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Cadaver Transportation Technician

Harper & Keele Veterinary School

Location:  Keele University
Salary:  Grade 4 £23,144 - £25,138 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Friday 06 October 2023
Reference:  KU000003393

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the growing technical team at Harper and Keele Vet School. As a Cadaver Transportation Technician you will be involved in supporting teaching by collecting and transporting donated pets from partner practices, collecting and transporting cadavers, specimens and samples from external stakeholders, suppliers, and partners, assisting in laboratory teaching sessions (training will be provided) and supporting the operation of the school.

You will have a Full UK Driver’s License, excellent time management and prioritisation skills, the ability to build, develop and maintain relationships with our partners, suppliers and external stakeholders and be able to lift and carry up to 35kg of equipment or materials.

Previous experience of driving a van or large vehicles is desirable but not essential.

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 

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

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 are able to 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 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. 

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

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: 6th October 2023

Post reference: KU000003393

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