Named Veterinary Surgeon

University of Stirling
February 15, 2023
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Named Veterinary Surgeon Apply Post Details

Full time Open ended

The closing date for applications is midnight on Wednesday 15 February 2023. Interviews are expected to take place week commencing Monday 06 March 2023.

There is an expectation that work will be undertaken in the UK.

For the purposes of sponsorship, this is a postdoctoral role under SOC code 2311.

The University of Stirling recognises that a diverse workforce benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers and welcome applications from those who would contribute to further diversification of our staff and ensure that equality, diversity and inclusion is woven into the substance of the role. We strongly encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds including gender, identity, race, age, class, and ethnicity.

The Post

This is a senior post delivering Named Veterinary Surgeon (NVS) skills for academic and other colleagues within the Faculty and so helping ensure compliance with the highest standards of animal welfare and that the requirements of Animal (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 are met.

The NVS will work with the Establishment License Holder, Project License Holders, Personal License Holders, other named roles (under the terms of the Establishment License) and Animal Care Technicians to ensure excellent fish welfare and ethical standards are maintained and are kept up-to-date with best practice. They should also ensure the highest health and safety standards are maintained at all times.

The NVS will advise academics and other relevant staff on the optimal implementation on the 3Rs (replacement, reduction and refinement) in relation to fish and so minimise harm to these animals.

Description of Duties

Customer Service and Liaison

  • Act as an internal and external consultant, advising on the development and application of specialist techniques and/or procedures and the analysis and interpretation of result
  • Assess applications for ethical approval to work with fish and other animals and advise on their suitability for approval and on how they might be improved in line with the 3Rs
  • Develop, implement and maintain veterinary health and welfare plans for all animal facilities
  • Maintain a regular dialogue with the Establishment License Holder to ensure they are familiar with all issues and developments relating to animal welfare and are aware of any potential current of future risks relating to fish welfare
  • Provide veterinary advice and treatment, where needed and when requested by a personal license holder
  • Administer relevant methods of humane killing listed in ASPA Schedule 1 when required to do so
  • Advise on the husbandry, housing and welfare needs of fish, including the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease; and the impact of housing and husbandry systems on the welfare and needs of fish
  • Maintain fish health records for all of the animals at the establishment, including of advice or treatment given
  • Liaison and communication with other University faculties and departments as well as outside bodies
  • Be a leading source of information for staff and students on the application, techniques and use of specialist equipment. Design and develop training on the application, techniques and use of specialist equipment
  • Support student learning and academic research through the use and demonstration of complex equipment and techniques. Contribute to curriculum review and enhancement, in a manner that supports the incorporate of fish welfare into all relevant courses
  • Develop, manage, and set and monitor technical standards in own area of work.
  • Utilise technical knowledge and experience in own area to conceptualise, interpret and specify the requirements of the “customer”
  • Lead, participate in, and develop networks and collaborations both internally and externally to the Division/Faculty/University
  • Communicate and liaise with the wider university body as well as users of university services and/or external consultants/suppliers (usually through clearly defined/routine liaison e.g. regular suppliers and contractors)
  • Maintenance & Management of Work Environment

  • Report, budget and manage future physical resource requirements within own area – general/specific equipment, apparatus, space etc
  • Responsible for the technical organisation and/or operation of advanced scientific/technical work requiring specialist skills, techniques and knowledge
  • Work with novel techniques and/or procedures, typically in support of research activity
  • Ensure the security of buildings/plant/machinery in own area, complete all required risk assessments to maintain machinery to the required standard
  • Ensure compliance with legal, health & safety standards in the area of responsibility
  • Analysis, Reporting and Documentation

  • Generate original ideas and innovative solutions through the provision of specialist know-how and advice as appropriate
  • Carry out quantitative and qualitative analysis and contribute to the interpretation of results, such as the diagnosis of fish tissue samples
  • May contribute to publications
  • For a full list of duties please see the attached Further Particulars.

