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Animal Education Centre Technician: Companion and Domestic

Hall Place, Burchetts Green, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 6QR
BCA (Berkshire College of Agriculture)
Full Time
SP18 - SP20 £18,306 - £19,715
14th September 2021
Start Date
As soon as possible
11th October 2021 12:00 AM
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  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Contract length: Permanent
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  • Job ID: 1175121

Animal Education Centre Technician: Companion and Domestic

(Full Time, Permanent)

The College is seeking to appoint an Animal Education Centre Technician: Companion and Domestic to help develop the College’s licensed and accredited Animal Education Centre.

You will be responsible for the husbandry of a range of species including: sheep, goats, poultry, pigs, rabbits and guinea pigs. This role includes the specific responsibility for leading on the care plans for rodents, ferrets and poultry.

The key responsibilities of the role are developing and maintaining the highest standards of husbandry and animal welfare as well as the direct supervision of students during their practical sessions and skills development.

As an AEC technician you will be expected to have proven knowledge and experience of working with a range of species and experience of working with young people. You must have a forward thinking and progressive approach to animal welfare, training and enrichment.

An important element of the role is ensuring that the student experience is both positive and rewarding. To meet this aim it is essential the post holder has a clear commitment to providing high quality support to our learners as well as demonstrating exceptional standards of animal welfare.

BCA is a popular and expanding FE college with a strong land-based heritage. We have an excellent record of academic and pastoral achievement and pride ourselves in creating a caring and respectful ethos where every student is important. If you have excellent organisational skills, can prioritise your workload and are an active listener who encourages development and champions achievement, you’ll thrive in this learner-focused role.

To apply for this exciting role, please read the attached job description and complete the application form which can be downloaded from FE jobs or found under ‘How to Apply’ on the Careers page of our website. Completed application forms can be uploaded directly by selecting ‘Apply Now’ or emailed to the HR Department. For any queries, please contact the HR team who will be happy to help you.

Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 10th October 2021

Interview date: To be confirmed

Reasons to join us:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme
  • A wide range of learning and career opportunities
  • Childcare, cycle to work and local business employee corporate discount schemes
  • Free on-site parking
  • Various health and wellbeing benefits (including free use of the College gym)

Commitment to Safeguarding

BCA is committed to equal opportunities for all whilst safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students; all posts are subject to enhanced DBS checks.


Safeguarding Statement:

BCA (Berkshire College of Agriculture) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
BCA (Berkshire College of Agriculture)

BCA (Berkshire College of Agriculture)