Saturday, June 15, 2019

HE Lecturer in Zoo and Wildlife Management



HE Lecturer in Zoo and Wildlife Management


An exciting new degree programme is being planned to start at Derby College in September 2019 and we are recruiting for a full time (part time considered) Lecturer in Zoo and Wildlife Management.  You will perform the role of Teacher in Zoo and Wildlife Management, undertaking preparation, delivery and marking of our Higher Education learning programme, ensuring achievement of agreed performance and quality targets.  You will help with the planning of the degree programme and a range of modules at level 4, 5 and 6. You will be expected to strive to maintain above average success rates in all areas, using innovation within your teaching and assessing and utilising e-learning opportunities where appropriate.
  
As part of the teacher role you will deliver the practical and theory aspects of the Animal and Zoo curriculum across levels 4, 5 and 6.  You will be required to deliver high quality, inspirational teaching which encourages learners to reach their full potential, promoting progression on to higher level courses or preparing them for careers working within the animal/zoo industry.  As part of the Animal and Zoo team you will be required to participate in the resourcing and preparation of the course delivery and assessment, undertake course administration including setting and reviewing academic targets with learners.
  
You will take an active part in course related trips and visits, recruitment of learners and supporting the work experience that learners undertake as part of their course, as well as ensuring that all college and University awarding body standards are met.
  
The successful candidate will have proven experience of providing outstanding support for learners and will be flexible, self-motivated and dedicated to student achievement and quality.  Up to date knowledge and experience of zoo animal husbandry is essential, with knowledge and experience in a broad range of industry settings advantageous.
  
Module planning and delivery may vary, however, experience in Anthrozoology, Zoo Science and Taxonomy, Biodiversity and Ecology, Managing Volunteers and Research Skills would be advantageous.  Prior teaching and assessing experience in a HE Animal/Zoo curriculum is essential, alongside a Masters in a relevant specialism, or willingness to work towards.  It is advantageous to have a teaching qualification.
  
If you would like to discuss this role further prior to application, please contact Stacey Higgs (Team Manager: Land based HE, KS4 and Apprenticeships): Stacey.Higgs@derby-college.ac.uk

 For a full job description, please see the link below:





https://jobs.derby-college.ac.uk/itlive_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open?VACANCY_ID%3d3961153BLW%1BUSESSION=0CE7531424F24BD7AA2ED4142F320F47&WVID=2336901OZ1&LANG=USA






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Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

Friday, June 14, 2019

Senior Animal Keeper – Primates – Paignton Zoo







Senior Animal Keeper – Primates – Paignton Zoo


Salary:  From £22,386.65 - £23,897.90 dependent on experience

Full-time:  38.75 hours


Permanent


Paignton Zoo, one of the largest in the UK and a registered scientific and education charity, has an exciting opportunity for an experienced senior keeper to join our Mammal team. You will be responsible for the hands-on day-to-day husbandry of a large and diverse collection of mammals, with a focus on primates.

You will have at least 4 years’ experience working with mammals and 2 years’ with primates as well as having completed the DMZAA course or equivalent qualification.

Previous supervisory experience would be beneficial. You will be a self-motivated team player with experience of training new keepers. Good communication and ICT skills would be an advantage.

You will have a broad knowledge of husbandry practices and an understanding of Zoo license regulations. Experience with great apes would be an advantage.
A full driving license is essential.

DUTIES:
• Responsible to the Senior Head Keeper / Head Keeper on a daily basis and ultimately to the Curator / Manager of the appropriate department.
• Deputise for the Senior Head Keeper / Head Keeper in their absence.
• To assist in the training of all new keepers and to advise the Senior Head Keeper/Head Keeper/Curator in their subsequent assessment.
• To attend to the husbandry requirements of the animal collection as directed by the Senior Head Keeper/Head Keeper in charge e.g. cleaning out the enclosures, preparing and presenting food, ensuring that bedding and water are provided where appropriate.
• To observe each individual animal for which one has been given responsibility on a daily basis and to record all events relevant to the section concerned in the keeper diaries.
• To answer questions asked by the zoo visitors in a courteous and informative manner or, should such questions be of a sensitive nature and/or concern zoo policy, refer them to a Senior Head Keeper/ Head Keeper or appropriate Curator/Manager.
• To supervise animal experiences and give verbal presentations to the public on aspects with which they are expected to be familiar e.g. the animals, the work of the zoo etc.
• To give public/media interviews as required by the appropriate Curator or Manager.
• To supervise students and new/trainee staff at the direction of the Senior Head Keeper/ Head Keeper.
• To be responsible for the basic maintenance of locks, slides, hinges etc. on the sections.
• To assist in covering for the storeman if necessary.
• To be prepared to drive zoo vehicles if required, providing the relevant licence is held.
• To be involved in the work of Taxon Advisory Groups (TAGs) and be trained in basic word-processing skills and the use of animal management related computer software.
• To participate in evening lock-up duty if required.
• To assist in duties not necessarily associated with the animal departments in times of emergency.
• To be familiar with the company's policies and procedures.
• To carry out any further duties as directed by appropriate Line Manager.

