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Animal Care Technician

Park Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 8LF
Macclesfield College
Part Time
£10.90 per hour
3rd February 2023
Start Date
As soon as possible
9th February 2023 05:05 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start date
As soon as possible
  • Contract type: Temporary
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1307051

About Us:

Macclesfield College is proud of its achievements and ambitious plans for the future. We are high performing and the Number 1 College in Cheshire & Warrington (DfE 2019).

We strive to offer an exceptional working culture and have recently been highly commended as “Best Place to Work” at the North East Cheshire Business Awards 2022.

We invest in the future for both students and colleagues alike and continue to attract, retain and develop our outstanding people to provide only the best for our learners.

We have the most supportive and collaborative colleagues who enrich the lives of our students by living our Vision of "Empowerment through Learning" It is our DNA and we push for excellence in everything we do.

The Role:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Animal Care Technician to join our friendly team. This role will involve maintaining the welfare of the College’s Animal Care courses’ animals.

In this role as an Animal Care Technician, you'll be responsible for caring for all the animals at weekends and during the holiday periods ensuring the highest standards of care and welfare are met.

The post will involve cleaning cages, pens, trays, equipment and fittings to keep animals clean and comfortable, as well as feeding and watering the animals and handling them safely.

As this role is during weekends and holidays the successful candidate will be working for periods of time on their own as a lone worker, with key holder responsibility for ensuring the animal area is secure.


The ideal candidate will possess a Level 2 or 3 qualification in Animal Care or a related subject.

Why Choose Macclesfield College?

We are proud to be a Real Living Wage employer and by joining us, you will have access to our fantastic benefits, inclusive of:

  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Free secure campus parking and excellent transport links
  • Long Service Recognition
  • Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health
  • Investment in our employees Continuous Professional Development at the College with a comprehensive timetable of training and development alongside coaching and mentoring from our experienced Quality team.
  • Life Assurance
  • Cycle to work
  • Retail discounts
  • Good for ME, Good for FE – Volunteering, Fundraising
  • Discounted gym membership, and hair and beauty treatments
  • Onsite Starbucks café


Safeguarding Statement:

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All appointments will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and satisfactory references.

The College is committed to equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly from members of ethnic minority groups.

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