    Essential Criteria

    Qualifications

  • Relevant university degree or equivalent
  • Be a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) with expertise in fish
  • Knowledge & Experience

  • Experience of relevant technical/scientific work demonstrating development through involvement in progressively more demanding work/roles
  • Be familiar with the main provisions of ASPA
  • Have established a programme of veterinary care and health monitoring
  • Have actively been involved, on a day-to-day basis, in safeguarding the welfare of the protected fish at the establishment
  • Have ensured that adequate veterinary cover and services are available at all times at your establishment and that those caring for animals have your contact details
  • Have monitored the health and welfare of fish under your care by regularly visiting all parts of your establishment specified in the establishment licence
  • Have advised on biosecurity issues and be able to advise on quarantine requirements and health screening
  • Have notified the personal licence holder in charge of an animal if its health or welfare gave cause for concern
  • Be able to provide veterinary advice and treatment, where needed and when requested by a personal licence holder
  • Be familiar with relevant methods of humane killing listed in ASPA Schedule 1
  • Have a thorough knowledge of the husbandry, housing and welfare needs of fish, including the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease; and the impact of housing and husbandry systems on the welfare and needs of fish
  • Comply with the requirements of the Veterinary Medicines Regulations relating to the supply and use of controlled drugs, prescription-only medicines and other therapeutic substances used on animals
  • Maintain fish health records for all of the animals at the establishment, including of advice or treatment given
  • Have advised on breeding programmes, recognition of well-being and environmental enrichment
  • Have advised on the welfare of fish to be transported to another place and provide any necessary certification
  • Have been in regular contact with the establishment licence holder and the other named persons
  • Have been an active member of, and play a central role in, the AWERB at your establishment
  • Understand, conceptualise and interpret the requirements of staff and students
  • Developed understanding, through both qualifications and experience of the scientific/technical theory
  • Well developed understanding of Health & Safety and other relevant regulations and procedures
  • Excellent technical problem solving skills
  • Management skills - coaching, motivation, managing performance
  • Ability to manage and control budgets
  • Experience of PC and Apple hardware and Microsoft and Apple operating systems
  • Experience of high performance computing systems and applications
  • For a full list of criteria please see the attached Further Particulars.

    Behaviours and Competencies

    The role holder will be required to evidence that they can meet the qualities associated with the following behavioural competencies, as detailed within the AUA Competency Framework.

  • Managing self and personal skills Being aware of your own behaviour and mindful of how it impacts on others, enhancing personal skills to adapt professional practice accordingly.

  • Delivering excellent service Providing the best quality service to external and internal clients. Building genuine and open long-term relationships in order to drive up service standards.

  • Finding solutions Taking a holistic view and working enthusiastically to analyse problems and to develop workable solutions. Identifying opportunities for innovation.

  • Embracing change Being open to and engaging with new ideas and ways of working. Adjusting to unfamiliar situations, shifting demands and changing roles.

  • Using resources effectively Identifying and making the most productive use of resources including people, time, information, networks and budgets.

  • Engaging with the wider context Enhancing your contribution to the organisation through an understanding of the bigger picture and showing commitment to organisational values.

  • Developing self and others Showing commitment to own ongoing professional development. Supporting and encouraging others to develop their professional knowledge, skills and behaviours to enable them to reach their full potential.

  • Working together Working collaboratively with others in order to achieve objectives. Recognising and valuing the different contributions people bring to this process.

  • Achieving Results Consistently meeting agreed objectives and success criteria. Taking personal responsibility for getting things done.

  • About Us

    Faculty of Natural Sciences

    The Faculty of Natural Sciences (FNS) encompasses the Divisions of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Computing Science and Mathematics, Psychology and the Institute of Aquaculture. FNS is a distinctive academic arena where new fundamental understandings of the complex and challenging inter-relationships between human behaviours, technologies, biological and environmental systems are created, explored and tested. The most recent national assessment of research - REF2021 -confirmed that 80% of our research is classed as world leading and internationally excellent. It is supported through UK Research Councils, European Union and a range of research charities We work with businesses and public service organisations both at home and overseas to achieve direct and positive outcomes for society across a range of critical problems. Substantial investment aligned with the City, Region, and Growth deals is supporting major new infrastructure developments linked to the Faculty including Scotland's International Environment Centre and the National Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Hub.

    Aquaculture

    We are a global leader in aquaculture research and teaching, supporting the development of aquaculture worldwide. In REF2021 the Institute ranked first in the UK for impact in the field of Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science with 100% of its research having outstanding impact. Our world-class researchers pioneer aquaculture as a solution to the challenges of feeding a growing global population. We're driven by our belief in aquaculture helping to create a world without hunger. Our expert staff, facilities and networks make us the first choice for research partners from across the globe. We have academics working across research groups focused on reproduction, genetics, aquatic animal health and welfare, nutrition, production systems, environments, markets, and social and economic impacts. We have collaborative research and training partnerships and links with many other leading academic institutions, and industry partners throughout Europe and overseas. We also offer a long-established and successful research service to support the development of new technology. The recent City Deal investment will provide four aquatic research facilities to cover the full range of marine environmental conditions.

