Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
SPARSHOLT COLLEGE HAMPSHIRE
Instructor – Animal Management
£18,840- £22,508 pro rata (depending on qualifications)
The post holders will undertake practical instruction and assessment of groups of students and other trainees as required as well as be responsible for the daily husbandry of an allocated section of the living collection.
Candidates should be educated to at least level 3 in a relevant vocational subject e.g. Animal Management, Veterinary Nursing, Biological Science or Zoology Degree. Candidates should be able to demonstrate significant professional experience working with a range of mammal species e.g. in a zoo or laboratory setting. Some teaching or supervisory experience would be advantageous.Closing Date: 03 June 2013
Application packs are available from:
24 hour recruitment line: 01962 797438
Job Title: Instructor Animal Management
Grade: Scale 5 or Scale 6 (depending on qualifications)
Responsible to: Animal Management Centre Manager / Curator
The College’s Vision and Values are embodied in the following statements:
- The acquisition of knowledge which is linked to tangible skills development in a safe learning environment is the essence of a quality learning experience. If this process also challenges reasoning, planning and individual organisation then it will develop valuable learner skills allowing individuals to realise their full potential. Sparsholt College is committed to widening participation in all its learning activity and is committed to making provision available at all academic levels to match the diverse needs of our learners.
- The College is committed to the principles of partnership and collaboration with a range of likeminded organisations on a local, regional, national and international basis and will deliver its Vision and Values through a culture of a professional, open and self critical organisation that embraces change and believes in high quality and where responsible contribution of individuals is encouraged and valued at all levels.
- The College is committed to encouraging and demonstrating enterprise, entrepreneurialism and innovation amongst learners and staff through the curriculum and to developing the commercial activity of the College.
What will I be doing? (Contribution statement)
The post holder will work under the direction of the Animal Management Centre (AMC) Manager in undertaking the routine care of all species accommodated within the AMC and its associated environs. To undertake practical instruction and assessment of groups of students and other trainees as required. To work within a team to achieve exemplary standards in animal welfare, teaching and the overall presentation of the AMC.It is a requirement of this post that a qualification in preparing to Teach in the Life Long learning Sector (PTLLS) or equivalent is undertaken prior to commencement of the post or willingness to attain.
Achievement of Associate Teacher Learning and Skills or equivalent will be necessary to progress through the pay scales.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
- To assist the AMC Manager with the daily operation and maintenance of the Animal Management Centre and all associated buildings, grounds and animal exhibits.
- To carry out routine morning and evening checks in respect of animal welfare, security and general presentation.
- To carry out routine animal health checks, prophylaxis and associated tasks and report any illness to the AMC Manager.
- To carry out research in respect of the animals under your care to ensure practice standards remain current and welfare needs are met. To assist the AMC Manager in maintaining working protocols relevant to these standards.
- To ensure the AMC and all associated areas and equipment are kept clean and tidy and the AMC is presented to an exemplary standard to include personal presentation andwearing of the uniform provided.
- To carry out grounds maintenance tasks within the AMC to include grass cutting, weeding, watering and basic enclosure repairs.
- To develop and maintain a well prepared, realistic and safe working environment and develop the professional attitude of the students towards their work and give them every opportunity to practice and develop their skills.
- To monitor consumables and equipment, assist with checking deliveries, reordering and stock control procedures and to ensure all items are maintained to a high standard and stored appropriately.
- Maintain effective communication with College staff, students, parents and stakeholders including employers. To work within a team to provide a friendly and approachable working environment.
- Undertake a personal instruction load.
- Working with teaching and learning staff the post holder will provide practical support, instruction, training, assessment and supervision to students in practical subjects both on an individual and group basis, ensuring provision is learner focused, ensures academic excellence, high quality learning and an outstanding student experience and which reflects the principles of the personalised curriculum and contributes to the achievement of the College’s strategic and development plans.
- Effectively supervise practical activities for a range of part and full time students. Support the efficient and effective running and development of all aspects of the curriculum including comprehensive preparation of equipment and learning areas, instructing, demonstrating and supervising students working throughout the AMC.
- Plan, deliver and assess practical instruction to a range of part and full time students. Contribute to the planning and assessment of students’ practical work in relation to approved assessment criteria.
- To support the AMC Manager to ensure that teaching and learning is carried out effectively and efficiently supporting the quality and performance management process for the area.
