Job title: Equine Technician

Type: Part-time / Fixed term (6 months)

Salary: £9.50 per hour

Location: SRUC Barony, Dumfries

REF: ASWF/ILM/023/21

Closing date: 22 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 currently seeking an experienced Equine Technician for this part time weekend role with variable hours to undertake the care and welfare of a variety of horses stabled in the Horse Care Unit and associated areas, paying particular attention to their welfare needs. This will include but is not limited to feeding, watering, grooming, turning out, bringing in and mucking out. In addition to this you will be required to maintain accurate animal records and communicate any issues arising.

Anticipated hours are 3 hours per day on Saturdays and Sundays each week. This is a six month fixed term contract.

Further details on the requirements of this role can be found in the Candidate Brief 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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