Job family & level:
School of Veterinary Medicine and Science
The Purpose of the Role:
This is a training role and will provide support to the smooth day to day running of the
School Animal Facilities and Clinical Laboratories. The School is top-rated for both teaching and research and this role offers the opportunity to be involved and gain experience in a variety of technical settings at the UK’s leading Veterinary School.
Main Responsibilities i.e. What is done.… To what / for whom…. With what outcome, or result.
% time per year
40% 1 Husbandry and care of school small holding animals. Duties to include routine feeding, cleaning out and carrying out daily health checks working under the supervision/direction of senior colleagues.
1 Support the running of the school livery yard including the routine husbandry and care of the school horse.
3 Support the running the school kennels and cattery. Duties to include exercise of dogs and the general house-keeping of the facilities.
3 Maintenance of the school animal facilities including the general cleaning of facilities, laundry of PPE and restocking of consumables and feed stuff.
5 Support practical teaching through the provision of animal handling expertise.
Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications & Experience
Minimum of a good standard of education evidenced by up to 5
GCSEs (grade c and above) or equivalent, demonstrating numeracy and literacy , with potential for further study where appropriate
Ability to communicate effectively with staff and students
Good manual dexterity
Experience of working with various animal species
Other Ability to work on own initiative as well as part of a team
i) taken independently by the role holder;
Implementing safety and standard operational procedures
ii) taken in collaboration with others;
Organisation of space and resources within the relevant work area.
iii) referred to the appropriate line manager by the role holder.
Matters concerning the health and welfare of school animals
Matters outside normal School policy
Implementation of new safety policies or major changes to existing policies
Purchasing and procurement
Scope of the Role
The role is a training role as an animal care technician within the School of Veterinary
Medicine and Science.
Please quote ref: APP2016-119616.