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Animal Care Instructor

15/04/2021

Purpose

Instruct groups of students and assess their skills in animal care and animal management. To enable students to learn and achieve.

Duties

  • To be responsible for the instructionof students in in animal care/horticulture and animal management
  • Supervision, assessment, evaluation, training and monitoring of students working in in animal care/horticulture and animal management (in line with awarding body standards).
  • Maintain assessment paperwork and ensure Internal Verification procedures are followed.
  • Manage and supervise students to ensure that all areas of the animal unit/horticulture and animal centre are clean; meeting health and safety requirements.
  • Manage and supervise students to ensure that all equipment within the animal unit/horticulture and animal centre are, clean meeting health and safety requirements
  • Liaise effectively with relevant lecturers on the progress made by learners within the animal unit/horticulture and animal centre providing updates on skills development and details of any assessments undertaken
  • In liaison with the animal technicianshelp maintain animal food stock levels to ensure all animals have food and water available as stated in the standard operating procedures
  • To monitor all stock relating to animal care and animal management to ensure orders are placed to replenish stock when required.
  • Undertake Health & Safety risk assessments and ensure all working practices are compliant with industry legislation (e.g. COSHH)
  • To ensure that accurate records of animals are kept and the data inputted onto computer systems and paper systems.
  • To follow the currentLife Sciences Animal Standard Operating Procedures
  • Assist in the planning of breeding programmes both for sustainability and food sources
  • To help maintain all animal areas within Life Sciences to include the internal animal rooms and external enclosures
  • Liaise with corporate facilities where specialist cleaning is required and ensure this is undertaken
  • Ensure continuous development and improvement of professional knowledge
  • Any other duties, of a similar level of responsibility, as may be required.

OTHER INFORMATION

SALARY SCALE: £22620.76 - £27,331.33 pro rata per annum i.e. £11310.38 - £13,665.67 per annum

HOURS OF DUTY: 18 hours per week

CLOSING DATE: 7th May 2021

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