Poultry Stockworkers

Vacancy posted: Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Salary: 17,589 - 19,318
Location: Ayr

Closing date: 02 October 2016
Job ref. no.: R/AVS/057/16

SRUC is unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe.  Our ambitious and exciting vision is to work at local, national and international levels, leading innovation and sustainable development in agriculture and rural sectors.

Two permanent positions have arisen within the poultry unit of SRUC’s Monogastric Science Research Centre, currently based in Auchincruive, Ayr (see online particulars for detail on future plans for both unit and its posts).  Working in the poultry unit, the successful applicants will be responsible for the husbandry of stock, animal welfare, data recording, and building and equipment maintenance. This job involves some weekend working.

The successful applicants will need to be able to work independently and as part of the research team. Good communication skills and previous experience of animal husbandry are essential in this role. Poultry husbandry experience is highly desirable and SVQ/NVQ qualifications in poultry or animal husbandry would be advantageous as would certification in tractor/forklift driving skills. A current clean driving licence is essential for this role.

This role is for an average of 41 hours per week.  37 hours per week Monday to Friday and every other weekend 4 hours per day.

Please note that CVs will not be accepted without a completed application form.

Closing date: 2 October 2016                                                  

Please quote: R/AVS/057/16

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About SRUC

Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) is unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe. Our ambitious and exciting vision is to work at local, national and international levels, leading innovation and sustainable development in agriculture and rural sectors through combining Research with Education and Consultancy.

1,500 staff, 6 campuses, 8 farms, 25 specialist consulting offices, 6 research centres, 8 veterinary surveillance centres throughout Scotland and the north of England, 2,500 full time and 6,000 part time students, 12,000 consultancy clients.

We wish to become the UK's leading agriculturally-focused Higher Education Institution, with increased global links and impact with studies available from access level right up to PhD.

SRUC is committed to valuing Diversity, advancing Equality and respecting Human Rights throughout the organisation and encouraging applications from disabled people using the "Two Ticks - Positive about Disabled People" symbol. SRUC is a member of the ATHENA SWAN charter.

SRUC. A Charitable company limited by guarantee, SC003712. Registered in Scotland No SC103046

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