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Farm Research Technician- Fixed term -based at Myerscough Farms, Preston

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Myerscough Farms Team as a Farm Research Technician.

In this role you will be responsible for aiding in the day to day running of farm research activities. You will create and maintain spreadsheets and other data capture mechanisms, collecting data and monitoring the farm systems such as Growsafe, Afi-milk, weigh cells, animal performance and Farmplan in conjunction with farm secretary and other staff. There will also be practical work involved on the farm to help set up and manage trial work with animals and machinery as necessary.

It is essential the successful candidate has GCSE English at Grade C/4 or above (or an equivalent standard) as well as an Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience in relevant science discipline – if you are interested please apply.

For more information please see the job description.

Here at Myerscough College, we offer a fantastic working environment, an attractive benefit package - including access to the Local Government Pension Scheme and a wealth of professional development opportunities.

The role is 37 hours per week on a fixed term basis for 18 months.

The salary range is £19,241 to £23,201 per annum, pro rata, relating to qualifications and experience.

The closing date is Tuesday 26 October 2021

It is anticipated the interviews will be held virtually.

Please visit the College website at www.myerscough.ac.uk to download an application pack.  If you are unable to download an application pack, please contact the HR team on recruitment@myerscough.ac.uk

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 LGBTQIA 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.

Hours
37 hours per week
Department
Farms
Location
Myerscough College (Preston)
Salary
£19,241 to £23,201 per annum, pro rata, relating to qualifications and experience
Reference No
FRT-FT
Closing Date
Tuesday 26 October 2021
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