- Develop and maintain a realistic working environment and develop the professional attitude of the students towards their work and provide students with every opportunity to practise their skills.
- To keep records, as appropriate, of student attendance, progress, assessment and attainment.
- Support the Learning Manager to ensure learner recruitment, enrolment and induction, attendance, retention, achievement, success, welfare, pastoral support, progression and discipline within their area.
- To complete and maintain a range of comprehensive records in accordance with the AMC Managers requirements.
- Ensure compliance with, and implementation of, all College policies and procedures with particular reference, but not exclusively, to Equality and Diversity, Health and Safety and Every Child Matters.
- To support the AMC Manager to ensure that learner recruitment, retention, attendance, progression, achievement and success are effectively managed and monitored and that appropriate records are kept.
- To undertake administrative tasks as required including the completion of registers and to provide accurate and timely reports as required.
- Participate in College groups, course team meetings, course reviews and other activities when required.
- Monitor and maintain stocks and stock lists/inventories, order appropriate tools, equipment, materials and consumables and assist with stock checks and control.
Health and Safety
- To work in compliance with the Sparsholt College Health and Safety Policy, assisting with the maintenance and review of all health and safety documentation and to undertake any relevant training as required.
- In liaison with the AMC Manager, ensure all animal and health and safety signage is maintained and updated.
- To comply with and promote College Health and Safety policies and take appropriate responsibility to ensure the health and safety of self and others.
- Prepare risk assessments, implement health and safety related actions identified through risk assessment and assist in the induction of staff and students in the safe use of facilities, tools and equipment.
- Follow safe working procedures personally and ensure that learners follow all safe working procedures and practices in the learning environment, including giving regular clear verbal and written instruction to all learners.
- Ensure the learning areas meet all relevant legislative requirements, including carrying out risk assessment where necessary. Work with AMC Manager to ensure College Health and Safety systems and procedures are in place.
- Maintain safety standards in accordance with the Law and College’s Health & Safety Policy and to act as a First Aider including responsibility for maintaining first aid equipment.
- Ensure that all accidents are recorded and reported following the agreed College procedure.
- Ensure compliance with and implementation of all College policies and procedures in respect of Equality and Diversity.
- Ensure compliance with all College policies and procedures in respect of Child Protection Legislation (Every Child Matters).
- To provide essential cover for the AMC where needed in respect of holidays, sickness, weekends and evenings as necessary. A rota system will be used in liaison with the AMC Manager.
- To engage in team meetings.
- To attend and support College open days and events as required.
- Travelling and working away from normal base as may be required from time to time.
- To actively participate in ensuring that there is always sufficient cover at the AMC by ensuring that all proposed holidays and time off in lieu are discussed and agreed in advance with the Manager to ensure it fits into the working commitments of the Animal Management Centre and other activities.
- To undertake any staff development and training required for this position and for the improved operation of the Animal Management Centre and affiliated areas, such as First Aid at work, MIDAS, and MO1 initially. Other training required will be related to Assessors Awards, Teacher Training, Veterinary Medical Competency and the use of specified AMC equipment / machinery. Specialist courses in respect of animal husbandry may also be required.
- To undertake such other reasonable duties as may be required from time to time and review this Job Description at least annually with the Assistant Principal through the College performance management scheme.
Date Job Description prepared:
Agreed by Job Holder:
Approved by Manager:
Approved by Director of Human Resources:
This job description outlines the main duties and key performance outcomes of the role. It is not exhaustive and may be varied by the College following consultation with the post holder.
The job description, duties and key performance outcomes must be reviewed annually with the line manager and approved by the Head of Human Resources and a member of the Senior Leadership Team.
Person Specification/Competency Profile
Instructor Animal Management
Instructor – Animal Management
SKILLS AND CORE COMPETENCIES
Technical competency and knowledge (qualifications and training)
Qualification certificates / Interview Questions
Qualification certificates / Interview Questions
Experience and Skills
1. Experience of performing husbandry duties across a range of species and all associated tasks to include basic grounds maintenance
2. Sound knowledge of animal welfare issues
3. Ability to teach practical skills (including husbandry, handling and restraint techniques) and to supervise a range of full and part time students
4. Ability to work with students and colleagues to support the delivery of a wide ranging curriculum.
5. Ability to maintain a well prepared, realistic and safe working environment and develop the professional attitude of the students towards their work and give them every opportunity to practice and develop their skills
6. Experience in using and maintaining a range of appropriate equipment
Application / References
SKILLS AND CORE COMPTENCIES
Experience and Skills (contd/…..)
