Ward Assistant

The University of Cambridge is one of the world's oldest universities and leading academic centres. If you're looking for a new challenge and would like excellent benefits, extensive learning opportunities and a stimulating working environment in return for your skills and contribution, there could be a job here for you.

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join us as a Ward Assistant in our Small Animal Wing.

The main objective of the role is to provide animal care to an excellent standard for the Queen's Veterinary School referral Hospital, to meet the needs of the service in the Small Animal Wing.

The referral hospital is a very fast-paced environment working with complex and seriously ill animals.

The small animal wing consists of four dog, two cat, critical care and isolation wards housing an average of 15-25 patients during the overnight period.

You will play an important part in a primary care team working alongside nurses and other Ward Assistants. Responsibilities will include cleaning and animal care duties in order to assist veterinary nurses in the inpatient area.

In return, we offer an encouraging and nurturing environment and have a dedicated team of clinicians, nurses and ward assistants who are committed to providing the best care for our patients.

We operate the Cambridge Living Wage (CLW) supplement, which sets the minimum rate of pay at £10 per hour. For further information, please visit the Living Wage webpage.

If you have any questions about this role please contact Natalie Wills on nw366@cam.ac.uk

Further particulars for the role and information about the Department are available here: www.vet.cam.ac.uk

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Closing date is 3 July 2022

Interviews will be held the week commencing 18 July 2022

Please quote reference PP31644 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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