Firearms Instructors - Griffin Park, Sellafield, Cumbria

Sellafield DEPENDENT ON PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE 31/12/2021 23:59:00
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The Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC) is an armed police service that’s dedicated to the nuclear industry. Our vision is to be recognised as a provider of a world-class service for the protection of nuclear material and facilities. Given the critical nature of our work, it’s vital that we recruit skilled and committed professionals. As a National Firearms Instructor within the CNC, you’ll support the on-going training of our Authorised Firearms Officers and enable them to become and remain exceptional.  

This crucial role will include supporting all aspects of firearms training; the coaching of tactical and range training; classroom-based training; designing training content; lesson preparation and officer assessments.  

You’ll support, develop and facilitate the coaching of firearms tactics and weapon handling to a broad range of officers. From those on an Initial Firearms Course, to experienced Firearms Officers completing refresher training and specialist courses.  

We currently offer two pathways for those interested in joining us as an NFI:   ·         NFIs with experience in the delivery of firearms training within the last 30
·         Police Officers who have been operational AFOs within the last 18 months
          and are willing to complete a National Firearms Instructors Course at
          Griffin Park.  

Griffin Park Tactical Training Centre is one of the best firearms training facilities in Europe and opened in 2020.   Griffin Park is on the doorstep of the Lake District National Park so when you aren’t on duty take the opportunity to get involved in some of the activities our instructors organise such as Mountain Biking, Climbing, Hiking, Kayaking, Canoeing, Sailing, SUP, Open Water Swimming etc.  

If you are creative, a great team player and want to work in our fantastic new facility in the Lake District complete the online application form or to find out more about this role, please visit


You can download and view the following documents below as well:



AFO Base Profile final 2019.pdf
Constable Matrix V0.4.pdf

Sellafield is like a small city, there is always a lot of activity going on day and night.

Average House Price £147,081
Carlisle 1 hr 15 mins by car
Sellafield is like a small city, there is always a lot of activity going on day and night.

Based in the beautiful, picturesque landscapes of Cumbria,

Sellafield is the home to the largest site we operate, and a fantastic place to live.

Situated in West Cumbria, the Sellafield site is close to the small town of Whitehaven, and not too far from the world-famous Lake District. In addition to stunning scenery, you’ll also find affordable housing, and plenty of outdoor activities to fill your time.

The area is considered a bit of a hidden gem and it’s no surprise that West Cumbria is attracting more interest from tourists these days. However, it’s still a lot less busy than the nearby Lake District, which is only about one hour and 30 mins by car.

As for cities, the nearest is Carlisle, which takes around an hour and 15 minutes by car. Carlisle is an historic city dating back to Roman times. There’s also a castle originally built in the 10th Century, which is incredibly intact for its age.

If you’re looking for something a bit more modern, the city also has ample shopping, and is a gateway to Scotland – making it a great place to discover some of the world’s most iconic landmarks.

With everything going for it, it’s a surprise that the area still has affordable housing. The average property price in the local town of Whitehaven stood at £147,081 in October 2018. Flats would typically go for around £120k, while terraced houses were being sold for an average £107k.

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