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Teaching Assistant – Veterinary Clinical Skills

Harper & Keele Veterinary School

Location:  Newport, Shropshire TF10 8NB
Salary:  Grade 5, Starting salary £23,067
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Thursday 23 September 2021
Reference:  KU00002041

The Harper & Keele Veterinary School are seeking to appoint one Laboratory based teaching assistant with a specialist interest in veterinary clinical skills. 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 Harper & Keele Vet 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.

A unique partnership 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.

Pooling the ambitions, experience and resources of both universities, the Harper and Keele Veterinary School represents a unique step forward in the provision of veterinary medicine in the UK. We welcomed the first cohort of Harper and Keele Veterinary School students in 2020.

Together Keele and Harper Adams universities 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. Set on a 635 hectare farm in Shropshire, Harper Adams University has a long pedigree in agriculture and animal sciences, supported by first class animal facilities; veterinary nursing and veterinary physiotherapy.

Keele University in nearby Staffordshire is a broad-based research-intensive university with sustained excellence in life sciences as well as home to a highly successful medical school, frequently ranked among the UK's top ten.  The joint veterinary school provides students with the opportunity to take advantage of both institutions with a common commitment to excellence and complementary skills.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the delivery of clinical skills and laboratory practical sessions, including set up, demonstration and clean down of a wide range of practical’s, ordering, organisation and maintenance of consumables, equipment and teaching models. The role holder will provide high standards of care and welfare to staff pets that participate in practical sessions. They will also be responsible for monitoring and maintaining a safe working environment within the laboratories and teaching spaces, ensuring that the environment meets Health and Safety requirements and that all procedures are carried out in compliance with their associated regulations. 

The role will be primarily based at Harper Adams but occasional travel between campuses will be required.   

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

Keele University and Harper Adams University are committed to operating flexible working practices wherever possible.

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

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Post reference: KU00002041

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