Job title: 7F Deputy Chief Firearms Instructor PS Grade: Sergeant Role code: EPGE0422 Status: Police Limited Duties Category: E - Non-op/No Vrbl or Physl
Main purpose of the role:
Ensure that the training plan and Standard Operating Procedures developed by the Chief Firearms Instructor (CFI) are delivered appropriately and consistently across all 7 forces relevant training venues, supporting the CFI in the development of the plan to ensure that compliance is met and to act as the deputy to the CFI in the event of their absence on unavailability.
Support the Chief Firearms Instructor in the development the 7 Force Firearms Training Plan in line with the National Police Firearms Training Curriculum and in compliance with the College of Policing licensing standards.
Lead on the development and subsequent administration of the 7 Force CHRONICLE database and to ensure effective systems for keeping and monitoring training records and accreditation are maintained.
Ensure that the management of any ranges rented or used by a force are undertaken in line with relevant policies, procedures and licensing agreements, including compliance with health and safety legislation and policy.
Develop and maintain business planning by participating in regional/national networks as required to receive, share and implement best practice, legislative changes, identify opportunities for income generation and maximise efficiency savings.
In the absence of the CFI to chair and coordinate the 7 Forces Operational C/Inspectors Coordination Group, Health and Safety Group and Firearms Training Managers Group.
Manage and co-ordinate the work of existing firearms training teams, monitoring team and individual performance, quality assuring work, undertaking performance appraisals and maintenance of personal and staff CPD records and accreditations.
Oversee the ordering of ammunition, weapons, ancillary products and equipment across the 7 Force of the Eastern Regional, maximising opportunity for efficiencies and ensuring that procurement is in line with budgetary restrictions.
June 2017, amended Oct 2021.
SC Vetting required
As a police officer role, the post holder must be qualified to hold the substantive rank of Police Sergeant and be in a position to carry out regular period of Acting Inspector Duties as required.
Extensive experience and successful delivery of a broad range of subjects within the National Police Firearms Training Curriculum.
Experience of carrying out Training Needs Analysis, training design, evaluation and delivery and experience and delivery of a CoP licensing process.
Prior experience and proven success in the role of Chief Firearms Instructor, Deputy Chief Firearms Instructor or Firearms Training Manager.
Experience in staff supervision, and the capacity to contribute to building a team focused on high quality customer service and achieving departmental and/or strategic objectives.
Technical Skills and Qualifications:
The DCFI is expected to have all of the competencies required of a CFI. They must be qualified, competent and current in their role prior to appointment. This must be evidenced and their portfolio signed off annually by the CFI to this effect.
The Post Holder must be or has been in the previous 6 months.
An accredited Chief Firearms Instructor, Deputy Chief Firearms Instructor or Firearms Training Manager.
An accredited National Firearms Instructor. Ability to manage CHRONICLE at an administrative level. Hold Security Clearance to SC.
Decision Making (Middle Manager) Professionalism (Middle Manager) Public Service (Middle Manager) Working with Others (Middle Manager) Leading Change (Middle Manager) Leading People (Middle Manager) Managing Performance (Middle Manager)
Analyse Critically (Level 2)
I ensure that the best available evidence from a wide range of sources is taken into account when making decisions. I think about different perspectives and motivations when reviewing information and how this may influence key points. I ask incisive questions to test out facts and assumptions, questioning and challenging the information provided when necessary. I understand when to balance decisive action with due consideration. I recognise patterns, themes and connections between several and diverse sources of information and the best available evidence. I identify when I need to take action on the basis of limited information and think about how to mitigate the risks in doing so. I challenge others to ensure that decisions are made in alignment with our mission, values and the Code of Ethics.
Collaborative (Level 2)
I manage relationships and partnerships for the long term, sharing information and building trust to find the best solutions. I help create joined-up solutions across organisational and geographical boundaries, partner organisations and those the police serve. I understand the local partnership context, helping me to use a range of tailored steps to build support. I work with our partners to decide who is best placed to take the lead on initiatives. I try to anticipate our partners' needs and take action to address these. I do not make assumptions. I check that our partners are getting what they need from the police service. I build commitment from others (including the public) to work together to deliver agreed outcomes.
Deliver, Support and Inspire (Level 2)
I give clear direction and expectations, helping others to understand how their work operates in the wider context. I identify barriers that inhibit performance in my teams and take steps to resolve these, enabling others to perform. I lead the public and / or colleagues, where appropriate, during incidents or through the provision of advice and support. I ensure the efficient use of resources to create the most value and the right impact within my areas. I keep track of changes in the external environment, anticipating both the short and long term potential implications for the Police Service. I motivate and inspire others to achieve their best.
Emotionally Aware (Level 2)
I consider the perspectives of people from a wide range of backgrounds before taking action. I adapt my style and approach according to the needs of the people I am working with, using my own behaviour to achieve the best outcome. I promote a culture that values diversity and encourages challenge. I encourage reflective practice among others and take the time to support others to understand reactions and behaviours. I take responsibility for helping to ensuring the emotional well being of those in my teams. I take the responsibility to deal with any inappropriate behaviours.
Innovative and Open-minded (Level 2)
I explore a number of different sources of information and use a variety of tools when faced with a problem and look for good practice that is not always from policing. I am able to spot opportunities or threats which may influence how I go about my job in the future by using knowledge of trends, new thinking about policing and changing demographics in the population. I am flexible in my approach, changing my plans to make sure that I have the best impact. I encourage others to be creative and take appropriate risks. I share my explorations and understanding of the wider internal and external environment.
