Job Vacancy

Job Vacancy

Job Vacancy

02 January 2020

We're seeking a Laboratory Technician

Job Title: Laboratory Technician
Hours: 35 per week Mon-Friday 9am until 4pm
Rate: Minimum £8.60 per hour depending on experience
Based at Westgate Laboratories, near Morpeth, NE61 3AZ

Are you friendly and well organised with amazing attention to detail?  We’re seeking a laboratory technician to join our super team to support us on the frontline of delivering animal health services from our busy postal laboratory in rural Northumberland.

About Westgate

For the last twenty-one years Westgate has been leading the field in helping owners and keepers to manage the parasite control of their horses and other grazing animals. We're on a continued mission to revolutionise the way they’re wormed using evidence based techniques. We strive to give the best customer service at every step of the process to make this as easy as possible for our clients. Our technicians (that’s you!) provide the timely results that they can trust.

We’re looking for a likeminded individual who loves to love their job (no 'mood hoovers' here thanks!) to add to our small team.  The purpose built laboratory on the family farm is a great place to work with lots of dog walking at lunchtimes and riding after work if that’s your thing.

We’re a good bunch. We don't do office politics or "that's not my job". We take turns to make tea, and help each other out where we can. Working for Westgate you’ll have access to 28 days holiday, plus bank holidays and pension contributions.

If you think you’d fit well into our small team and would like to be part of a progressive business always striving to be better then we’d love to hear from you.

The Role

The key task of this role is the processing, testing and recording of animal samples. Your support will be critical to help deliver the outstanding customer service that is the corner stone of the laboratory service. The successful applicant will be proficient in the use of basic computer processes and able to work effectively in a small team.

Full Job Description & Person Specification

How to apply:

Please provide a covering letter and CV, highlighting relevant skills and experience and indicating an approximate start date if you were to be successful, to Operations Director, Kristy Hodgson kristy@westgatelabs.co.uk 

Closing Date for applications: Friday 26 January 2020
Interview date: Monday 3 February 2020