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Animal Technician

Location: Leicestershire
Salary: £16,302
Ref: ALS 2207

On behalf of our client, we are looking to recruit an Animal Technician to carry out daily husbandry duties to support scientific research. They are looking for candidates who are passionate about their work and are interested in developing and working towards obtaining a Home Office personal licence.

Please note that due to our client’s rural location and in the absence of suitable public transport links, having your own transport is essential.

Basic Requirements:

  • Previous experience working with and handling animals
  • Animal care qualification at Level 2 or higher
  • Previous experience as an animal technician is desirable
  • The ability to learn and have empathy with the animals and the capability to develop the requisite skills
  • Good communication and organisational skills

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Providing food, water and bedding to the animals
  • Changing cages and associated equipment
  • Performing cleaning duties within the animal rooms and facility
  • Coordinating with vendors and supervisors on operational, administrative and technical responsibilities
  • Overseeing procurement of animals and supplies, preventive maintenance of facility equipment
  • Collecting study data both manually and using electronic data capture systems

Due to the biosecurity 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.