Livestock Technician – Innovis, Aberystwyth

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PREVIOUSLY INNOVIS BREEDING SERVICES
Full Time & Seasonal Animal Breeding
Technicians (Malvern)
AB Europe is seeking a versatile individual with practical
experience/understanding of sheep farming to support the
delivery of our artificial sheep breeding activities. Based from
our Malvern centre, the role will involve substantial travel
throughout the UK during the sheep breeding season (August – November with possible
extension)
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
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Providing technical support for on centre and on farm AI activites as and when required.
Ensuring that all administration associated with commercial service delivery is maintained
accurately including animal records.
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When on centre supporting the day to day activities to ensure the smooth operation of the
ram stud, collection facility, laboratories and semen store including techncial support for
on centre ram semen collection, processing and freezing; operation of the semen freezing
laboratory & semen freezing equipment; maintenance of semen storage facilities.
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Ensuring that all client animals under AB Europe’s care are maintained to the highest
health and husbandry standards and that all protocols and procedures are implemented
to ensure high quality service delivery.
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Liaison with staff at other AB Europe centres whenever necessary.
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Maintain good client and industry relationships in order to consolidate existing business
and help to secure new client relationships.
Qualifications, skills and experience
We place a strong emphasis on the development of practices which will enhance both the quality
and efficiency of our systems and the service that we give our customers. The ideal candidate
will be well-organized, have good attention to detail, practical experience of sheep farming /
sheep breeding / sheep handling. Working as part of a small team you will have good
interpersonal skills but be capable of working alone. A qualification in agriculture and/or animal
science is not essential but may be helpful.
Travel
The post will be based in Malvern but will involve travel throughout the UK and Ireland.
Hours of work
The seasonal position involves extensive travel and therefore additional hours are required
throughout the working week.
This full time position is based on 36.5hours/week. However, the highly seasonal nature of this
work means that additional hours will be required during the breeding season for which time off
is given in lieu during the off-season. The post may therefore suit an individual who wishes to
combine a full time role with other work / travelling etc outside of the peak season.
Remuneration
Our remuneration package will depend on skills and experience and varies on the full
time/seasonal position applied for.
Other
Candidates will also have a full driving licence.
Applicants should submit a CV and covering letter to:
Miss Jayne Armstrong
Centre Manager
Animal Breeding Europe
Aubrey’s Farm
Albright Lane
Bromesberrow
Ledbury
HR8 1RZ
Email: [email protected]
Closing date: Wednesday 8th July 15
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