Veterinary Technician

  • Job Reference: 0584-23
  • Date Posted: Friday, 8 September 2023
  • Application Closing Date: Sunday, 1 October 2023
  • Location: Preston Campus
  • Salary: £25,138 to £27,979 per annum
  • Basis: Full Time
  • Contract Type: Indefinite
  • Job Category / Type: Professional Services
  • School / Service: Technical Services
  • Hours: 36.25 hours per week
  • Interview Date: To be confirmed

The University of Central Lancashire wishes to recruit a Veterinary Technician to join our Technical Services team who provide support to the wide variety of laboratories at our Preston campus. The successful candidate will be primarily focussed on supporting Undergraduate and Postgraduate veterinary/laboratory activities within our state-of-the-art science laboratory and clinical facilities in our new School of Veterinary science.

Duties will include the set up and preparation of laboratories, providing day to day technical support and advice to staff and to students studying veterinary Science.

To provide help, support, guidance and advice, for example through demonstrations or inductions to staff and/or students in a group or individually, on the use of equipment and the skills, techniques and procedures associated with the practical use of equipment related to veterinary science.

To liaise with the Technical team, academic and service staff to monitor and develop the service in line with academic requirements and University objectives.

The successful applicant will also be required to undertake general equipment maintenance and safety checks, equipment inventory checks and updates and providing advice as required. You will need to be a practical person with a keen interest in science and technology, be IT literate and have a working knowledge of veterinary equipment, supported by great customer service skills. You must also have excellent verbal and written communication skills to liaise with colleagues, staff and students. A degree of manual handling may be involved e.g. lifting and carrying clinical/veterinary equipment. A flexible approach is required to weekly working patterns due to the student timetable. You will be educated to degree level in Veterinary science or equivalent experiential learning in Veterinary science.

Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. This position is based in Preston.

Please apply online via or by contacting Human Resources on 01772 892324 quoting reference number. CV's will not be considered unless accompanied by a completed application form

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Applicants applying for roles in regulated activity and that are listed as an exception under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 will be required to disclose any spent and unspent convictions and undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check at the appropriate level, UCLan will only ask an applicant to make an application for a DBS check if they are legally entitled to.

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