Firearms Instructor

31095.00 - 32907.00 GBP Annual + GBP31095 - GBP32907/annum
23 Oct 2019
20 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Firearms Instructor (Police Staff)

Leek Wotton, Warwickshire

Permanent Contract

Full Time

The closing date for this post is 12 noon on 06th November 2019

Those currently eligible on the redeployment register will be given prior consideration.

Interviews date to be confirmed.

The main purpose of the role is to provide support to the firearms training school in the research, design, preparation and delivery of firearms related training in line with the National Police Firearms Training Curriculum, to ensure that Authorised Firearms Officers remain operational.

Main Responsibilities:

To research, prepare, plan and deliver relevant firearms training material to all Armed Response Vehicle Officers and Specialist Firearms.

To design and deliver training programmes.

To support the learning of others using the most effective and appropriate techniques.

To prepare reports, and assessments on delegates students as required

To validate and update training material as appropriate.

To maintain knowledge / accreditation and skills with regard to national, regional and local developments in computer & communication systems.

To identify and apply appropriate evaluation processes, incorporating feedback into training design.

To identify and manage risks in the training environment through approved assessment processes.

To be available to utilise specialist knowledge and skills to support other areas of the organisation.

To undertake other duties commensurate with the nature, level of responsibility and grading of this post, as required.



Accredited National Firearms Instructor (Level 4).

Accredited Training and Development qualification (minimum Level 3), or equivalent qualification (e.g. PTTLS/ CTLLS. DTTLS Cert Ed, PGCE).

Understanding of Health and safety requirements.

Understanding of risk assessment processes and appropriate control measures.

First Aid at Work qualification.


Analysing training needs.

Designing and delivering learning and development solutions.

Formal assessment against recognised standards.

Previous experience as an Authorised Firearms Officer.

Key Skills:

Competent in use of IT including Microsoft Word & PowerPoint.

Excellent communication skills.

Ability to undertake Risk Assessment for Venue, Training and Individuals.

Achieve national fitness standard commensurate with their role profile.

Ability to Travel.

Special Conditions:

Frequent travel throughout the Warwickshire. Occasional travel to other national facilities and training centres.

Wearing of uniform.

Frequent physical activity as Firearms training is by necessity physically demanding.

Annual medical with hearing and eye sight check as there is potential exposure to toxins such as lead, as well as working in noisy environments such as a range setting.

We want our organisation to be as diverse as the community it serves. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

You will be required as part of Warwickshire Police recruitment process to successfully complete vetting and credit checks.

We support the "Happy to talk flexible working" campaign, which aims to encourage uptake of flexible working for individuals, the flexible working options that may be considered for this role include;

pVariable Shifts - There is a requirement to work Monday - Thursday to deliver Firearms Training in line with the approved training calendar. AFO training weeks run Monday -Thursday only, other than BH weeks when Tuesday -Friday working may be required.

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