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2 Feb 2023

Temporary Animal Unit Supervisor

Abingdon and Witney College – Posted by Abingdon and Witney College Witney, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

£27,165 – £28,958 per annum 

37 hours per week 

The working pattern is Monday to Thursday 7.5 hours per day, Friday 7 hours per day 

52 weeks per annum 

Fixed term 

Common Leys Farm Campus 

This is a maternity cover and is fixed term until approximately 09/02/2024 

We are recruiting for a well organised and motivated supervisor to join the team at Common Leys Farm campus. This is an exciting post involving line management of the animal care instructor/technicians, caring for a wide range of animals and supporting students to develop a high level of employability skills. 

You will be responsible for the line management of the animal care instructor/technician team and for the day to day running and organisation of the animal care unit. You will be working with a wide range of animals on our animal unit, including reptiles, rodents, birds, paddock animals and farm livestock amongst others. You should be qualified to a minimum of level 3 in a recognised animal subject and have recent experience of people supervision and working within animal collections or in a college environment. You must enjoy working with young people and be confident working with and supervising students in a wide variety of routine duties and practical animal husbandry tasks and have experience of working with a wide range of domestic animals. 

The role is full time and includes some weekend working. You would be part of a dedicated, flexible team of lecturers, instructors, technicians and support staff based at the farm.   

In return, Abingdon & Witney College offer excellent benefits to our employees including generous pension and holiday schemes (with potential Christmas closure days), continued professional development, flexible working options, corporate gym membership, cycle/tech scheme and much more. 

Closing date: 24th February 2023 (Midnight) 

Interview date: 09th March 2023 

No candidate will meet every single desired qualification / criteria. If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we’d love to learn more about you! 

AWC values diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to safeguarding and expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment. We are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and all appointments are subject to satisfactory clearances including enhanced DBS checks. 

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Job Types: Temporary. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

Job expires in 42 days.

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