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Assistant Farm Animal Technician job - Pig Unit in <=>Shropshire<=>

Farm TypeDairy, Beef, Sheep, Pig

Harper Adams are looking to recruit an Assistant Pig Technician within the Animal Production Welfare Veterinary Services Department.  This is a fixed term role until May 2021.  The role will require working with the Livestock Unit Manager.

Ideally candidates will have good practical experience in animal production and a genuine interest in development work.  Candidates will also be required to have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to interact at all levels.  Computer literacy with experience of using Microsoft Office suite applications and database recording are desirable.

This role reports to the Livestock Unit Manager but will require working as part of a team with a range of academic and technical staff involved in teaching and research activities primarily related to pigs.  The successful candidate will work with pigs but may also be required to assist with poultry, dairy animals, beef and sheep used within teaching and research activities of the department.  Due to the nature of the work and the need to ensure that all activities are undertaken as necessary, there will be a need for flexibility and to work across a range of animal and biological systems

If you have any queries or questions or for an informal discussion please contact Richard Hooper via email at

For further information about the University or to see full job description, please visit our website at

Application Procedure:

All applications should be completed and submitted using the Harper Adams e-Recruitment programme at  to be completed no later than midnight on Monday 27 May 2019

This post is unlikely to meet the relevant criteria to allow the University to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship.  Applications from candidates who require a Certificate of Sponsorship to work in the UK will be considered against the requirements stated in the recruitment documentation. Recruitment decisions will be made in accordance with the UK Visas and Immigration guidance.


AreaWest Midlands
Job LengthTemporary
DatesStart: 01/06/2019, Finish: Not Specified
Driving License Required?Full UK Driving Licence
Employment TypeBeef, Poultry, Dairy, Pigs, Poultry
Accommodation Available?No
Accommodation TypeNo accommodation available
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Smokers Accepted?No
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