7. Experience in using equipment and materials safely and effectively
8. Ability to plan and assess students’ practical work in relation to approved assessment criteria
9. Ability to keep records, as appropriate, of student attendance, progress, assessment and attainment and all appropriate animal records
10. Experience of effective implementation of Health and Safety procedures
Personal qualities, communicating and relating to others.
Copy of driving Licence
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Blue Planet Aquarium seeks an Assistant Curator
Blue Planet Aquarium, a leading visitor attraction in the North West has an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join the Zoological Management team as an Assistant Curator. Our Zoological department is responsible for all displays, including our famous 3.8 million litre shark exhibit, as well as a diverse collection of terrestrial vertebrates and invertebrates.
Reporting to the Curator, the successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Zoological Team, including members of the Aquarium’s Dive Team. A hands-on approach is required to ensure the team achieves the highest standards of animal care and husbandry. You will also promote a high standard of health and safety for all aquarium visitors and staff.
With your strong communication and leadership skills, as well as a ‘lead by example’ management style you will motivate and inspire our team to present the Aquarium’s displays to an exceptional standard, whilst ensuring the continued development of exhibits to incorporate novel and innovative approaches.
Key Responsibilities will include:
- Ensure the highest standards of animal husbandry and care.
- Deliver excellent exhibition presentation at all times in order to delight, enthuse and educate our visitors
- Assist the Curator to manage and develop the Zoological Aquarists and Divers.
- Assist the Curator with controlling costs within budget including both zoological expenses and personnel costs.
- Monitoring water quality on filtration systems and carrying out regular plumbing works and planned scheduled maintenance.
- Fulfil the role of Duty Manager when required.
The successful candidate will be required to work full time, 5 days every week on a rota’d basis, including regular weekends and Bank Holidays.
Blue Planet Aquarium is owned and operated by Aspro Ocio a Spanish multinational company with its headquarters based in Madrid. Aspro owns and operates over 40 leisure attractions across Europe. In the UK along with Blue Planet Aquarium Aspro operates Deep Sea World, Bristol Aquarium, Blue Reef Aquariums, Smugglers Adventure and Oakwood Theme Park.
To apply - please send your up-to-date CV with a covering letter outlining your salary expectation to:
blueplanetaquarium.co.uk or: Recruitment, Blue Planet Aquarium, Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 9LF
Blue Planet Aquarium is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
Closing date: 28th May 2013
Newquay Blue Reef Aquarium Seeks
Blue Reef Aquarium is a leading visitor attraction based in Newquay and is now recruiting for a General Manager/Curator.
Forming part of the Senior Management Team you will report to the UK Director. To meet the business needs we are looking for an experienced Curator with General Management skills. The successful candidate will play a key role in the day to day running of the Zoological Department as well as in the strategic development, business success and daily operation of the attraction.
For this role we require someone who can combine their Curator experience with General Management knowledge and experience. You must be an excellent all round communicator, able to build and capitalise on a wide network of contacts externally, while motivating and managing teams internally. This position would suit a candidate with an entrepreneurial outlook and excellent management skills.
The successful candidate will have a good understanding of the crucial role of marketing and ability to develop and employ creative selling techniques. Attention to detail is also essential as well as financial literacy with proven ability to produce/manage budgets and business plans effectively.
Having an entrepreneurial outlook you will have the skills to grow existing revenue streams as well as growing new revenue streams, whilst focusing on the bottom line with the ability to maximise quality and profitability of business.
This is a full time post which involves working 5 days a week and often includes working weekends and Bank Holidays.
Aspro Ocio is a Spanish multinational company with its headquarters based in Madrid. Aspro operates water parks, theme parks and aquaria in Spain, France, Finland, Portugal, Switzerland, Belgium Holland and here in the UK. The Aspro Group came into existence in 1991 and has experienced a fast and healthy development over the years, both organically and through acquisitions.
Aspro owns and operates two companies in the UK – Deep Sea Leisure consisting of Blue Planet Aquarium, Bristol Aquarium and Deep Sea World, 4 Blue Reef Leisure Aquariums, Smugglers Cave and Oakwood Theme Park.
