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Casual Animal Technician - Witton

Casual Animal Care Technician – Based at Witton

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About the role

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

In this role of Casual Animal Care Technician, under the direction of full-time staff, 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 our range of small animal, exotic and large animals at the Witton Pak campus based in Blackburn.

You will also provide reliable and regular Bank holiday and college holiday cover and to be available on rota basis to support 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.

The role is casual hours –and will include weekends and holiday period cover             

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.

Please click on the job description below for more information.

Key Information

Hours – 2 days equivalent  - days may vary dependant on centre needs

Department – Animal Studies

Location – Witton Campus

Salary -  The salary is Subject to National Minimum Wage in line with age

Closing date – 12 noon Wednesday 7th December

Interviews and practical skills assessment to take place Wednesday 14th December


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.


2 days equivalent - days may vary dependant on centre needs
Animal Studies
Blackburn, Witton
The salary is Subject to National Minimum Wage in line with age
Reference No
Closing Date
Wednesday 7 December 2022
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