Animal Scientific Procedures Act Inspector

Location
Belfast (City/Town)
Salary
£47,749 - £52,334 pro-rata (under review)     
Posted
23 Apr 2018
Closes
11 May 2018
Ref
IRC227357
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part-time

Department of Health (DoH)          

The Inspector will have office facilities in Castle Buildings, Stormont Estate, Belfast and will be required to travel throughout Northern Ireland on official duty.

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Inspectors have a critical role in the operation of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986, which regulates experimental or other scientific procedures applied to living animals, ensuring that the expected benefits from the work justify the harms to the animals and complies with the principles of the 3Rs (replacement, reduction, refinement).

The Inspector’s role is central to the maintenance of public confidence that animal welfare is properly safeguarded in the context of quality biomedical scientific research, as judged by both stakeholders working under the terms of the Act and the wider community.  The Inspector will act as professional adviser to Department of Health officials in relation to policy formulation and licensing and has a key role in the implementation of the controls of scientific procedures on animals covered by the Act.

This is a permanent part-time post, equivalent to 0.6 of full time hours.

This post may be filled by secondment of the successful candidate from his/her current employer.

Further appointments may be made from this competition should NICS positions become vacant which have similar duties and responsibilities.

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Alternatively, an application pack can be requested by contacting:

HRConnect, PO Box 1089, The Metro Building, 6-9 Donegall Square South, Belfast, BT1 9EW. Telephone: 0800 1 300 330. 
Email: recruitment@hrconnect.nigov.net

All requests must include your name, address and reference number IRC227357.

Completed application forms must be returned to arrive not later than 12:00 noon (UK time) on Friday 11th May 2018.

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