Science Technician Apprentice (Animal Care)
Great Yarmouth College
Will be required to:
support within the classroom for a minimum of 12 hours a week, supporting students in class theory learning activities.
assist in correct husbandry of the animals within the college (feeding, watering, cleaning out, health checking and monitoring).
assist in the preparation and assembly of animal care resources for demonstration, class practical work, assessments and examinations.
ensure that all animal care and science rooms are kept tidy i.e sinks, bench tops and other areas to provide a safe environment for cleaning staff and others. To deal appropriately with spillages and correct waste disposal.
ensure water taps are turned off and that electrical connections, animal feedstuffs and bedding and other materials are left/stored in a safe and secure condition, ready for re-use.
undertake minor repairs and modifications where necessary and to assist in making sure all animal cages, resources and equipment is returned to the appropriate place.
prepare and maintain audio visual aids and ensure that they are safe and functioning correctly, and in the correct location at the required time. Where applicable, to undertake reprographic duties and routine "resource" tasks, as determined by the needs of the animal care/science department.
assist in maintaining records of animal care resources/equipment and records of damage/breakages. To inform the laboratory technician (or relevant teacher) in charge of stock to be replaced/ordered. To unpack deliveries and check new animal care materials.
clean equipment as directed and to clear out cupboards, drawers, etc. on a regular basis to monitor contents and condition of stock. To assist with stocktaking as required.
assist in maintaining all animals in a safe, healthy condition for observation and practical purposes. Where applicable, to assist in the collection of resources, etc.
assist in the safe disposal of waste, residues and outdated stock following approval and advice from the laboratory technician or teaching staff member.
be aware of, and to comply with, all departmental and college instructions and procedures relating to health and safety at work. To contribute to safe working practice in preparation/ storage/ teaching areas.
collect materials locally, general maintenance of resources, preparation and store rooms.
assist in the planning and delivery of animal care trips and visits.
assist in the development of Moodle resources for the animal care courses.
Hours of work - 37hrs per week, Monday to Friday with some possible Saturday mornings
Qualifications & Skills required - A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D or above (or the equivalent) including English and Maths and a Level 1 Animal Care Qualification.
Should have recent study or experience within animal care settings. Some knowledge of the care of animals in areas such as small pets including exotics would be useful.
Note that as part of the pre-employment check process, proof of qualifications will be required.
Training via Gt Yarmouth College leading to the CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools and City & Guilds Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT to be achieved over an 18 month period.
To apply - email a CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org stating clearly the job title and name of employer. Please state in your application:
1 - Why are you interested in working in the college?
2 - How could you add value to an educational establishment
Close date for applications 29 January.