Paignton Zoo offers the following benefits (after probationary period):
• 28 days paid holiday (inclusive of Bank Holidays) rising to 33 days after 5 years.
• Defined contribution pension scheme
• Company sick pay
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Branded uniform provided (as required)
• Relevant internal and external training provided
• Free entry to our 3 zoos for staff and immediate family
• Complimentary tickets
• Discounts in our Catering and Retail outlets (as applicable)
• Free staff parking

To access the online application form please visit our website: www.paigntonzoo.org.uk/about/vacancies


Closing date:   30th June 2019


Interview date:   TBC








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Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

Senior Animal Keeper – Primates – Newquay Zoo





Senior Animal Keeper

Primates – Newquay Zoo


Salary:  From £22,386.65 - £23,897.90 dependent on experience

Full-time:  38.75 hours


Permanent


Newquay Zoo, a registered scientific and education charity, has an exciting opportunity for an experienced keeper to join our team. You will be responsible for the hands-on day-to-day husbandry of our primates section.

You will have at least 4 years’ experience working with primates as well as having completed the DMZAA course or equivalent qualification. 
Previous supervisory experience would be beneficial.  You will be a self-motivated team player with experience of training new keepers.  Good communication and ICT skills would be an advantage.

You will have a broad knowledge of husbandry practices and an understanding of Zoo license regulations and be keen to improve on nutrition, enrichment and animal training techniques within the department. 
A full driving license is essential.  
 Newquay Zoo offers the following benefits (after probationary period): 
  • 28 days paid holiday (inclusive of Bank Holidays) rising to 33 days after 5 years.
  • Defined contribution pension scheme
  • Company sick pay
  • Branded uniform provided (as required)
  • Relevant internal and external training provided
  • Free entry to our 3 zoos for staff and immediate family
  • Complimentary tickets
  • Discounts in our Catering and Retail outlets (as applicable)
  • Free staff parking

To access the online application form please visit our website: http://www.newquayzoo.org.uk/about/vacancies


Closing date:   21st June 2019


Interview date:   TBC









photo 
Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

CARNIVORE SECTION VOLUNTARY WORKER





CARNIVORE SECTION VOLUNTARY WORKER 
(TRAINING PLACEMENT)

from 1st September 2019

We currently have an opportunity for a Voluntary Worker for a period of 6 months (including a one-month evaluation period and the opportunity, when 5 months into your placement, to extend to a maximum of one year) within our Carnivore section.

Voluntary Worker (Training Placement) roles are not for current students as we are unable to support you with a college or University placement whilst you volunteer with us.

Our own training agreement will be completed and reviewed regularly with you throughout your training placement and you will take away a completed training record and certificate on the successful end of your placement.

Our Voluntary Worker training placement program has resulted in a high percentage of participants finding employment within the zoological sector and it is our aim, along with your support, to provide you with the experience necessary to go on to be considered for a position within the zoo industry. As such, our Voluntary Worker roles are for those looking for valuable experience within the zoo industry.

This is a physically demanding role so commitment and a level of physical fitness is a must. It’s a very rewarding role and will allow you to volunteer alongside keepers, aiding them in their daily duties and helping care for the animals.

Mission Statement
Newquay Zoo is an education, scientific and conservation charity dedicated to protecting our global wildlife heritage and inspiring in people a respect for animals, plants and the environment.

Aim of voluntary worker role:
The main aim of the placement will be to attend to the husbandry requirements of the animal collection as directed by the Senior Keeper in charge. Voluntary Workers focus on one of our animal sections and this role specifically relates to the Carnivore section.

The objective of the voluntary worker role is to:
Gain experience and understanding of the work of a zoo animal keeping department; Apply own personal skills and take ownership of a series of tasks and/or a research project; Reflect on training and experience throughout the placement.

