EDD Handler (Central London)

Central London
2 weeks, 1 week off pattern
Application Deadline
15 October 2021

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EDD Handler (Central London)


Already supporting the biggest brands in the world, Global Support Services UK is enjoying a sustained period of growth, as such we would like to hear from the UK’s most talented Explosives Detection Dog Handler to join our fast growing team.

This is an exciting and dynamic role at one of Europe’s fastest-growing private security companies. We are committed to providing the highest quality of service and delivering our prestigious blue chip client base with service excellence.

Reporting to the Operations Team you will be working for GSS at the world’s largest multimedia company based in the King’s Cross area of London. You will be responsible for ensuring the seamless provision of Explosive Detection Dog search at our client’s prestigious, high-profile sites, in and around central London.

Our Company:

Holding Investors in People, a Financial Times FT-1000 Fast Growth Business and as a Living Wage Champion employer, we currently have over 180 team members working from offices and client locations across the UK.

We offer specialist security support services and work exclusively with blue-chip organisations.

Our mission: To identify risk, provide reassurance, keep you safe. Everyone at GSS is passionate about what they do.

Our vision: To be the leading specialist security provider, delivering innovative and exceptional service, recognised as the employer of choice in our sector.

Responsibilities and Duties

Working a two weeks on, one week off shift pattern, you will be tasked with planned assignments (Monday to Friday), as well as supporting ad hoc events across our client’s corporate estate, primarily across Central London. Duties consist of both building and bag searches and high-visibility public reassurance patrols to build affinity with our client’s employees and visitors.

It is imperative that your dog(s) are highly socialised and are comfortable working in areas of high public circulation as you will be operating in busy office environments…and for a client with a very pro-dog culture!

Qualifications and Skills

  • You must be presentable, articulate, engaging, confident and flexible
  • You shall be BS8517-2 compliant
  • Your dog(s) must be well socialised and very comfortable working in areas of high-public circulation
  • You must have a reliable and suitable vehicle also compliant to BS:8517-2
  • You must be in possession of a minimum HABC Level 4 Certificate – Explosive Detection Dog Handler (or equivalent)
  • You must have a valid SIA License
  • You must submit to screening to BS:7858 Code of Practice for Security Screening of Personnel Employed in a Security Environment
  • Successful applicants will be subject to baseline assessment by our Training Team and a trial shift(s) and vehicle inspection at our clients premises.


  • Exceptional rates of pay
  • 5.6 weeks holiday (including bank holiday) and pension
  • Genuine opportunities for career progression
  • Exceptional support from a colleague facing Head Office team