EQUINE TECHNICIAN (PART TIME)
£18,335 per annum, pro rata Ref: ANF/AVS/030/21
SRUC is unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe. Our ambitious and exciting vision is to work at local, national and international levels, leading innovation and sustainable development in agriculture and rural sectors.
We are currently seeking an experienced Equine Technician for this part time role to care for horses kept at the new equine facility at Craibstone, paying particular attention to their welfare needs. The new equine facility at the Sunnybrae side of the campus includes internal stabling for up to five horses, a tack room and feedstore, a 20 x 40m outdoor arena and grazing. The facility will be used for delivering practical sessions for students undertaking the Equine Studies HNC and BSc Veterinary Nursing programmes.
Duties will include but will not be limited to feeding, watering, grooming, turning out, bringing in and mucking out, maintaining high standards throughout. In addition to this the successful applicant will be required to maintain accurate animal records and communicate any issues arising. There may be additional opportunities for appropriately qualified applicants to be involved in delivering some practical teaching sessions to HNC Equine Studies and BSc Veterinary Nursing students.
Candidates should possess a Horse Care, BHS or equivalent qualification (minimum of National Certificate) and have practical experience of working with a variety of horses. Basic knowledge of the husbandry, housing and welfare needs of horses is also essential.
This is a part time post of 9 hours per week.
Further details on the requirements of this role can be found in the Job Description document which you must read before visit www.sruc.ac.uk/connect/jobs/list-of-vacancies/
Closing date: 8 November 2021
Please note that CVs will not be accepted without a completed application form.
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- Earliest start date 1st December 2021
- Continent/Country Scotland
- Position/s available Groom
- Yard disciplines/Activities College
- Riding Optional riding
- Required Skills Equine First Aid, Maintenance Skills, Muck Out
- Non-equine skills required Other - see job description
- Accommodation provided None
- Salary currency £18,335 per annum, pro rata
- Salary guide £18,335 per annum, pro rata
- Salary Period Annually
- Must Drive Not Applicable
- Must have own car? No
- Pets welcome? Possibly
- Own horse welcome? Yes
- Smoking allowed? No