Dog Handler

  • Job Reference: 00001497-1
  • Date Posted: 16 March 2021
  • Recruiter: The British Army
  • Location: Shrewsbury, Telford and Nationwide
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Dog Handler

As a Dog Handler, you’ll take Military Working Dogs (MWD) wherever the Army is deployed. You start by working with protection dogs; making sure that bases and Army sites are safe and secure. Later, you might be chosen to handle specialist dogs that can sniff out arms and explosives. In barracks and on low-level training exercises, you’ll work with colleagues in the Royal Army Veterinary Corps. On operations or large-scale exercises, you’ll support troops from every part of the Army – wherever military dogs are needed. You’ll train your dogs to the highest standard and enjoy an incredible bond. Together, you could save lives.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work in challenging and hostile environments.
  • Work mostly outdoors.
  • Work outside normal hours (looking after animals).
  • Use all your patience and a consistent approach to work successfully with animals.
  • Carry out other military duties.