Candidates should apply to Janeen Pickup, Human Resources Manager, C/O Blue Planet Aquarium, Cheshire Oaks, Cheshire, CH65 9LF. E-mail: email@example.com Your application letter should highlight why you would be able to fulfil this key role within the organisation; include your salary expectations; and clearly demonstrate how you meet our requirements.
Applications must be received by Friday, 31st May 2013.
Aspro Ocio is an Equal Opportunities Employer
Education and Research Intern
Howletts and Port Lympne are sister parks in Kent known within the UK and Europe for their high standards of animal welfare and captive breeding success. The parks house over 1,000 animals from a range of species (primarily mammals) and there are multiple-groups of many species, providing fantastic research opportunities. As a popular visitor attraction we aim to continually improve our educational programmes. We are therefore looking for enthusiastic candidates wanting to gain practical research experience in education or zoo welfare for a 6-12 month placement.
The successful applicant will have the opportunity to run an extended research project (this will include producing a summary report), the results of which we will encourage you to get published and/or submit to present at a conference.
A BSc in zoology, animal behaviour, psychology, social science or similar would be advantageous but those from other backgrounds with a passion for conservation, education and captive research may be considered. You will need to be competent in statistical analysis, have experience of data collection, excellent communication skills, and be hard-working and enthusiastic.
Interns will work under the supervision of the Education department and in addition to running a research project there will be the opportunity to assist with various educational activities. They will also gain experience in the organisation of courses and workshops.
Working hours can be flexible but you will be required to commit to four days a week, which will include some weekends and bank holidays. Candidates must be available to start in June. Please note this in an unpaid position and we are unable to offer accommodation or expenses with this internship.
Please apply by emailing a CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please apply by emailing a CV and covering letter to email@example.com.
Closing date: Tuesday 28th May 2013
Job title: Assistant Zoo Operations Manager
Company: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Salary: £24,000 + excellent benefits
Location: Chessington, Surrey
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Chessington World of Adventures Resort team as Assistant Zoo Operations Manager!
Guests visit Chessington World of Adventures for Britain’s wildest day out and the animals they encounter all add to the atmosphere of excitement and discovery. From Tigers to Sharks, Gorillas and Military Macaws to Marmosets, our Zoo and SEA LIFE Centre boast a huge array of wildlife
About the role
Every section is designed to help our Adventurers get up even closer and more personal with the cheeky, the mischievous and the exotic – and in this key role, you’ll be right there at the heart of it, making sure that everything runs smoothly.
Supporting the Zoo Manager in the safe & efficient delivery of the Zoo Operation, focusing on animal welfare & husbandry and of course, Adventurer experience!
Key objectives include:
- Manage & promote the compliance & adherence to all relevant Health & Safety Procedures & Protocols, to ensure the highest standards for self, visitors and guests.
- A track record in Leading, motivating & developing teams/sections to maintain the highest possible standard of Animal Husbandry, Animal Welfare, Conservation, Education & Guest Experience.
- Have a sound knowledge, experience and understanding of ‘positive reinforcement’ animal training.
- Some knowledge and experience with large Hoofstock would be preferable.
- Business acumen with some budgetary experience if possible.
- Develop methods to encourage/increase Adventurer dwell time in the Zoo areas of the Resort.
You will be a dynamic people leader with drive and passion for focus and development. You will have a solid background of Health & Safety knowledge and crucially Zoo Legislation. You perhaps have a goal to become a Zoo Manager and this opportunity will play a crucial part in taking you there. You must be organised and flexible with the business needs and will be able to stay focused and in control under pressure. You will actively evolve with change and business requirements and keep up to date within your field. This position is permanent working full time; flexibility is required to meet the needs of the business.
About us Join our fun and friendly team at Chessington Resort and you’ll reap the rewards that come with working for Merlin Entertainments, Europe’s largest visitor attraction operator. As well as a competitive salary, you can look forward to an impressive range of benefits including a Merlin Magic pass which will give you free admission to all of our attractions, including Alton Towers Resort, THORPE PARK, Warwick Castle, The EDF Energy London Eye and Madame Tussauds.
For a new adventure apply here at: https://merlin.taleo.net/
Or visit our recruitment website www.chessingtonjobs.com