Animal Technician

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Overview of Role

As an Animal Technician you will provide technical support for Animal Practitioners and Lecturers by ensuring learning materials, tools and equipment for students are maintained and prepared for workshops and the safe and effective operation of the Animal Centre. You will assist Instructors and lecturing staff with class demonstrations and students working in practical situations, ensuring that tools and equipment are maintained and stored safely.  You will help to maintain Animal Centre inventories and technical literature and liaise with the Animal Centre Manager to discuss timetables and equipment required.

This is a varied and interesting role where you will be responsible for keeping the Animal Centre tidy, ensuring the environment is safe at all times for our students and visitors, conducting tours, provide husbandry and medical care for all animals on the unit, providing food, water and maintaining the accomodation for a variety of animals, ordering stock and consumables for the workshop.


  • NVQ Level 2 or equivalent in relevant subject area such as Animal Care. NVQ Level 3 would be highly desirable.

  • Full Clean Driving Licence 

  • Experience of working in a practical setting within a relevant Animal care environment

  • Knowledge of caring for a broad range of animal species

  • Experience of maintaining stock, carrying out stock audits and liaising with various suppliers

  • Must have an awareness of health and safety issues

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 

  • Excellent communication and team working skills

  • Able to work safely with minimum supervision and manage and prioritise workload

Coleg Cambria is committed to raising the profile of the Welsh language - Welsh language skills are desirable for this position.

Coleg Cambria is a ‘Disability Confident’ Employer.

The promotion of Equality and Diversity is an essential part of the work we do and as part of this, the College is committed to having a diverse staff group.

Closing Date: 02/10/2020

Please be aware that Coleg Cambria reserves the right to close our vacancies earlier than the listed date if we have received a high level of applications. We would recommend that if you do wish to be considered that you complete the application as promptly as possible. If you do not hear from us within 2 weeks of the closing date unfortunately, you have not been successful in securing an interview. 

A DBS Disclosure will be requested from the successful candidate being offered the position. You will also be required to register with the Education Workforce Council.

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