    The University

    The University of Stirling is committed to providing education with a purpose and carrying out research which has a positive impact on communities across the globe – addressing real issues, providing solutions and helping to shape society. Stirling is 4th in Scotland and 43rd in the UK for research impact, with 87% of its research having an outstanding or very considerable impact on society – and more than 80% rated either world leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2021). Interdisciplinary in its approach, Stirling's research informs its teaching curriculum and facilitates opportunities for knowledge exchange and collaboration between staff, students, industry partners and the wider community.

    The University of Stirling is ranked among the top 30 UK universities for student satisfaction (National Student Survey) and top 10 in the UK for postgraduate student experience (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey), and has an overall five-star rating in the QS Stars University Ratings.

    More than 17,000 students study with the University of Stirling globally, with over 120 nationalities represented on its scenic central Scotland campus alone. The campus – also home to 1,700 staff – has its own loch and castle, and a recent multi-million-pound redevelopment has delivered modern, flexible, and digitally connected study and social spaces at the heart of campus, including enhanced student support and retail and catering outlets.

    The University has twice been recognised with a Queen's Anniversary Prize – the first for its Institute for Social Marketing and Health (2014) and the second for its Institute of Aquaculture (2019). Stirling is Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence and its recently redeveloped world-class facilities provide the perfect training environment for the University's sports scholars – many of whom compete at the highest level, including at the Olympics and Commonwealth Games – and for students, staff, and the wider community.

    As a signatory to the £214 million Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal, the University is driving productivity and inclusive growth across the Forth Valley, and beyond. Through pioneering collaborative solutions to global challenges, researchers are putting innovation, skills, and partnership at the heart of a sustainable economic recovery. www. stir.ac.uk @stiruni

    Available documents
  • 01. Job Description - Named Veterinary SurgeonFAC01686.docx
  • Job number

    FAC01686

    Contract Type

    Open Ended

    Closing date

    15-Feb-2023

    Location:

    Stirling Campus

    Grade

    Grade9 £53,353-£61,823 p.a.

    Faculty/Service

    Faculty of Natural Sciences Post Details

    Full time Open ended

    The closing date for applications is midnight on Wednesday 15 February 2023. Interviews are expected to take place week commencing Monday 06 March 2023.

    There is an expectation that work will be undertaken in the UK.

    For the purposes of sponsorship, this is a postdoctoral role under SOC code 2311.

    The University of Stirling recognises that a diverse workforce benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers and welcome applications from those who would contribute to further diversification of our staff and ensure that equality, diversity and inclusion is woven into the substance of the role. We strongly encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds including gender, identity, race, age, class, and ethnicity.

    The Post

    This is a senior post delivering Named Veterinary Surgeon (NVS) skills for academic and other colleagues within the Faculty and so helping ensure compliance with the highest standards of animal welfare and that the requirements of Animal (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 are met.

    The NVS will work with the Establishment License Holder, Project License Holders, Personal License Holders, other named roles (under the terms of the Establishment License) and Animal Care Technicians to ensure excellent fish welfare and ethical standards are maintained and are kept up-to-date with best practice. They should also ensure the highest health and safety standards are maintained at all times.

    The NVS will advise academics and other relevant staff on the optimal implementation on the 3Rs (replacement, reduction and refinement) in relation to fish and so minimise harm to these animals.

