Job title: Animal Care Technician (part time)

Type: Permanent

Salary: £18,278 per annum (pro rata)   

Location: SRUC Oatridge Campus, West Lothian

REF: ACF/AVS/042/20

Closing date: 21 March 2021

SRUC is unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe.  Our ambitious and exciting vision is to work at local, national and international levels, leading innovation and sustainable development in agriculture and rural sectors.

We are seeking a committed Animal Care Technician to join our team at our Oatridge campus. In this role, you will undertake the care of a range of animals housed in the Animal Unit and associated areas, paying particular attention to their welfare needs and supervise students undertaking the tasks involved with meeting these needs.  This will include but is not limited to feeding, watering, grooming and cleaning. In addition to this you will be required to maintain accurate records and communicate any issues arising.

Applicants should have an interest in animals; a qualification in animal care would be desirable but not essential as full training will be given. 

This is a part time role of 28 hours per week. The hours will be worked over four days  - Wednesday to Saturday. In addition to these hours, applicants must be flexible to provide holiday cover and sickness cover as required.

Further details on the requirements of this role can be found in the Job Particulars document which you must read before applying for this role. This is downloadable when you click the link below.

Important information

Please download and read the Job Particulars document before proceeding with your application.


To apply for this role, please use the SRUC online application system.

Please note that CVs will not be accepted without a completed application form.

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