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Job Reference: G4S/RM/1156
Number of Positions: 2
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Location: Somalia
G4S Region:

G4S Business Unit:
Closing Date: January 18, 2013

Job Introduction:

G4S Risk Management is the specialist protective security and consulting arm of G4S plc, the world’s leading international security solutions group and a FTSE 100 listed company.  It builds on the comprehensive experience and the global expertise of G4S, with its 600,000 employees and an annual turnover in excess of £5 billion.  G4S Risk Management provides a range of services for clients operating in complex or sensitive environments.

G4S Risk Management’s primary focus is to provide national governments, multinational corporations and international peace and security agencies operating in hostile or sensitive environments with:

  • Protective security services
  • Risk advisory and consultancy services
  • Specialist training
  • Mine action services including Weapons Reduction and Explosive Ordnance Management
  • Development and reconstruction services.

We are continually recruiting for a dual role of CP Operators/Mechanic to work at the front end of the delivery of our operation, the role requires individuals people who are suitably experienced and qualified in firearms and armoured vehicle driving, they must be able to follow instructions clearly but also able to make command decisions on the spot in order to achieve the aims of the organization.

We have operations in Somalia on a rotation of 9 weeks in-country, 3 weeks on leave.  This is subject to a 12 month service agreement.

Role Responsibility:

  • Provide Close Protection in accordance with SOP’s for all clients as directed during Ops briefs or other “Quick Orders” briefs to take positive action and accountability for assigned work.
  • To assist the CPO Team Leader to execute the day to day assigned tasks.
  • Hands on repair and maintenance of the entire project fleet, largely consisting of Toyota Landcruiser B6 vehicles and similar soft skin vehicles.
  • To assist the Vehicle Commander in prior and post mission administration for serviceability and accountability of all designated equipment.
  • To provide statements when requested for the preparation of all incidents and accident reports.
  • To maintain a high standard of welfare, morale and discipline.
  • Execute any other tasks commensurate to the Operator’s role as deemed appropriate by the Project Manager.
  • Where required, working with local partners / workshops as may be needed from time to time
  • Manage the field workshop, carry out or supervise repairs, develop and work to a servicing schedule.
  • Set up and implement vehicle maintenance plan.
  • Deploy from base camp into the field to repair / recover vehicles as necessary.
  • Work outside normal hours as necessary to keep the fleet on the road.
  • Maintain a professional operational relationship with the clients.
  • Maintain an acceptable level of physical fitness.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Formal military / police training with at least 7 years service.
  • Recognised Close Protection course and current SIA licence in Frontline Close Protection.
  • Qualified Vehicle Mechanic.  City and Guilds, NVQ, BTEC or equivalent; previous British Army Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) Class A, B or C mechanic or Royal Engineers Fitter.
  •  Possesses SC clearance or has a history which will facilitate the issuance of SC clearance
  • Recent experience in a volatile or relevant environment (active service / commercial experience in low infrastructure environments).
  • Experience of firearms / off-road driving / first aid.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to follow instructions.
  • Experience of working as part of a workshop team.
  • Very good all round mechanical and electrical expertise. Able to do basic welding and fabrication.
  • Must be a self starter who can cope under pressure.
  • Must be able to handle working in isolated environments with other international and national staff for their allotted rotation.
  • Management of spares including stock.

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