Police Constable – Armed Firearms Officer CNC

Date Posted: 15 Jun 2023

Position Type: Full Time

Location: UK


Our ambition is to be recognised nationally and internationally as the leading organisation for the provision of armed policing protective services in the United Kingdom. We play a key part in the Strategic Armed Policing Reserve and have been deployed across the country in support of Operation Temperer and other major events nationally.

We have a unique role in protecting the nation's security, which is why being a CNC Police Officer is about so much more than traditional policing. Our teams are highly trained, well-disciplined and professional, working to provide a 24/7 armed response; patrolling and protecting nuclear sites, facilities and materials. Not only that, we also patrol and engage with local communities and collaborate with our Home Office Police colleagues.

All new recruits will be enrolled onto our outstanding 18-week comprehensive Authorised Firearms training programme; we give our officers everything they need to become some of the most highly trained firearms professionals in the country, so there’s no need for you to have any prior policing experience when joining our team.

After your 2-year probationary period, you’ll be eligible to apply for a role in one of our specialist areas to enhance your policing skills further, such as Dog Handler, Special Branch, Firearms Instructor or Strategic Escort Group Officer.

As police officers the public expect us to display the highest standards, values and professional qualities at all times. The CNC values and Code of Ethics applies to all police officers and sets out the principles standards of behaviour we expect to see, and you are responsible for displaying and delivering to the highest standards. Our officers are also required to maintain a high standard of medical and fitness, more information on which can be found here.

As a CNC employee, you'll be entitled to our generous benefits package, which includes a pay increase at the end of your probationary period!

22 days/176 hours per year (excluding Public Holidays) annual leave

Generous pension scheme (20.7% employer contribution)

Enhanced family friendly and sickness policies

Free parking at all sites

Free gym at some sites

Cycle to work scheme

Officers have the opportunity to join the national Blue Light Card scheme which offers discounts on a variety of products and services to those working in the emergency services, NHS and Armed Forces

Please only apply for one vacancy at any given time.

Following the completion of your initial foundation course there is an option to immediately transfer to Hunterston for a period of up to two years, to support this site prior to closure. At the end of the two-year period, you will transfer back to your agreed home site.  If you are interested in this option, it would provide you with the ability and financial support to relocate to another area within the country on a temporary basis. 

For more information, please click here to view the CNC AFO Role Profile or find out more about the CNC on our Careers Website

We strongly recommend that you review the following links for an insight into the vetting process you will go through should your application be successful. 

Vetting: an overview:

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Vetting and finances:

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Vetting and life experiences:

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Vetting and internet use:

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion are central to the values of our organisation. At CNC we value and embrace the unique experiences, identities and abilities that each of us bring to our roles. We strive to empower everyone to bring their authentic self openly and safely to work.

Through the dedicated commitment of our affinity networks, ED&I team and wider HR departments, we are on a journey to embed our ED&I commitments, ensuring the CNC is an employer of choice; where everyone feels included.


You must be 18 years old

You must have a full manual driving licence


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 to our high-performing team.

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