    Description of Duties

    Customer Service and Liaison

  • Act as an internal and external consultant, advising on the development and application of specialist techniques and/or procedures and the analysis and interpretation of result
  • Assess applications for ethical approval to work with fish and other animals and advise on their suitability for approval and on how they might be improved in line with the 3Rs
  • Develop, implement and maintain veterinary health and welfare plans for all animal facilities
  • Maintain a regular dialogue with the Establishment License Holder to ensure they are familiar with all issues and developments relating to animal welfare and are aware of any potential current of future risks relating to fish welfare
  • Provide veterinary advice and treatment, where needed and when requested by a personal license holder
  • Administer relevant methods of humane killing listed in ASPA Schedule 1 when required to do so
  • Advise on the husbandry, housing and welfare needs of fish, including the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease; and the impact of housing and husbandry systems on the welfare and needs of fish
  • Maintain fish health records for all of the animals at the establishment, including of advice or treatment given
  • Liaison and communication with other University faculties and departments as well as outside bodies
  • Be a leading source of information for staff and students on the application, techniques and use of specialist equipment. Design and develop training on the application, techniques and use of specialist equipment
  • Support student learning and academic research through the use and demonstration of complex equipment and techniques. Contribute to curriculum review and enhancement, in a manner that supports the incorporate of fish welfare into all relevant courses
  • Develop, manage, and set and monitor technical standards in own area of work.
  • Utilise technical knowledge and experience in own area to conceptualise, interpret and specify the requirements of the “customer”
  • Lead, participate in, and develop networks and collaborations both internally and externally to the Division/Faculty/University
  • Communicate and liaise with the wider university body as well as users of university services and/or external consultants/suppliers (usually through clearly defined/routine liaison e.g. regular suppliers and contractors)
  • Maintenance & Management of Work Environment

  • Report, budget and manage future physical resource requirements within own area – general/specific equipment, apparatus, space etc
  • Responsible for the technical organisation and/or operation of advanced scientific/technical work requiring specialist skills, techniques and knowledge
  • Work with novel techniques and/or procedures, typically in support of research activity
  • Ensure the security of buildings/plant/machinery in own area, complete all required risk assessments to maintain machinery to the required standard
  • Ensure compliance with legal, health & safety standards in the area of responsibility
  • Analysis, Reporting and Documentation

  • Generate original ideas and innovative solutions through the provision of specialist know-how and advice as appropriate
  • Carry out quantitative and qualitative analysis and contribute to the interpretation of results, such as the diagnosis of fish tissue samples
  • May contribute to publications
  • For a full list of duties please see the attached Further Particulars.

    Essential Criteria

    Qualifications

  • Relevant university degree or equivalent
  • Be a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) with expertise in fish
  • Knowledge & Experience

  • Experience of relevant technical/scientific work demonstrating development through involvement in progressively more demanding work/roles
  • Be familiar with the main provisions of ASPA
  • Have established a programme of veterinary care and health monitoring
  • Have actively been involved, on a day-to-day basis, in safeguarding the welfare of the protected fish at the establishment
  • Have ensured that adequate veterinary cover and services are available at all times at your establishment and that those caring for animals have your contact details
  • Have monitored the health and welfare of fish under your care by regularly visiting all parts of your establishment specified in the establishment licence
  • Have advised on biosecurity issues and be able to advise on quarantine requirements and health screening
  • Have notified the personal licence holder in charge of an animal if its health or welfare gave cause for concern
  • Be able to provide veterinary advice and treatment, where needed and when requested by a personal licence holder
  • Be familiar with relevant methods of humane killing listed in ASPA Schedule 1
  • Have a thorough knowledge of the husbandry, housing and welfare needs of fish, including the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease; and the impact of housing and husbandry systems on the welfare and needs of fish
  • Comply with the requirements of the Veterinary Medicines Regulations relating to the supply and use of controlled drugs, prescription-only medicines and other therapeutic substances used on animals
  • Maintain fish health records for all of the animals at the establishment, including of advice or treatment given
  • Have advised on breeding programmes, recognition of well-being and environmental enrichment
  • Have advised on the welfare of fish to be transported to another place and provide any necessary certification
  • Have been in regular contact with the establishment licence holder and the other named persons
  • Have been an active member of, and play a central role in, the AWERB at your establishment
  • Understand, conceptualise and interpret the requirements of staff and students
  • Developed understanding, through both qualifications and experience of the scientific/technical theory
  • Well developed understanding of Health & Safety and other relevant regulations and procedures
  • Excellent technical problem solving skills
  • Management skills - coaching, motivation, managing performance
  • Ability to manage and control budgets
  • Experience of PC and Apple hardware and Microsoft and Apple operating systems
  • Experience of high performance computing systems and applications
  • For a full list of criteria please see the attached Further Particulars.

    Behaviours and Competencies

    The role holder will be required to evidence that they can meet the qualities associated with the following behavioural competencies, as detailed within the AUA Competency Framework.

  • Managing self and personal skills Being aware of your own behaviour and mindful of how it impacts on others, enhancing personal skills to adapt professional practice accordingly.

