Lecturer in Animal Training

Hartpury University and College
Hartpury University and Hartpury College
£26,646 - £43,789 Per Year, Depending on Lecturer band (0.5 FTE)
16 Jul 2021 06:38
28 Jul 2021 23:59
Higher Education
Job Level
Teaching / Lecturing
Animals / Veterinary
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
Organisational Type
Land-based College, Specialist College, University

Lecturer in Animal Training

£26,646 - £28,182 per annum pro rata (Associate Lecturer Salary band)

£28,954 - £37,698 per annum pro rata (Lecturer Salary band)

£35,545 - £43,789 per annum pro rata (Senior Lecturer Salary Band)

18.5 hours per week (0.5 FTE)

6 months Fixed Term to Cover Maternity


About Us


Hartpury University and Hartpury College are among the UK’s leading specialist education providers in agriculture, animal, equine, sport and veterinary nursing. Located in Gloucestershire, Hartpury University and Hartpury College of Further Education sit side-by-side on a beautiful 360-hectare campus. We provide world-class facilities to almost 4,000 university and college-level students studying undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, A-levels and diplomas, as well as undertaking industry research. The University holds Teaching Excellence Framework Gold and has 98% graduate employability, whilst the College is rated Ofsted Outstanding in all areas. A passionate and innovative business culture and exceptional support networks make Hartpury an ideal career choice.


Since gaining University status, the Animal and Agriculture department has continued to expand and develop our research activities in line with three key themes:


  • Agriculture in Society is finding new ways to connect food production with city dwellers;
  • The Wildlife Continuum is protecting wildlife and encouraging diversity in line with the natural dynamics;
  • Animals in our Care is promoting an understanding of how to enhance the health and wellbeing of animals through ethical decision-making.


To find out more about the work within the team, visit our Pure profiles here: https://hartpury.pure.elsevier.com/en/organisations/department-of-animal-and-agriculture.


About the Role


You will be joining the Department of Animal and Agriculture, as we look to enhance our provision in animal and canine training. We are starting two new exciting undergraduate degree programmes and are looking for a candidate who is passionate about the subject area and passionate about teaching who can contribute specialist knowledge of this sector. Candidates who are in current professional practice are particularly encouraged to apply. You will grasp the opportunity to foster cross-disciplinary collaborations and ambitions that will build on current strengths within the department, and across the institution.


About You


  • You will be highly motivated with a commitment to the highest quality of teaching
  • You will support higher education programme delivery, hence you will be highly enthusiastic, professional and collegiate
  • Your teaching and research interests will complement colleagues across the department who are sector leaders in animal behaviour, animal welfare, human-animal interactions, bio veterinary science, applied zoology and animal performance
  • You will ideally hold a higher education teaching qualification, although this is not essential.
  • You will possess a post-graduate degree in the relevant subject area, or have extensive relevant industry experience
  • You will have postgraduate/industry experience within the subject field, with research practice being advantageous (AL) / essential (L / SL)
  • You will have a developing (AL / L) / developed (SL) network of research collaborators and industry partners


What we Offer


  • Wellbeing events and Employee Assistance Programme
  • Teachers’ pension scheme
  • Employee discounts scheme
  • Support for continuous professional development
  • 35 days annual leave entitlement plus bank holidays


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.  All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring checks along with other relevant employment checks. 


Click the button below to see full details and to apply online or telephone (01452) 702135 to request documents by post.


Click here to see the Full Job Description and Person Specification.


The closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 28th July 2021.

Interviews will be held on Friday 13th August 2021.


Hartpury values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.


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