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Ancillary Animal Technician
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF29205

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 27/09/2019

Job live date: 28/08/2019

Salary: £16,146 - £16,460

Employment type: AAS-Technical

Department: Technical Services

Division: Cluster 1

Hours per week: 36

Employment Basis/Type: Full-Time, Permanent

We are seeking an enthusiastic technician to join our team in this central University research facility, presenting an excellent opportunity for a motivated technician to fulfil their potential.  

Duties include general upkeep of the facility and its high hygiene and welfare standards. This will require the operation of specialist cleaning and disposal equipment, maintenance of stock, logging of routine data and other activities to support the team.
Duties will also include day to day, ethical care and welfare of small animals housed in the facility, this will consist of: Cleaning, feeding, watering, weaning, health checks and treatments.

You must explain, in your application, how you meet the following criteria:

•    Able to actively participate in and work as part of a team
•    Good Communication and IT skills
•    Basic knowledge of health and safety policy and procedures affecting self and others
•    Able to lift, move and position equipment and materials safely e.g. goods, equipment and chemicals
•    Able to carry out allocated, prescribed tasks to time and to the standard required


The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, is a Stonewall Diversity and Global Diversity Champion, and supports the principles of the Race Equality Charter and Athena SWAN.  Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that this role is not recognised as a graduate level job by UK Visas and Immigration and the Tier 2 sponsorship route is not available for non-graduate level occupations. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.


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