 15 Apr 2019


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