  • Delivering excellent service Providing the best quality service to external and internal clients. Building genuine and open long-term relationships in order to drive up service standards.

  • Finding solutions Taking a holistic view and working enthusiastically to analyse problems and to develop workable solutions. Identifying opportunities for innovation.

  • Embracing change Being open to and engaging with new ideas and ways of working. Adjusting to unfamiliar situations, shifting demands and changing roles.

  • Using resources effectively Identifying and making the most productive use of resources including people, time, information, networks and budgets.

  • Engaging with the wider context Enhancing your contribution to the organisation through an understanding of the bigger picture and showing commitment to organisational values.

  • Developing self and others Showing commitment to own ongoing professional development. Supporting and encouraging others to develop their professional knowledge, skills and behaviours to enable them to reach their full potential.

  • Working together Working collaboratively with others in order to achieve objectives. Recognising and valuing the different contributions people bring to this process.

  • Achieving Results Consistently meeting agreed objectives and success criteria. Taking personal responsibility for getting things done.

  • About Us

    Faculty of Natural Sciences

    The Faculty of Natural Sciences (FNS) encompasses the Divisions of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Computing Science and Mathematics, Psychology and the Institute of Aquaculture. FNS is a distinctive academic arena where new fundamental understandings of the complex and challenging inter-relationships between human behaviours, technologies, biological and environmental systems are created, explored and tested. The most recent national assessment of research - REF2021 -confirmed that 80% of our research is classed as world leading and internationally excellent. It is supported through UK Research Councils, European Union and a range of research charities We work with businesses and public service organisations both at home and overseas to achieve direct and positive outcomes for society across a range of critical problems. Substantial investment aligned with the City, Region, and Growth deals is supporting major new infrastructure developments linked to the Faculty including Scotland's International Environment Centre and the National Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Hub.

    Aquaculture

    We are a global leader in aquaculture research and teaching, supporting the development of aquaculture worldwide. In REF2021 the Institute ranked first in the UK for impact in the field of Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science with 100% of its research having outstanding impact. Our world-class researchers pioneer aquaculture as a solution to the challenges of feeding a growing global population. We're driven by our belief in aquaculture helping to create a world without hunger. Our expert staff, facilities and networks make us the first choice for research partners from across the globe. We have academics working across research groups focused on reproduction, genetics, aquatic animal health and welfare, nutrition, production systems, environments, markets, and social and economic impacts. We have collaborative research and training partnerships and links with many other leading academic institutions, and industry partners throughout Europe and overseas. We also offer a long-established and successful research service to support the development of new technology. The recent City Deal investment will provide four aquatic research facilities to cover the full range of marine environmental conditions.

    The University

    The University of Stirling is committed to providing education with a purpose and carrying out research which has a positive impact on communities across the globe – addressing real issues, providing solutions and helping to shape society. Stirling is 4th in Scotland and 43rd in the UK for research impact, with 87% of its research having an outstanding or very considerable impact on society – and more than 80% rated either world leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2021). Interdisciplinary in its approach, Stirling's research informs its teaching curriculum and facilitates opportunities for knowledge exchange and collaboration between staff, students, industry partners and the wider community.

    The University of Stirling is ranked among the top 30 UK universities for student satisfaction (National Student Survey) and top 10 in the UK for postgraduate student experience (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey), and has an overall five-star rating in the QS Stars University Ratings.

    More than 17,000 students study with the University of Stirling globally, with over 120 nationalities represented on its scenic central Scotland campus alone. The campus – also home to 1,700 staff – has its own loch and castle, and a recent multi-million-pound redevelopment has delivered modern, flexible, and digitally connected study and social spaces at the heart of campus, including enhanced student support and retail and catering outlets.

    The University has twice been recognised with a Queen's Anniversary Prize – the first for its Institute for Social Marketing and Health (2014) and the second for its Institute of Aquaculture (2019). Stirling is Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence and its recently redeveloped world-class facilities provide the perfect training environment for the University's sports scholars – many of whom compete at the highest level, including at the Olympics and Commonwealth Games – and for students, staff, and the wider community.

    As a signatory to the £214 million Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal, the University is driving productivity and inclusive growth across the Forth Valley, and beyond. Through pioneering collaborative solutions to global challenges, researchers are putting innovation, skills, and partnership at the heart of a sustainable economic recovery. www. stir.ac.uk @stiruni

    Available documents
  • 01. Job Description - Named Veterinary SurgeonFAC01686.docx
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