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Senior Animal Technician

University of Surrey - FHMS Faculty Admin

Location: Guildford
Salary: £28,762 to £33,314 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 24th January 2023
Closes: 12th February 2023
Job Ref: 003923

Post Type: Fixed Term Contract for 12 months (maternity cover), Full Time

Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 12 February 2023

The University of Surrey is a global community of ideas and people, dedicated to life-changing education and research. Our ambition is to create the conditions that enable all our colleagues to succeed in their endeavours, with all colleagues having pride in the University and their contribution to its success, and where diversity and wellbeing are championed. By extracting maximum impact with lean organisational design and clear value-for-money criteria we can invest in our strategy and continue to have a well-loved and well-cared for campus.  

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Large Animal Technician to work in the School of Veterinary Medicine, supporting our clinical skills-based teaching and research programmes. The working hours are Monday - Friday during semester and exams/resit weeks Monday – Friday, 36 hrs per week flexible working between 8am & 5pm on a predetermined work Plan. Shorter hours out of semester or a flexible contract maybe available. 

The School of Veterinary Medicine aims to create a wealth of new knowledge of the animal world, taking a multi-disciplinary approach to veterinary education and research and creating the veterinary leaders of the future. With over £45m of investment, international and multi-partner collaborations, coupled with a multi-disciplinary approach and state-of-the-art equipment, teaching and research facilities, it could open up a world of possibilities for you too.  So join us at the forefront of developments in veterinary sciences. You will be part of a team of technical staff delivering a high standard of Animal welfare and husbandry along with technical support for teaching and research activities, in our new purpose built facilities. Working predominantly with Horses; so good handling skills and knowledge is essential but also working with Cattle, Sheep, Chickens etc.

You will have either a relevant qualification or significant and relevant experience in ideally an Equine environment, large animal environment or veterinary clinical environment, you will have also have a good understanding of relevant health and safety issues.

In return we offer a generous pension, flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties). There is also access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including our Bright Horizons on-site workplace nursery, which has an excellent 91% parent satisfaction score.

We aim to attract the best possible talent from the broadest range of people and continue to improve the number of staff from groups that are under-represented across our workforce. We provide an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all and value everyone in our community. Therefore, we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities. We are proud to hold the Race Equality Charter, Athena Swan Charter, Disability Confident, Accessible and UK Workplace Equality Index.

If you are enthusiastic, keen to join a School of Veterinary Medicine that is motivated to do things differently and open up a world of new possibilities, we would be delighted to hear from you.  For an informal discussion about the either role, please contact: Clare Casey-Simmons, Large Animal Facility Manager: c.casey@Surrey.ac.uk or Jon Cooper, Technical Services Manager: jonathan.cooper@surrey.ac.uk

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