Experienced Animal Technician

S3 Science
£8 - £9 per hour + Travel
29 Sep 2016
28 Oct 2016
Our client based in the Hertfordshire area requires an Experienced Animal Technician. Candidates should have experience caring for animals within a structured laboratory environment. This is a temporary contract, monthly rolling with a potential to go permanent. Your duties will include: General animal husbandry with IVC Cages Following strict barrier procedures Ensuring animals are kept clean and comfortable. Handling and moving animals Monitoring the condition of animals Recognising and resolving any behavioural problems Keeping full and accurate records in accordance with Home Office regulations (includes stock and breeding records and environmental records). This is a temporary vacancy but many of our temporary roles often lead to a permanent position. There are countless benefits to joining our temporary division such as, gaining industry experience whilst working alongside a hardworking, supportive team. Aside from this specific role we have various vacancies up and down the UK, and in your local area. What's more many of our clients will pay your overnight accommodation and travel to and from work if required. Successful candidates can expect a thorough and comprehensive package of benefits including: Excellent hourly pay rates paid, holiday pay, statutory sick pay and where applicable travel costs reimbursed (client dependant). Furthermore for all of our technicians we operate a 24 hour telephone help line 7 days a week. Q: Why are S3 Science animal technicians paid an hourly rate on a temporary contract and not permanently employed? A: We never employ our animal technicians on a zero or minimum hour's permanent employment contract as we strongly believe they are misleading and unfair. Exactly the same as being on temporary contract you will not be paid when you are not working (as the commitment is for zero or minimum hours) yet you remain legally bound by the permanent contracts restrictive clauses. Unfortunately this usually means being on call to work any hours and at any location at short notice. If you refuse to accept a role or assignment location you will have broken your 'permanent' contract and can be dismissed - not good for your future employment. Finally the majority of the salaries that many of these permanent contracts offer are no better than minimum wage, for example £12,500 pa equates £6.50 per hour (anything less than £12,500 is lower than the minimum wage). Our animal technicians are all employed on easy to read temporary employment contracts. We clearly show the hourly rates paid including overtime rates for a fixed minimum number of hours each week unique to each assignment. This equates to a higher equivalent pa salary plus you get to pick and choose the locations and roles that suit you best. We offer the highest rates of pay available today for new temporary animal technicians: Our lowest pay rates start at between £7 per hour to £8 per hour equating to £14,000 to £15,500 pa. If you would like to apply for this position please send you're CV and a member of our recruitment team will contact you. To enable us to recruit the very best individuals we will conduct a thorough pre-employment security screening check as a part of the recruitment process. S3 Science is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/66754178