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Dog Handler - Free Running Explosive Detection Dogs (FREDDs)

Vacancy Details

Salary: £13.50 / hour plus benefits
Location: National Remit - based London/SE
Region: South East England
Vacancy Group: Dog Handling
Date Posted: 09/09/2021
Reference: 11432


Working with specialist free-running explosive detection dogs (FREDDs) to screen cargo and provide explosive detection capability in busy, operational airline warehouses.

An experienced security professional, you will respond to requests for dog and handler searches, screening airline cargo to CAA standards and carrying out high-profile, pro-active canine patrols.  You will also promote the use of specialist search dogs and awareness of their capabilities, providing specialist security advice where appropriate.  You will work closely with our clients to ensure service provision meets targets, completing deployment reports and communicating any issues to your manager.   You will also identify any security risks, report these to the client and provide relevant documentation to satisfy regulators.

With the facilities and ability to kennel two dogs at your home address, you will be responsible for their care and control, including off duty care and housing.  You will ensure the provision of the dogs’ feeding, grooming, medical and welfare needs in compliance with animal welfare legislation.  You will also be responsible for transporting yourself and your dogs to deployments, supervising and controlling the dogs in compliance with legislation, and the evaluation and reporting of your dogs’ performance.  Dogs and kennels are provided.

Significant experience of working with dogs in a public-facing, operational environment is essential and to succeed in this role you will also need:
SIA Door Supervisor (DS) licence - desirable
Experience in security industry and/or specialist explosive search dog work – desirable
Qualification as an Explosive Search Dog Handler to NPCC, HABC Level 3, or military equivalent - desirable
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills - both verbal and written
Self-discipline - able to work without supervision
Ability to work under pressure and conditions of uncertainty
Ability to prioritise work, observe timetables and meet deadlines 
Attention to detail and ability to analyse data
Full UK driving Licence
Willingness and ability to travel as required to sites across the UK
Five years checkable history
Ability to pass required criminality checks
Right to work in the UK

This role will involve working at client sites across the UK, predominantly in London and the South East.  You will be expected to work travel and respond to call-outs as required.  A company vehicle is provided.

In order to apply for this vacancy, you must be able to supply the required answers to the following questions:

  • Can you provide original evidence of your right to work within the UK?
  • Do you have a valid driving licence?

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