Dog Section Trainer
The core role of the Trainer will be to effectively deliver instruction on all aspects of Police Dog Handling to both Novice and Operational Police Dog Handlers.
The skills requiring training will include all General Purpose Police Dog elements as well as Specialist Search Dog elements with an emphasis on new and developing areas. (I.e. Forensic Search Dogs.) There will be a requirement to keep accurate records and an ability to provide constructive feedback to Police Officers.
The successful applicant will be responsible for planning and delivering various Dog Training courses throughout the calendar year as well as the selection and acquisition of suitable replacement dogs to meet succession planning requirements.
The role requires that the successful applicant will take novice dogs home and care for them/exercise them appropriately. This requirement extends outside of normal working hours and includes rest days. In recompense a Dog Handler’s allowance will be paid accordingly, a double kennel will be supplied for use at home and the use of an unmarked Police Vehicle made available for the transport of dogs. It is expected that the vehicle will be kept at the candidate’s home address. The role clearly impacts massively on home and family life and as such it is essential that applicants discuss the expected implications with all family members likely to be affected.
The shifts worked are predominately Monday to Friday with weekends off. There will be some late shifts worked in order to train Dogs during the hours of darkness.
Please review the job description to ensure you meet the essential and ideally most / some of the desirable criteria before applying.
Skills & Experience Required:
• Previous experience of operationally working licensed police dogs. (This will also be assessed by way of practical assessment)
• NPCC/ACPO qualification In General Purpose Police Dog Instruction. (this should include a classroom Skills Qualification)
• NPCC/ACPO qualification In Specialist Police Search Dog Instruction. (Drugs or Explosives Search)
• Ability to evidence previous working in a Police Dog Training environment and the delivery of a successful Initial Police Dog Training Course within the last 12 months.
• Full driving licence and be able to pass an in force driving assessment.
• An ability to effectively deliver training. (This will be assessed by way of delivering a practical Police Dog Training Session)
• Previous experience of planning/delivering Forensic Search Dog Training.
• Previous experience of preparing and delivering development plans.
• Demonstrate an ability to effectively problem solve.
Closing on 25 March 2019 at 23:55 hrs
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