Animal Technician

Location
Weybridge, Surrey
Salary
£24,369
Posted
25 Nov 2021
Closes
23 Dec 2021
Ref
226165237
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Animal Technician

£24,369

Weybridge, Surrey

Ref 163863

The Animal and Plant Health Agency safeguards animal and plant health for the benefit of people, the environment and the economy by identifying, managing and eradicating animal diseases. By joining us, you will be part of an organisation with a wide range of important priorities. We conduct research into bacterial, viral and prion diseases and vaccines, identify and control endemic and exotic diseases, manage disease surveillance programmes and protect endangered wildlife.

Summary of the Role

Being part of a dynamic, large and versatile team, you will be responsible for the daily husbandry, care and welfare of experimental livestock, poultry species and small laboratory animals to ensure that Animal Welfare, Biosecurity, Health and Safety and Quality procedures are adhered to at all times.

Duties include the cleaning of animal accommodation and assisting with required procedures or carrying out regulated procedures under licence as well as working in biocontainment. The safe operation of laboratory and agricultural machinery is required as may be the collection and delivery of livestock. APHA offers excellent development opportunities and a very good benefit package. See full job description for further details.

Closing date for applications is 06/01/2022

Interviews are expected to take place in January 2022