Lead Technician – Animal Management and Land Based Studies

About the Role

As our Lead Technician for our Animal Care and Land Based provision at Dearne Valley College you will be the first person responsible for the welfare and health of our animal collection. 

The responsibility of the Lead Technician will be for the well-being of all animals and the overseeing of the land based technical support, supervising the team of technicians and learners on work experience. 

You will be responsible for providing full year-round care for all animals and ensuring appropriate cover arrangements prioritise animal welfare.

As Lead Technician you will also be responsible for tours and demonstrations of our animals and land to designated groups, so excellent knowledge of our animal collection and facilities alongside good customer service skills is essential.

You will…

You will have experience of working within an animal establishment with a range of different species including small rodents and reptiles. You should have previous experience supervising/leading/supporting others and have experience or knowledge of veterinary nursing to ensure our animals are cared for in the best possible manner.

You will hold a Level 2 (or equivalent) qualification in English and Maths and have a level 3 or above animal care qualification. You should have certification (or be willing to undertake) in Emergency First Aid and Health and Safety training.

Department Info

As Lead Technician you will report to the Curriculum Team Leader and Curriculum Manager. You will work closely with other staff within the Curriculum Area such as Lecturers and will supervise our team of Technicians on a day to day basis. 

Our excellent benefits and rewards package:

  • Access to local government pensions scheme
  • Up to 41 days annual leave per including closure during Christmas period
  • Access to our gyms, restaurants and salons
  • Staff health & wellbeing and benefits schemes including in-house Occupational Health service
  • Full, part time and flexible working hours available in many roles
  • Parking available at all of our sites
  • Fantastic career development opportunities including funding for teacher training, apprenticeships and various other industry recognised qualifications

What is the RNN Group?

RNN Group’s main goal is to be an ‘outstanding’ education and training provider and this is at the heart of everything that we do. To help us achieve this we are looking to recruit highly motivated, innovative and enthusiastic individuals to join our existing teams. To be a part of the team at RNN Group we will expect you to be committed to our values too;

  • We are Inclusive,
  • We have Integrity,
  • We Deliver,
  • We are One Team.

We are OFSTED ‘Good’ (November 2022)

We celebrate diversity and are proud to have been recognised as Investors in Diversity for our work on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.  This means that you’d be working in a supportive environment that encourages, recognises and celebrates effort, achievement and cooperative attitudes. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, faith or disability. We are also proud to be part of the Disability Confidence Scheme.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, vulnerable adults and young people. All new employees will be required undertake a DBS check.

Closing date: Monday 11 March 2024 at 12:00 Noon – if you are shortlisted for this post you will be contacted within a week of the closing date.

Provisional interview dates: Week Commencing 18 March 2024

If you require further information about this vacancy please contact the HR department on 01709 722750 or recruitment@rnngroup.ac.uk

For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.