Tasks:
The role covers all the areas within the Carnivore section and you will be asked to volunteer wherever the Senior Keeper requires you to: Assisting with daily animal husbandry e.g. feeding, cleaning, enrichment provision, enclosure modification etc.; Opportunities to observe and take part in animal handling, rearing and training. Observations of animals and recording of relevant information; Training in basic research methods; Visitor interaction e.g. answering visitor questions in a polite and sensitive manner; Assisting with student supervision, alongside a member of staff, at the direction of the senior keeper; Training in animal-management related computer software; Training in all aspects of the company’s code of practice.
Time:
Newquay Zoo is open every day and Voluntary Workers are full time i.e. a five-day volunteering week, including some weekends. This will be discussed as part of your Informal Discussion, which you will be invited to attend if shortlisted from your Interest Form / CV / covering letter. Informal Discussions will be carried out in person and not via telephone, Skype, etc. as this allows you to see where you will be volunteering and the area you would be potentially living (if necessary for you to move) whilst carrying out your placement.

Place of duty:
Carnivore section enclosures / areas around the Zoo.

Department manager:
Senior Keeper

Skills required:
Previous animal-related work experience or volunteering (desirable but not essential); Good communication skills; Adaptable to different environments; Able to volunteer in a team and independently; Physically fit for the demands of the post; Must be reliable; Able to follow strict instructions.

Materials required:
A polo shirt, sweatshirt, combat trousers, fleece, waterproof coat and steel-toe capped wellies or boots are provided for a small deposit (£20) as part of your induction.
 
Any health and safety requirements:
Keepers will talk you through all relevant health and safety requirements and risk assessments for the duties that you will be carrying out. You will need to ensure that your tetanus injection is valid and will be kept up-to-date throughout your placement.

Please note
All Voluntary Workers for this role must be aged 18 years or over
All Voluntary Workers are purely voluntary, and as such, Newquay Zoo does not provide any financial support or expenses to those wishing to register their interest in or take on these positions with us.
If you are successful in becoming a Voluntary Worker with us, two references will be taken up before you are able to start and, for identification purposes, you will be required to bring your passport and your National Insurance card (or number NI printed on a document) with you to your induction meeting.

To register your interest for this
Carnivore Section Voluntary Worker role
Please complete the Interest Form at https://www.newquayzoo.org.uk/support-us/volunteer/volunteer-register stating Voluntary Worker: Carnivores in the role choice and then email a CV and covering letter to nzvolunteering@wildplanettrust.org.uk by Sunday 30th June 2019

If you have picked up a paper version of our Volunteer Interest Form, please send your completed form to Volunteers’ Co-ordinator, Newquay Zoo, Trenance Gardens, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 2LZ, along with your CV and covering letter.


If the items shown above are not received, we will be unable to take your interest further.










photo 
Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

BIRD SECTION VOLUNTARY WORKER








BIRD SECTION VOLUNTARY WORKER 
(TRAINING PLACEMENT)

from 1st September 2019

We currently have an opportunity for a Voluntary Worker for a period of 6 months (including a one-month evaluation period and the opportunity, when 5 months into your placement, to extend to a maximum of one year) within our Bird section.

Voluntary Worker (Training Placement) roles are not for current students as we are unable to support you with a college or University placement whilst you volunteer with us.

Our own training agreement will be completed and reviewed regularly with you throughout your training placement and you will take away a completed training record and certificate on the successful end of your placement.

Our Voluntary Worker training placement program has resulted in a high percentage of participants finding employment within the zoological sector and it is our aim, along with your support, to provide you with the experience necessary to go on to be considered for a position within the zoo industry. As such, our Voluntary Worker roles are for those looking for valuable experience within the zoo industry.

This is a physically demanding role so commitment and a level of physical fitness is a must. It’s a very rewarding role and will allow you to volunteer alongside keepers, aiding them in their daily duties and helping care for the animals.

Mission Statement
Newquay Zoo is an education, scientific and conservation charity dedicated to protecting our global wildlife heritage and inspiring in people a respect for animals, plants and the environment.

Aim of voluntary worker role:
The main aim of the placement will be to attend to the husbandry requirements of the animal collection as directed by the Senior Keeper in charge. Voluntary Workers focus on one of our animal sections and this role specifically relates to the Bird section.

The objective of the voluntary worker role is to:
Gain experience and understanding of the work of a zoo animal keeping department; Apply own personal skills and take ownership of a series of tasks and/or a research project; Reflect on training and experience throughout the placement.

Tasks:
The role covers all the areas within the Bird section and you will be asked to volunteer wherever the Senior Keeper requires you to: Assisting with daily animal husbandry e.g. feeding, cleaning, enrichment provision, enclosure modification etc.; Opportunities to observe and take part in animal handling, rearing and training. Observations of animals and recording of relevant information; Training in basic research methods; Visitor interaction e.g. answering visitor questions in a polite and sensitive manner; Assisting with student supervision, alongside a member of staff, at the direction of the senior keeper; Training in animal-management related computer software; Training in all aspects of the company’s code of practice.
Time:
Newquay Zoo is open every day and Voluntary Workers are full time i.e. a five-day volunteering week, including some weekends. This will be discussed as part of your Informal Discussion, which you will be invited to attend if shortlisted from your Interest Form / CV / covering letter. Informal Discussions will be carried out in person and not via telephone, Skype, etc. as this allows you to see where you will be volunteering and the area you would be potentially living (if necessary for you to move) whilst carrying out your placement.

