Close Protection Deputy Team Leader , Iraq

Employer:Olive Group
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Job Code HC/JC/56/2011
Job Description
The Company Olive Group is an international provider of defensive protective security
services and is headquartered in the Middle East. Through our principal offices in the United Arab Emirates, the United States and the United Kingdom and our fourteen regional offices, we operate across five continents. We provide risk management and specialist manpower solutions to clients (commercial, governmental and international organisations) operating in high threat and challenging environments. Our Vision Our vision is to be the provider of choice for provision of safety, security and specialist support capabilities in high threat environments.

The Position Reporting to the respective Team Leader, the role of the Deputy Team Leader is to ensure the health, safety and security of Olive Group Personnel, or the personnel of the Clients of Olive Group consistent with Olive Group’s contractual obligations and complete compliance with prevailing laws.

Position Responsibilities
The responsibilities of the Deputy Team Leader are not exhaustive and may be adjusted from time to time on instruction from the Team Leader. In particular the Deputy Team leader is responsible for:
Task delivery, assist when required, with task planning and preparation with due regard for the level of threat conveyed by the most recent project risk assessment.
Attend briefings of assigned Olive Group and client personnel prior to conducting tasks and whenever required, to ensure strong client relations are upheld and managed professionally, politely and appropriately.
Comply with all directives issued by host state military or police, or such other authorities as may have authority over the Team or Operative during the course of tasks and missions, ensuring at all times and under all circumstances, that due courtesy is afforded them and effective and cooperative relations maintained.
Engage routinely with client, professionally, politely and appropriately.
Report to the Team Leader or Project Manager any client requests for services outside the agreed Scope of Works.
Management of vehicle documentation ensuring all vehicle documents are compliant with relevant standards before deployment on task.
Ensuring the security, serviceability and daily maintenance of a team’s firearms including recording their presence and ensuring they are handled safely at all times.
Assist the Team Leader, ensuring the Project Manager is informed of leavers, joiners and potential departures and any other relevant personnel information
Maintaining absolute familiarity with Olive Group Standard Operating Procedures and the legal parameters in which the team operates.
Undergo team training; receiving regular training and maintaining currency in tactics techniques procedures, actions on (response to incidents), updates to standard operating procedures and also project specific training.
Mentor, train and lead host state nationals to reach the highest standards of individual skill and team work as part of a company-wide initiative to advance nationalisation.
Liaison with such police, military and other agencies as the team may encounter, ensuring that it is handled with due courtesy and effective and cooperative relations are maintained.
Reporting all disciplinary and security related issues to the Team Leader.
Compliance with Rules for Use of Force consistent with procedures and regulations laid down by Olive Group in conjunction with the client, host state and International Laws.

Essential Requirements:
Minimum of 5 years of service in a Regular Army, reaching a minimum rank of Section Commander and with at least 2 years in that position.
Satisfactory completion of a formal Close Protection training course conducted by an SIA-approved training organisation (or other national equivalent).
In possession of a current SIA Close Protection License (or other national equivalent).
In possession of a valid certificate of qualification in First Person on Scene (Intermediate) (FPOS-I) having completed a training programme and qualified for the award with an Edexcel approved provider, or hold an equivalent national qualification for non-UK residents.
Satisfactory completion of a criminal record check within the recent 6 months.
Desirable Requirements:
In possession of a valid certificate of qualification in Medicine in Remote Areas (MIRA) certificated by the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care, approved by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Previous operational experience in the clients sector (e.g. Oil & Gas).

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