Animal Handler

Job Locations UK
Job ID
2021-3372
Category
Production
Position Type
Full Time
Reports To
UK Livestock Manager
Remote Office
No

Business Overview

Genus is an agricultural biotechnology pioneer. We are a global FTSE 250 company, headquartered in the UK, and listed on the London Stock Exchange.  Genus PLC has a presence in over 70 countries and a global workforce of over 3,000 employees and growing.  We are a worldwide leader in porcine and bovine animal genetics, partnering with farmers to transform how we nourish the world – a mission that is important to a sustainable future. 

 

Food consumption is expected to rise by 60% in the next 20 years. Our challenge is to affordably and sustainably meet that escalating demand while global resources diminish.  Our vision is clear: Pioneering animal genetic improvement to help nourish the world.

Role Overview

Are you experienced in animal management? Join us at the Genus ABS' premier bull stud in North Wales and be a part of creating the next generation of superior animal protein to nourish the world.

 

Genus ABS has the most diverse collection of high ranking Proven and Genomic sires contributing to the global dairy and beef industry. The role of Animal Handler provides daily care to the bulls housed at the premier bull stud based in Ruthin, North Wales. 

 

You will work with a team of skilled Vets and Animal Handlers to maintain the high health standards that enable Genus ABS to distribute superior animal genetics worldwide. You will be responsible for delivering the care and attention to the bulls, including feeding, bedding and healthcare all year round. For more information, please read the shift pattern listed in the "requirements of the role".

 

Your first month with Genus ABS will consist of on-the-job training including practical observation, work shadowing and partnering with skills and experienced team members. Ongoing learning and development opportunities are available to enable you to progress your career in the industry. Ask the hiring manager more about this during your interview!

 

Are you looking for a University Placement? Click apply and we will contact you to find out more about the requirements of your placement.

 

Please note, this role is granted keyworker status due to the value added to the food supply industry. Government guidelines in response to COVID-19 are implemented and exceeded to keep you safe at work. Your health and safety is our number one priority.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Daily care of our bulls (including feeding, bedding, healthcare, foot trimming)
  • Daily genetic collection from some of the world's highest value bulls
  • Routine health testing to ensure the wellbeing of our animals
  • Clipping and preparing bulls for regular photographing and customer visits
  • Support the upkeep and maintenance of bull housing and equipment used
  • Adhere to our health and safety (H&S) protocols to ensure a safe working environment
  • Advocate and maintain biosecurity principles

Requirements

  • Previous experience in a livestock role
  • Full clean driving license
  • Ability to meet the biosecurity protocols in place to ensure the maximum health and welfare standards for some of the worlds most genetically powerful animals
  • Available to work the following shift pattern with some weekend (one in every five) and the occasional Bank Holiday work. The alternate shift pattern is Monday to Friday 06:00 to 14:00 / Monday to Friday 18:00 - 02:00.

Equal Employment Opportunities

Genus is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, it is the purpose of this policy to effectuate these principles and mandates. Genus prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Genus conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.

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