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Junior Animal Technician

Location: Hatfield
Salary: £14,763 - £15,500
Ref: ALS 1997

Agenda has a unique opportunity for a Junior Animal Technician to start their career working with animals!

You will be joining our facility management team, based in Hatfield, in working towards new advances in research and maintaining the welfare standards of the animals.

The successful candidate will be conducting animal husbandry duties as well as assisting the licensees when required. Within this role, you will receive unique opportunities to develop your technical skills in all areas.

This is a part time position.

Basic Requirements:

  • Animal Care Qualification and a genuine interest in the care of animals
  • A background within animal technology is desirable but full training will be given
  • Be passionate about animal welfare
  • High communication and organisational skills
  • The ability to understand and follow technical instructions
  • Flexible approach to work and supporting additional hours on the weekend where required
  • Own transportation would be required due to site location.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for specified animal holding rooms and the daily care of the animals, including provision of food/ water and restock of materials
  • Being responsible for the overall welfare of the animals whilst undergoing studies in all species
  • Performing health checks/formal observations on animals
  • Cleaning and maintenance duties throughout the unit, working to a high standard of cleanliness and health and safety at all times
  • Recording data to support regulatory compliance and animal welfare
  • Adhere to Home Office guidelines and the Animal Scientific Procedures Act 1986.

Due to the bio security restrictions, unfortunately our client cannot employ anyone that owns or comes into regular contact with rabbits, mice, rats, guinea pigs or ferrets.

Agenda and its clients only recruit people who are passionate about animal care and welfare, people with integrity who are honest and trustworthy and who have a great work ethic.  To enable us to hire the very best people we will conduct a full and comprehensive background and pre-employment screening as an essential part of the recruitment process.