Animal Care Technician Post Ref: AC67

Post Title: Animal Care Technician

Post Reference: AC67

Hours: 37 hours per week – Monday – Sunday with flexibility to meet business needs

This post will be considered as a Job Share

Salary: £17,382 per annum which is point 22 on the Support Staff Salary Scale

Job Purpose: To support the day-to-day running of the animal care resources, to supervise students and to deliver and assess practical animal care skills instruction.

Vision: The College is looking for a dedicated, enthusiastic and self-motivated person who has an interest in working with not only animals but people as well. The person will be confident with the care and handling of a range of animals together with the ability to deliver high quality, inspiring practical teaching sessions suitable for the sector in the 21st Century and to supervise a group of students to ensure H&S and the welfare of animals at all times. This is a new and exciting opportunity for the right person to help shape the future of animal management education.

Further detail:

A flexible and positive attitude is required alongside the ability to challenge and motivate students. The role promises a varied and interesting workload. The role would suit someone who is working in industry and is now seeking a new challenge.

Status: Permanent

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Sarah Hassall on 01305 215210 during normal working hours.


AC67 Job Description – Animal Welfare and Science Technician

The Closing Date for Applications:  Tuesday 26th June at 9:00am

Proposed Interview Date:  Friday 6th July 2018

To Apply:

Please return the completed Application Form by email to or by post to: HR Department, Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8PY.

Applicants for this position must complete a college employment application form. CVs will not be accepted.

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You will be asked to provide evidence of all the qualifications listed on your application form at interview.

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Kingston Maurward College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The College welcomes applications from people with a disability and will offer interviews to all those who are able to reasonably fulfil the criteria outlined in this Job Description. If applicants with a disability shortlisted for interview require any assistance in attending please contact the College’s Human Resources Manager in order that alternative arrangements are made.

Kingston Maurward College reserves the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

Following receipt of completed application forms, if you have not heard from the College within 2 weeks of the closing date regrettably you will not have been short listed on this occasion. All short listed applicants will be contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date or no later than 3 days prior to the interview date (where an interview date is specified).



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