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Service Technician Supervisor

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £22,659 - £26,243
Ref: ALS 2186

On behalf of our client, a world leading academic institute, we are looking to recruit a Service Technician Supervisor to co-ordinate ancillary support to their barrier animal facilities and be responsible for the overall performance of the service team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for organising and supervising the cage support area, associated equipment and staff within an animal facility.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 20th January.

Basic Requirements:

  • GCSE grades A-C in English, Maths and a Science subject
  • An understanding of Home Office regulations and the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986
  • Confident in use of and first line maintenance of large equipment
  • Previous supervisory experience is essential
  • Ability to communicate efficiently at all levels and motivate staff together with the ability to manage a team with tact and diplomacy
  • Experience of working in an animal facility or research environment is desirable

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Organise and coordinate the ancillary area to maintain the clean and dirty flow of cages and used items
  • Direct line supervision of the service team and all associated health, welfare and working practices
  • Train, monitor and supervise staff in correct working procedures to ensure no cross contamination
  • Responsible for work allocation and quality of work, formulate rota for distribution of tasks
  • Liaise regularly with animal staff supervisors/coordinators to establish animal/research requirements and adjust ancillary area activities to meet these needs
  • Responsible for maintaining standards of cage and bottle preparation, rack and equipment cleaning, good housekeeping and cleanliness of ancillary areas, delegating the collection and distribution of laundry
  • Monitor and maintain appropriate levels of consumable items, and appropriate supply of clean cages/bottles by maintaining stock levels
  • Be familiar with and organise maintenance of all service area equipment and services, to include operation, routine maintenance, fault finding and training others in the use of ancillary associated equipment
  • Any other duties appropriate to the role or the grade that the Deputy Director/Bio Facility Manager or authorised Deputy may identify to facilitate the smooth running of the Institute.

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.