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Junior Animal Technician

Would you like to join our friendly, hardworking team and be actively involved in the daily care and maintenance of farm animals, mainly sheep and poultry, in a busy Biological Facility?

Working under supervision, you will be involved in general husbandry of animals including; feeding, watering and carrying out of routine procedures to ensure the hygiene of animal accommodation as well as the general upkeep of the facility. The role will include record keeping and health monitoring of the animals also.

You will enjoy working with animals, with previous experience working with or caring for large animals. You will be positive, reliable and able to interact with team colleagues and research staff. You will have a good general education with GCSE English, Mathematics and a Science (or equivalent) as well as NVQ or Diploma in Animal Welfare / Animal Husbandry (desirable). You may also have minimal experience in a technical/laboratory setting.

The post is available immediately and subject to the satisfactory completion of a 3 month probationary period.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment and a security check.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

If you have any questions relating to this vacancy please contact the UBS recruitment team at or by calling 01223 766952.

Please quote reference AQ17752 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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