Take Ownership (Level 2)
I proactively create a culture of ownership within my areas of work and support others to display personal responsibility. I take responsibility for making improvements to policies, processes and procedures, actively encouraging others to contribute their ideas. I am accountable for the decisions my team make and the activities within our teams. I take personal responsibility for seeing events through to a satisfactory conclusion and for correcting any problems both promptly and openly. I actively encourage and support learning within my teams and colleagues.
I take into account individual needs and requirements in all of my actions. I understand that treating everyone fairly does not mean everyone is treated the same. I always give people an equal opportunity to express their views. I communicate with everyone, making sure the most relevant message is provided to all. I value everyone's views and opinions by actively listening to understand their perspective. I make fair and objective decisions using the best available evidence. I enable everyone to have equal access to services and information, where appropriate.
I always act in line with the values of the police service and the Code of Ethics for the benefit of the public. I demonstrate courage in doing the right thing, even in challenging situations. I enhance the reputation of my organisation and the wider police service through my actions and behaviours. I challenge colleagues whose behaviour, attitude and language falls below the public's and the service's expectations. I am open and responsive to challenge about my actions and words. I declare any conflicts of interest at the earliest opportunity. I am respectful of the authority and influence my position gives me. I use resources effectively and efficiently and not for personal benefit.
Public Service (Accredited)
I act in the interest of the public, first and foremost. I am motivated by serving the public, ensuring that I provide the best service possible at all times. I seek to understand the needs of others to act in their best interests. I adapt to address the needs and concerns of different communities. I tailor my communication to be appropriate and respectful to my audience. I take into consideration how others want to be treated when interacting with them. I treat people respectfully regardless of the circumstances. I share credit with everyone involved in delivering services.
I ensure that my decision-making rationale is clear and considered so that it is easily understood by others. I am clear and comprehensive when communicating with others. I am open and honest about my areas for development and I strive to improve. I give an accurate representation of my actions and records. I recognise the value of feedback and act on it. I give constructive and accurate feedback. I represent the opinions of others accurately and consistently. I am consistent and truthful in my communications. I maintain confidentiality appropriately.
Firearms (Level 7)
Able to exhibit the skills learned from a National Firearms Instructors Course. Appreciates all aspects of firearms work and is considered appropriate to offer the necessary advice to Silver and/or Gold Commanders and / or is able to train in all aspects of firearms.
Firearms Command (Level 5)
Effectively manages complex firearms operations, both spontaneous and pre- planned, balancing investigative needs, risk and tactical deployment. Is able to work closely with specialist units and command operations involving mutual aid resources. Sets clear tactical parameters in line with Gold strategy and directs resources accordingly. Able to make critical decisions under severe time constraints. Empowered to authorise the deployment of armed officers in critical, time limited circumstances.
First Aid (Level 3)
Can take charge of a situation and render basic life support, if an injury or illness should occur, having satisfactorily completed (BLS) training covering choking, CPR, effective control of bleeding and the recovery position. Demonstrates competence to an approved standard and holds the required certificate. Retention of competence will be subject to basic refresher training and re-assessment every three years.
Health and Safety (Level 4)
Has received Supervisor training and takes responsibility for the safety of directly subordinate staff and visitors. Understands the procedures in place for the safe storage of hazardous substances, fire precautions and evacuation. Resolves hazards or problems identified within roles or work environments. Undertakes skills passport assessments for new and existing staff. Re-assesses passport as and when new equipment /technology is introduced.Completes annual reviews of skills passports, training needs analysis.
Information Management and Technology (Level 3)
Knows the range of police information systems available locally to support daily activities, and understands their uses. Can use police information systems to perform routine tasks. May be able to create simple records, and amends data to add information, within requirements of role. Understands data quality issues.
Knowledge of Legislation and Policy (Level 5)
Has a thorough understanding of the responsibilities of the police and all other participants in the legal process. Has overall responsibility for advising other officers on the application of all legislation, policy and procedure relevant to the current role. Confident in the application of the complaints procedure and policy, able to initiate an investigation, where this is warranted, and secure relevant evidence.
Management of Police Information (MOPI) (Level 4)
Full compliance with Level 3. Has successfully completed all standard relevant Information Management and Security training package(s). Accurate use of Government Security Classification (GSC). Ensures physical and digital records are stored with appropriate security relevant to the sensitivity of the documents and has working understanding of appropriate National Retention Schedules. Is able to quality assure own records management processes as well as those of any staff for whom they have supervisory responsibility. Is aware of where to seek further support in relation to Records management within force when necessary. If nominated as an Information Asset Assistant is familiar with the NPCC Information Asset Owners Handbook.
Risk Management (Level 4)
Able to anticipate risks likely to affect the team's ability to execute their function, in terms of likelihood and impact, and assesses how the challenges facing the wider organisation might affect their team and their objectives. Has an understanding of pathways to alert local managers to flawed or ineffective operational control strategies and provide continuity/recovery options. Has an appreciation that seizing opportunities also generates risks.
Training (Level 7)
Able to effectively plan long term, force wide training programmes, balancing available resources and competing priorities. Examines alternatives and produces costed business plans to assist with the delivery of cost effective training throughout the Force. Identifies skills gaps and initiates appropriate training.