Animal Care Learning Support Technician

Wiltshire College & University Centre
South West

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Job Description

Animal Care Learning Support Technician
Permanent, Full Time 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Salary: £20,749 per annum
Campus: Lackham, Wiltshire

About the role
Do you have a passion within animal care and welfare? We are searching for someone to maintain our range of animals and facilities at the Lackham Animal Resource Centre and to guide and support students in the same.
Our animals are fundamental to our teaching quality and our student progression; and you as a successful technician can be a part of that journey.
This is a great opportunity for someone wanting to gain experience within the educational environment, with further training available we can support your career progression.
About You
You will be pro-active, passionate and motived to support our Animal Care provision, helping our learners achieve by assisting our lecturers and preparing the workplace. The successful candidate will have recent relevant experience of the Animal Care industry and hold good knowledge of the animal care and welfare.
Our Lackham Estate and its farm holding have a well-documented heritage dating back to Saxon times. The management of the Farm and the wider Lackham Estate is a live and ongoing 21st century case study in countryside and rural land management. Located in the crook of the Bristol Avon near historic Lacock, in the heart of rural Wiltshire, the estate has a range of natural and semi-natural habitats and landscape features of benefit to wildlife and wildlife conservation.
About Us
Wiltshire College and University Centre plays a vital role in Wiltshire’s economy, inspiring people to develop the skills they need to achieve. Our five campuses are learning hubs in their communities, and we aspire to be an outstanding, financially robust and commercially agile provider, achieving our clear social mission on behalf of learners and employers across Wiltshire and beyond. Our turnover is around £35 million per annum, we employ some 800 staff, and support around 13,000 students.
Our benefits include a competitive salary and 30 (Professional Services) / 35 (Academic) days annual leave (plus bank holidays and additional closure days over the Christmas period). You will also be automatically enrolled into a generous pension scheme, have access to our employee assistance programme (EAP) and enjoy other benefits such as discounts with a wide variety of retailers, free car parking onsite and free access to gyms at our campuses.
Closing date: 08/12/22
Please note that vacancies may close early if sufficient applications have been received; therefore, we would encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.
Interview date: TBC
Wiltshire College & University Centre is committed to Safeguarding. We recruit in line with the Safer Recruitment Guidance set out by the Department for Education in ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’. This includes carrying out an enhanced DBS check (which the College will pay for), including an enhanced children’s barred list check and other employment checks, which include a search of the online presence of shortlisted candidates.
At Wiltshire College and University Centre we value diversity, and we recognise that people with different backgrounds bring different perspectives, ideas, knowledge, and culture, and that this difference brings great strength. We are committed to the protection of young people and vulnerable adults and to safeguarding and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We are proudly accredited to the Disability Confident Employer award, part of this means a commitment to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for a job vacancy and consider them on their abilities.
Please contact us with any queries.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £20,749.00 per year