MO19 - National Firearms Instructor
Train our firearms officers.
Create a more capable Met.
Training officers to use firearms is one of the most important jobs at the Met. Equipping them with the right skills is vital and could even save lives. As National Firearms Officer, you’ll teach our team to handle a wide range of weapons so they can help to keep London safe. It’s a highly rewarding role that comes with excellent benefits.
Within today’s Met, the demand for firearms skills is greater than ever. As part of a large and crucial department, you’ll train officers for the difficult and essential job of Authorised Firearms Officer.
You’ll be deployed to various ranges, working as either a Range Conducting Officer (RCO) or Range Safety Supervisor (RSS). You’ll also support tactical firearms training at various locations, as either an Exercise Conducting Officer (ECO) or Exercise Safety Supervisor (ESS). The level of training we’ll expect you to deliver will depend on your experience and qualifications.
To join us, you must have delivered Police firearms training as a Lead Instructor. That means you’ll have taught for at least 60 hours per year and completed your Instructors’ CPD. If it’s been over three years since you were a Lead Instructor, you should be prepared to be re-assessed. Either way, you’ll have completed a Police Firearms Instructors Course (NFIC) at a College of Policing accredited training facility. A recognised introduction to teaching qualification (AET, PTLLS, Cert Ed, NVQ or similar) would be helpful but isn’t essential.
In return, we can offer key role that comes with great benefits including access to sports and social clubs.
Please see below to view an online candidate information pack that will you give you an insight into the Met, the competency framework we use which shapes our daily work behaviours, the application process and a host of other information that will help inform and support your application:
To apply, please visit our website. Applications will be via a detailed an online application form. Please note where it asks to upload your CV please provide evidence of your NFI/Firearms Training Record. Suitable methods are: A Chronicle Print, Firearms Training Record or written confirmation from your CFI of your skills and service.
Completed applications must be submitted by 1st November 2021.
We view diversity as fundamental to our success. To tackle today’s complex policing challenges, we need a workforce reflective of London’s communities. Applications from applicants of all backgrounds are therefore essential.
As a Disability Confident Committed Employer, the Met have committed to ensuring a fair and inclusive application process.