|Location:||Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees|
|Salary:||£19,870 to £21,179 per annum|
|Placed On:||9th December 2022|
|Closes:||6th January 2023|
Hours/weeks: 37 hours /52 weeks per year
Are you already working in education and looking for a new challenge? Or employed in industry and looking to work more closely with your community? Whether in a teaching & learning role or in one of our specialised Business Support functions, you’ll be involved in nurturing and developing the next generation of animal care workers and countless others. We’re already a successful college, but we’re continually striving to be better and do better - be part of our story!
In the role of Animal Care Technician, you’ll predominantly be based at the Taylor Hill centre and your focus will be on making a significant contribution to the effective delivery of the curriculum, in line with the College’s Quality Improvement Strategy and to ensure a high quality and relevant learning experience for all students on the courses. Your key responsibilities will be to provide technical support within the animal care section and to assist the Senior Technician and Curriculum Area Manager to organise, supervise and support students during practical skills sessions and yard duties.
You undertake all animal husbandry activities required including construction / maintenance of animal accommodation, feeding and providing the correct diet, administering medications, thorough cleaning of animal housing and replenish bedding materials / enrichment as necessary and to undertake general technician duties as may be required.
The post holders may be required to work overtime in an emergency situation, i.e. a vet call out or security issue, monitor and record the health and wellbeing of animals and work safely to prevent animal injury or escape. Ideally, you’ll have a relevant up to date qualification in Animal Care at a minimum of Level 3 qualification or above with literacy and numeracy (e.g. GCSE English and Maths at grade A*-C or 4-9). A clean driving licence will also be beneficial. It’s important that you’re able to communicate effectively, engage with young people and demonstrate our College values of Kindness, Unity and Excellence in your role.
Due to the nature of our work, it’s essential you’re committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults We believe learning is not just for our students: it’s an important part of working here too. Staff development opportunities include a mentoring scheme, financial contributions for external qualifications and skills development for current and aspiring managers. You’ll also have access to a range of staff benefits including an employee assistance programme, retail and leisure discounts and reduced Metro travel. We want people who believe in the value of education, and who can contribute to our culture of supporting and challenging one another.
If you have any queries about the role or the application process please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Please check your emails regularly during the recruitment process (including spam and junk folders) as this is how you will be contacted once you have applied. Please ensure you remove personal details from your CV.
As an employer we are committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of an individuals’ sex, age, religion, race, marital status, disability status, sexual orientation, maternity or care leaver status. We are committed to exploring opportunities for flexible working and ensuring the work-life balance and wellbeing of our workforce.
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