We are currently recruiting for the following vacancies:

  • Part Time Book Keeper
  • Instructor / Detection Dog Trainer
  • Explosive Detection Dog Handler
  • Detection Dog Handler – Northern France
  • Canine Recruits

Full details of these roles can be found below.  To apply please forward a CV and cover letter to info@wagtailuk.com

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Part Time Book Keeper

Wagtail UK Ltd are looking to recruit an experienced book keeper for a part time, permanent role (2 days per week) based at their offices in Flintshire, North Wales.

This is a small but busy team and the right candidate needs to have previous experience of working within accounts and general administration.  Suitable applicants must be computer literate.  A good working knowledge of Sage 50 is essential.

Duties will include, but not limited to:

  • Processing purchase and sales invoices
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Payment runs
  • Reconciling supplier statements
  • Matching credit card receipts and reconciling
  • Raising month recharge overheads
  • Petty cash posting
  • Dealing with queries

 

The successful candidate must have:

  • working knowledge of accounting practices and procedure
  • working knowledge of Sage 50
  • at least eight years previous experience in a similar role
  • confident with using Microsoft Office (Excel and Outlook)
  • be organised with a strong attention to detail
  • knowledge of ISO 27001 policy and procedures desirable
  • knowledge of GDPR practice

 

To apply please send your CV and cover letter to info@wagtailuk.com

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Instructor / Detection Dog Trainer

Wagtail UK Ltd is an international, multi-award-winning company, specialising in detection dogs and dog handler training. Established in 2003, Wagtail provides detection dogs and related services for government agencies including UK Border Force, HM Revenue and Customs, Police, Trading Standards and Armed Forces. The company specialises in detection dogs for explosives, drugs, tobacco and products of animal origin including ivory, bush meat and pangolin scale, and prides itself on a philosophy to deliver quality without compromise.

What will this role of Instructor / Detection Dog Trainer entail?

Working from the detection dog handling school in North Wales, as an Instructor / Detection Dog Trainer, you will be part of a team of Instructors yet delivering courses independently. You will deliver a wide variety of pre-prepared structured courses to both private clients and company employees, which will be both hands on and classroom based.

Courses delivered by Wagtail include but are not limited to; Passive / Proactive / Dual Purpose Dog Handler Drug Detection courses – Level 3, and an Explosive Detection Dog Handler course – Level 4.

Tobacco and Live Body dog training is also undertaken by the highly-skilled Wagtail Instructors.

What will I need to be considered for this Instructor / Detection Dog Trainer vacancy?
  • Proven detection dog handling experience with explosive and drugs searches
  • Qualified Assessor / Instructor
  • Have a full UK driving licence

Whilst not essential, a background within the military or police force is highly desired.

What will I receive in return?

You will be part of a well-established and growing business, where you will have the opportunity to attain further qualifications with a variety of classifications of dogs.

Salary: £30,000 per annum

Contract Type: Permanent, full time hours

Location: Flintshire, North Wales

Please note, due to the nature of the business, there is a strict selection and vetting process involved in the hiring for this position.

To apply please send your CV and cover letter to info@wagtailuk.com

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Explosive Detection Dog Handler

Wagtail UK Ltd is an international, multi-award-winning company, specialising in detection dogs and dog handler training. Established in 2003, Wagtail provides detection dogs and related services for government agencies including UK Border Force, HM Revenue and Customs, Police, Trading Standards and Armed Forces.  The company specialises in detection dogs for explosives, drugs, tobacco and products of animal origin including ivory, bush meat and pangolin scale, and prides itself on a philosophy to deliver quality without compromise.

What will this role of Explosive Detection Dog Handler entail?

Working as a specialist detection dog handler on various operational searches all over the United Kingdom for high profile clients.

Essential:
  • Proven detection dog handling experience with explosive searches
  • NASDU Level 4 accreditation
  • Have a full UK driving licence

Whilst not essential, a background within the military or police force is highly desired.

What will I receive in return?

You will be part of a well-established and growing business, where you will have the opportunity to attain further qualifications with a variety of classifications of dogs.

Please note, due to the nature of the business, there is a strict selection and vetting process involved in the hiring for this position.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £26,500.00 to £27,500.00 /year

Location: Flintshire, North Wales

Experience:

Explosive Detection Dog Handler: 1 year (Required)
Licence: United Kingdom (Preferred)

To apply please send your CV and cover letter to info@wagtailuk.com

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Detection Dog Handler – Northern France

Imagine a job that gives you the freedom to work one week on and one week off all year round? If you like the sound of this and would love to work with dogs on a daily basis, then this opportunity to join reputable UK based business Wagtail UK Ltd, is one not to be missed. Your working weeks will be in Northern France where your accommodation will be provided and at the end of each working week you will return to the UK to enjoy your time off.

Who will I be working with?

Wagtail UK Ltd is an international, multi-award-winning company, specialising in detection dogs and dog handler training. Established in 2003, Wagtail provides detection dogs and related services for government agencies including UK Border Force, HM Revenue and Customs, Police, Trading Standards and Armed Forces. The company specialises in detection dogs for explosives, drugs, tobacco and products of animal origin including ivory, bush meat and pangolin scale, and prides itself on a philosophy to deliver quality without compromise.

What will this role of Detection Dog Handler entail?

As a Detection Dog Handler, you will be part of a team providing support for a high-profile UK Government contract. Your duties will include, although not be limited to:

  • Providing a high standard of service by carrying out external search exercises on vehicles and communicating to the Search Team for further investigation as necessary
  • Carrying out general kennel duties, ensuring all areas are kept clean and sterile
  • Ensuring the welfare of each dog in your care, including regular health checks, grooming and bathing, regular exercise and feeding
  • Carrying out maintenance duties for all company property, ensuring vehicles are kept fuelled and cleaned regularly
  • Completing a range of administrative reports including dog training, health checks, vehicle inspection and incident reports
  • Participating in the introduction of new techniques and change in accordance with the needs of the service

What will I need to be considered for this Detection Dog Handler vacancy?

  • A natural affinity and confidence around dogs and a strong desire to learn
  • Knowledge of animal husbandry requirements
  • Great team player with excellent communication skills
  • Full clean driving licence
  • Superb organisation skills, with good attention to detail
  • Basic IT skills
  • A resilient nature with the ability to work efficiently under pressure
  • Willingness to develop skills and undertake training to continuously progress
  • A professional smart appearance

Although not essential, proven dog handling experience with search and / or patrol dogs and the ability to speak French is desirable for this role.

What will I receive in return?

Salary: £27,183, rising to £28,355 per annum following successful completion of six-month probation period. Plus, fully expensed accommodation in France when on shift.

Hours of Work: Seven days per week, working on a one week on, one week off basis

Contract Type: Potential for a permanent contract upon completion of probation period and necessary qualifications

Location: You’ll be working at client sites in Northern France. Please note that you will need to reside in and return to the UK at the end of your weekly rota. You will be required to cover your own travel costs to and from Northern France.

Please note, due to the nature of the business, there is a strict selection and vetting process involved in the hiring for this position.

To apply please send your CV and cover letter to info@wagtailuk.com

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Canine Recruits

Due to a huge increase in demand for our sniffer dogs and detection services, Wagtail UK is looking for new canine recruits to join our highly successful team.

Ideally, dogs should be of working dog breed, have high drive and enthusiasm and be between 9 months and 3 years old.

If you are looking to re-home your dog, please contact: info@wagtailuk.com or joanne.martin@wagtailuk.com for more information.