Trainee Dog Handlers

UK wide
£20-30k per annum
Trainee Dog Handler
Application Deadline
28 Feb 2019

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Do you want to move from benefits to employment? Are you seeking a new challenge or career change?

Accredited as Investors in People Gold and a Living Wage Champion, we work exclusively with government agencies, blue chip clients and other ‘risk-averse’ organisations such as critical national infrastructure operators. Our business is experiencing a sustained period of growth with an increased demand on our canine security operations and research and development related to innovative canine training and service provisions.  As such, we are seeking to recruit the next generation of ‘superstars’ to join our team.

We have a requirement for ‘Trainee Dog Handlers

A career as a General Purpose Canine Handler or Specialist Detection Canine Handler is currently in high demand and can be an exceptionally rewarding one. Often you will be deployed at high risk or high profile sites – tasked with the protection of people, places and/or products.

Required Qualifications:

We will accept applications from candidates without formal training such (NASDU Level 2 or equivalent) – though those without prior suitable training will be required to attain the necessary qualification through attendance of our recommended training programmes:

NASDU General Purpose Canine Handler Level 2 courseat Malpeet K9 Academy in Brigend, South Wales

Course dates and costs are available to view via the links above.

You will be required to fund your own course placement.

For the NASDU General Purpose Canine Handler Level 2 Course – funding support is available for ex-military personnel through the
ELCAS scheme.

To commence work as a General Purpose Dog Handler – you will be required to hold a valid SIA Licence. If you do not currently hold a valid SIA licence – we have a partner organisation who can provide the training necessary for you to complete in order to successfully apply for a licence.

Successful Candidates:

Candidates who successfully complete our course will receive a NASDU Level 2 accreditation (Malpeet K9) and will be guaranteed an interview to explore employment opportunities within our company.

If you are successful in gaining employment with us, our Canine Team will work to support you through continuous training, advice and equipment support; and you will be provided with a number of training shifts on GSS sites (some accompanied) until ready to commence full-time deployment. We can also offer advice on buying a canine (also ask if we have any available for loan or sale) as owning your own suitable canine is another pre-requisite of employment in this field.

General Purpose Dog Handlers can then go on to realistically earn between £20k-£30k per year.

Closing date:  n/a

If interested in this role – please submit your CV for consideration.  Or for further details please email (quoting Ref: GSSTDH1) or write to: GSS (UK) Ltd, HR, Great Oak Farm, Mag Lane, Lymm, Cheshire, WA13 0TF

GSS (UK) Ltd is an equal opportunities employer.