Animal Care Technician

Job number


Working pattern

Part Time


up to £2,149 per annum, dependent upon skills and experience

Closing date for applications

Thursday, 19 September 2019

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Animal Care Technician to join our Animal Care department.

The purpose of the role is to provide support services including; preparation and maintenance of food, stores and supplies and animal environments, including cleaning of animal areas, exercise of animals, maintain equipment and consumable materials. 

The successful applicant must have:

  • L3 or equivalent in Animal Care
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Be able to work effectively on their own or as part of a team
  • A strong desire to work with animals
  • Have experience of working with domestic animals

The role's main duties include: 

  • Providing Animal Husbandry.    
  • Maintaining the department areas and equipment such that they may be used effectively and safely by staff and students.
  • Preparing materials, apparatus and equipment for student practical work, training and lecture demonstrations.  
  • Maintaining accurate records against welfare, administering of medication, food consumption.
  • Organising and ensure effective operation and security of classrooms and workshop areas, with particular regard to hazardous and/or inflammable materials and their safe storage.
  • Keeping all areas clean, tidy and safe 
  • Maintaining kitchen/laundry environment.
  • Maintaining welfare of animals in a companionship role.
  • Preparing materials for teaching, marketing and administration purposes.
  • Assist academic staff in accomplishing learning objectives.

The closing date for all applications will be Thursday 19 September 2019. Interview date to be confirmed.

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Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive we will only be able to contact candidates who have been selected for interview.

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Please note that we do not accept CV’s by way of application or online application via other websites, you must complete a Grantham College application form.

All employment offers are subject to a self-funded (£44) satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.