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Experienced Animal Technician
South London , London

Experienced Animal Technician – Perm

Do you have experience as an Animal Technician, working in a laboratory setting?

Looking for a secure local role? Or maybe you are looking to relocate for the right role but would like help funding your move via our ‘Relocation’ scheme? (Ask for more info!)

Are you searching for your next opportunity to showcase your existing skills and experience? (Or maybe you just want some advice from a down to earth team of careers experts?)

Want to work with a great team with excellent state of the art facilities within the unit and on site available for staff? (Our client thrives to keep their staff constantly engaged and happy!) Such as gyms, canteens, tennis courts etc?

As an Animal Technician for our client, your responsibilities will include the day to day husbandry, care and welfare of the animals at the site.

Main responsibilities as an Animal Technician include but not limited to:


  • Performing routine animal husbandry, as well as keeping detailed records of health checks


  • Handling, sexing and identifying animals to ensure high standards of animal care and welfare are maintained
  • Maintaining specific animal rooms, including basic housekeeping of animal areas, following strict hygiene rules
  • Carrying out routine regulated procedures



What skills, experience and qualifications do I need?


  • Experience within an animal facility


  • Awareness of ASPA and the 3 R’s
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience of handling and sexing offspring would be to an advantage
  • Experience of contributing to and following SOPs would be desirable
  • Candidate must be physically fit due to some lifting and standing for the majority of shifts
  • Institute of Animal Technology Certificate or equivalent (desirable/essential)



What are the benefits of applying for jobs solely through S3 as a recruitment agency as oppose to applying direct?


  • You are 10 times more likely to be offered a role via an agency – Our careers advice is cost  free! We are here to support you. We even offer extra support such as CV advice and interview prep. We do ask that you speak to us first before applying for further roles, as we sadly cannot represent you if you apply directly or have duplicate applications to the same role elsewhere. Let us do the hard work for you and trust our success rates!


  • 1st hand Exclusive intel on upcoming and potential new jobs – We have access to jobs that you as a job seeker often cannot see (yet). Through many years of partnership with employers, agencies like us are the first to hear about profiles that are needed. Often we are able to get your CV sent over as the 1st CV on a hiring managers desk, before the adverts even go online! That is how easy we make it.
  • We are trusted – As a well-known and established agency within this very niche sector, we are highly-trusted by the industry employers to find the right people. As a candidate, we would offer solid interview prep that is clear, up to date, revised and well informed. We can offer information, advice, and guidance on getting the job because we know the employers the best!
  • 24/7 helpline – Support during the recruitment stage through to in work support stage. This could be for help with your application, pending interview and even once you are in work. We have a team of ex-industry senior level workers who are here to support you from the application, interview, offer and even when you are successfully placed in work.



How do I apply?

The application process for this role is easy. Permitting you match said criteria, simply click and apply to the advert, and if successful, you will be contacted by a member of the team ASAP. Due to the number of applications we receive, if you have not been contacted within 1 week, unfortunately you have not been successful for this role.

All successful applications are subject to S3 Science’s stringent vetting and security checks.

S3 Science is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and is committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.

Salary: 20 - £30K
Date Posted: 13/03/2020
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