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Animal Care Technician

My career at Myerscough College – Inspiring Excellence

About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Animal Studies Team as an Animal Care Technician

In this role of Animal Care Technician, you will be responsible for the maintenance and promotion of high animal welfare standards and care at all times in compliance with Animal Welfare Act 2006 and relevant Codes of Practice across the full range of the College’s educational collection to include small animal, zoo, exotic species and large animals on the Animal Unit.

It is essential the successful candidate has GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above (or an equivalent standard), Level 3 animal management qualification or working towards higher and have successfully carried out or be in the process of carrying out work placement in an animal collection.

Myerscough offers a generous holiday entitlement and excellent pension as well as many other benefits. We are an incredibly welcoming team with fantastic enthusiasm for continuously improving.

Why join us?

At Myerscough College and University Centre we have a nationally and internationally recognised Further Education, Higher Education, Adult Education and Apprenticeship provision. The Further Education provision is well established, the Higher Education provision has a well-recognised partnership with UCLan and the apprenticeship provision is operational nationally. We offer a rewarding and enjoyable working environment, where colleagues are inspired to make a positive difference to the educational experience and employability of our students. We are one of the top five largest land-based and sports colleges in the UK.

Visit our website https://bit.ly/CareersAtMyerscough for the full list of excellent benefits our college offers.

Safeguarding our students is of paramount importance. Our recruitment process has been designed to keep students safe and to ensure that we appoint safe and suitable people.


All successful applicants will be required to undertake pre-employment background and safeguarding checks.


The successful applicant will be responsible for complying with all safeguarding policies and practices, and for ensuring student safety and wellbeing is at the forefront of everything they do.

This post is not exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.


We are an equal opportunity employer; we want all our candidates to have a fair and equal opportunity to secure employment with us. We encourage applications from all underrepresented groups: BAME applicants, disabled applicants, and LGBT+ applicants.


If you require any adjustments to the recruitment process, due to a disability, then please speak with a member of the HR team.


As a disability confident employer, we commit to guaranteeing an interview for any disabled applicant who meets all of the essential criteria.

Animal Studies
Myerscough College (Preston)
£18,852 - £19,336 per annum relating to qualifications and experience
Reference No
Closing Date
Wednesday 7 December 2022
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