Animal Care Technician

Location: South Bristol Skills Academy Salary: £22,336.00 - £22,796.00 (pro – rata as part time role) Closing Date: 21st July 2024

Contract: 10 hrs a week Permanent.

What will you be doing?

City of Bristol College has an exciting opportunity for an Animal Care Technician to work with young people and adults in the Animal Centre at the South Bristol Skills Academy who are studying an animal care qualification.

Our aim is to ensure all students receive an outstanding experience and are well supported to achieve their qualification to the highest of standards so the animal care technician role is crucial for ensuring that the Animal Centre is maintained to a very high standard of safety and the animals are well cared for to meet the Animal Welfare regulations.

This Permanent role will include working one day every weekend and 1 day during the week.

The role will involve:

  • Providing help, advise and assist students during their training and whilst carrying out practical activities or assist other lecturers in a classroom as part of a curriculum programme
  • Maintaining the resources within the Animal centre to ensure they are fit for purpose to meet the Curriculum need.
  • Monitoring stock control and ordering resources to meet the curriculum need.

We are looking for someone with experience of working in the animal care sector, ideally holds a minimum of a Level 3 Qualification in Animal Management and who is confident in working in a fast-paced environment, with changing priorities.

You will also need to be able to build and maintain excellent working relationships with stakeholders, at all levels, internally and externally, as well as other members of College staff and students.

What we offer

  • A generous holiday entitlement of 26 holiday days, plus bank holidays pro-rata for part time roles. Also, 10 closure days which fall over Christmas to spend time with friends and families.
  • Membership to the Local Government Pension Scheme with employer contributions of 18.0 %
  • Great discounts on hair and beauty treatments offered on site
  • Family-friendly policies including flexible and hybrid working working, compassionate leave, enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave, parental leave, job share and fostering friendly leave
  • Up to 3 days paid volunteer leave
  • Excellent facilities including study centres, City Salon, multi-faith prayer rooms, bike storage, City Restaurant (situated at College Green and at SBSA), refectories
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • A variety of online shopping discounts and offers and cash health plan
  • Plus a supportive package to ensure continuous professional development.

About Us:

At City of Bristol College, we have one goal: to help our students succeed. We offer the widest range of academic and vocational qualifications in the area, with more than 1,000 courses available from entry to degree level.

We provide education and training to approximately 12,000 students each year. The College is made up of five centres across Bristol and each centre offers excellent, well-equipped, purpose-built facilities. In addition, we have a wide range of community partners allowing us to offer courses in venues across the city. More information about the college can be found here.

City of Bristol College is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. All new employees to the College are required to complete and obtain an enhanced DBS disclosure. A copy of our Safeguarding Policy can be found here.

Please see our Job Description, Person Specification, Conditions of Service and Applicant information for more information.

Closing date: Sunday 21st July 26th (Midnight)

Interview date:  Wednesday 7th August  2024

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