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Teaching Assistant – Clinical Skills

Harper & Keele Veterinary School

Location:  Newport, Shropshire TF10 8NB
Salary:  £25,285 to £28,929 FT Indefinite
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Sunday 11 June 2023
Reference:  KU000003392

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the growing team of Clinical Skills Teaching Assistants at the Harper and Keele Vet School. This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in the development and provision of a high-quality learning experience for students within the school. 

The post holder will work closely with the academic team, supporting the delivery of practical teaching sessions, primarily in the areas of clinical skills, engage in the development and improvement of teaching aids and techniques, and support the development of the school as part of the wider technical team.

You will have experience in veterinary clinical techniques and use of clinical equipment, experience of supporting team members and facilitating and implementing health and safety rules and regulations.

The Benefits

The University recognises that its success depends upon the contribution and dedication of its talented staff. In return, we have a competitive benefits package available, including:  

  • Competitive rate of pay with annual increments within the grade (Keele Spine)
  • Generous annual leave entitlement with opportunities to purchase additional leave  
  • Excellent staff pension scheme   
  • Access to continued personal, professional and career development   
  • On site ‘outstanding’ nursery    
  • Discounted health & fitness facilities on site  
  • Cycle to work scheme (subject to eligibility)

Please note that the starting salary will typically be at the bottom of the pay scale shown above

Flexible Working

The University is committed to operating flexible working practices wherever possible.

The School 

A unique joint venture between two outstanding universities, the Harper and Keele Veterinary School brings together two distinctive institutions with a track record of excellence in teaching and student experience to provide an exciting new opportunity for veterinary students to train within rural Staffordshire and Shropshire. Staff and students can make use of resources at each campus and at partner sites including a network of veterinary practices and farms.

 Together Keele University and Harper Adams University have 186 years of heritage in the animal and human health areas. Both institutions are recognised for their strengths in employability, student satisfaction and first-class teaching and have a shared commitment to research in food security and sustainability. The joint veterinary school provided students with the opportunity to take advantage of both institutions with a common commitment to excellence and complementary skills.

Keele University values diversity, and is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity, and to proper and fair representation across its senior decision-making groups. In support of these commitments, the University particularly welcomes expressions of interest and applications from women and from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds, for this post.

Keele is one of more than 35 universities and research institutions from across the UK which have backed a pledge to support their technicians. The Technician Commitment is a sector-wide initiative led by the Science Council and supported by the Gatsby Foundation, which aims to help address key challenges facing technical staff working in research.  Five target areas have been identified, and the commitment will ensure greater visibility, recognition, career development and sustainability for technicians across all disciplines at Keele.

Keele University values equality and diversity across our workforce and to ensuring our staff community is reflective of the diversity of our student population. In support of these commitments the University welcomes applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles. 

Occupational Health

OH Please note this appointment is subject to medical clearance by the University’s Occupational Health provider.

How to Apply

For full post details and to find out more about working at Keele please visit: 

For informal enquiries may be addressed to Ian Freeman  Applications to this address will not be accepted.

Closing Date 11th June 2023

Post reference: KU000003392

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