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Assistant Farm Animal Technician – Pig Unit (fixed term until May 2021)

Animal Production, Welfare & Veterinary Sciences

Salary:   £17,079 to £19,202 per annum
The point of entry will be dependent upon relevant qualifications and experience
Closing Date:   Monday 27 May 2019
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  RH-66

Harper Adams are looking to recruit an Assistant Pig Technician within the Animal Production Welfare Veterinary Services Department. This is a fixed term role until May 2021. The role will require working with the Livestock Unit Manager.

Ideally candidates will have good practical experience in animal production and a genuine interest in development work. Candidates will also be required to have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to interact at all levels. Computer literacy with experience of using Microsoft Office suite applications and database recording are desirable.

This post is unlikely to meet the relevant criteria to allow the University to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship. Applications from candidates who require a Certificate of Sponsorship to work in the UK will be considered against the requirements stated in the recruitment documentation. Recruitment decisions will be made in accordance with the UK Visas and Immigration guidance.

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Harper Adams University is one of the premier UK Higher Education Institutions focused on the land-based and food supply chain sector.

With 2800 undergraduate students, plus those completing postgraduate, research and CPD programmes, Harper Adams is the UK's largest single provider of higher education for these subjects.  Programmes fall into eleven broad subject areas – but none operate in isolation. Community and collaboration are key at Harper Adams, meaning everyone, including staff, students and industry partners, benefits from a close network of knowledge and opportunity exchange

Situated in Shropshire, the campus and the surrounding area provide an excellent working and living environment for staff and students alike.

Harper Adams is consistently positioned highly in a range of national ratings, performance measures and league tables. Its current graduate employment rate is 98% (the joint top rating in England) and student satisfaction stands at 93% (National Student Survey 2017).

Harper Adams is ranked as the UK’s Best Modern University by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018; was named University of the Year in the 2016 and 2017 Whatuni Student Choice Awards and holds a Gold (highest level) award from the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework.

In 2018 Harper Adams University will receive the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Further and Higher Education, part of the UK honours system.

Applied research is at the heart of the university’s activity, with the work of a thriving academic community underpinning both teaching and work with the industries allied to Harper. The 2014 Government Research Excellence Framework rated all of the university’s research as “of international quality”, and more than half was deemed “world leading” or “internationally excellent”.