Deputy Team Manager/Senior Technician

Location: Warwickshire Salary: £19,050 – £21,116 Ref: ALS 2312

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On behalf of our client, we are looking for a Deputy Team Manager to assist with the planning of day-to-day work of the Technician Team, supporting multiple clients in veterinary medicine, feed additives and safety studies and delivering animal husbandry and study procedures within a livestock facility. The successful candidate will carry out a range of husbandry and study tasks, applying a high level of expertise to the welfare of farm animals.

Basic Requirements:

  • Hold a Home Office Personal Licence, or have experience of working on Home Office regulated studies
  • Familiar with livestock biosecurity procedures
  • Strong husbandry skills with farm animals including cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, poultry and horses
  • Previous experience operating farm machinery is desirable
  • Experience with team management
  • Full UK Driving Licence

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work as part of the Technician Team, carrying out a wide range of practical husbandry and study tasks
  • Deputise for the Technician Team Manager, assisting with the planning and managing of day-to-day work in the unit
  • Apply a high level of animal husbandry knowledge to the care and welfare of all farm animals, collecting samples and data
  • Mentor staff to maintain technical standards of animal husbandry and study procedures
  • Maintain a close working relationship with all managers to understand the delivery needs of studies
  • Assist the Technician Team Manager to plan work rotas for effective and efficient staffing solutions
  • Be a knowledgeable point of contact for staff and external agencies on animal husbandry and welfare, controlled veterinary drugs, and health and safety
  • Be flexible, adaptable, able to work off site, and at weekends and unsociable hours if required

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.


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