Place of duty:
Bird section enclosures / areas around the Zoo.

Department manager:
Senior Keeper

Skills required:
Previous animal-related work experience or volunteering (desirable but not essential); Good communication skills; Adaptable to different environments; Able to volunteer in a team and independently; Physically fit for the demands of the post; Must be reliable; Able to follow strict instructions.

Materials required:
A polo shirt, sweatshirt, combat trousers, fleece, waterproof coat and steel-toe capped wellies or boots are provided for a small deposit (£20) as part of your induction.
 
Any health and safety requirements:
Keepers will talk you through all relevant health and safety requirements and risk assessments for the duties that you will be carrying out. You will need to ensure that your tetanus injection is valid and will be kept up-to-date throughout your placement.

Please note
All Voluntary Workers for this role must be aged 18 years or over
All Voluntary Workers are purely voluntary, and as such, Newquay Zoo does not provide any financial support or expenses to those wishing to register their interest in or take on these positions with us.
If you are successful in becoming a Voluntary Worker with us, two references will be taken up before you are able to start and, for identification purposes, you will be required to bring your passport and your National Insurance card (or number NI printed on a document) with you to your induction meeting.

To register your interest for this
Bird Section Voluntary Worker role
Please complete the Interest Form at https://www.newquayzoo.org.uk/support-us/volunteer/volunteer-register stating Voluntary Worker: Birds in the role choice and then email a CV and covering letter to nzvolunteering@wildplanettrust.org.uk by Sunday 30th June 2019

If you have picked up a paper version of our Volunteer Interest Form, please send your completed form to Volunteers’ Co-ordinator, Newquay Zoo, Trenance Gardens, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 2LZ, along with your CV and covering letter.


If the items shown above are not received, we will be unable to take your interest further.









photo 
Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

PRIMATE SECTION VOLUNTARY WORKER



PRIMATE SECTION VOLUNTARY WORKER 
(TRAINING PLACEMENT)

from 1st September 2019

We currently have an opportunity for a Voluntary Worker for a period of 6 months (including a one-month evaluation period and the opportunity, when 5 months into your placement, to extend to a maximum of one year) within our Primate section.

Voluntary Worker (Training Placement) roles are not for current students as we are unable to support you with a college or University placement whilst you volunteer with us.

Our own training agreement will be completed and reviewed regularly with you throughout your training placement and you will take away a completed training record and certificate on the successful end of your placement.

Our Voluntary Worker training placement program has resulted in a high percentage of participants finding employment within the zoological sector and it is our aim, along with your support, to provide you with the experience necessary to go on to be considered for a position within the zoo industry. As such, our Voluntary Worker roles are for those looking for valuable experience within the zoo industry.

This is a physically demanding role so commitment and a level of physical fitness is a must. It’s a very rewarding role and will allow you to volunteer alongside keepers, aiding them in their daily duties and helping care for the animals.

Mission Statement
Newquay Zoo is an education, scientific and conservation charity dedicated to protecting our global wildlife heritage and inspiring in people a respect for animals, plants and the environment.

Aim of voluntary worker role:
The main aim of the placement will be to attend to the husbandry requirements of the animal collection as directed by the Senior Keeper in charge. Voluntary Workers focus on one of our animal sections and this role specifically relates to the Primate section.

The objective of the voluntary worker role is to:
Gain experience and understanding of the work of a zoo animal keeping department; Apply own personal skills and take ownership of a series of tasks and/or a research project; Reflect on training and experience throughout the placement.

Tasks:
The role covers all the areas within the Primate section and you will be asked to volunteer wherever the Senior Keeper requires you to: Assisting with daily animal husbandry e.g. feeding, cleaning, enrichment provision, enclosure modification etc.; Opportunities to observe and take part in animal handling, rearing and training. Observations of animals and recording of relevant information; Training in basic research methods; Visitor interaction e.g. answering visitor questions in a polite and sensitive manner; Assisting with student supervision, alongside a member of staff, at the direction of the senior keeper; Training in animal-management related computer software; Training in all aspects of the company’s code of practice.
Time:
Newquay Zoo is open every day and Voluntary Workers are full time i.e. a five-day volunteering week, including some weekends. This will be discussed as part of your Informal Discussion, which you will be invited to attend if shortlisted from your Interest Form / CV / covering letter. Informal Discussions will be carried out in person and not via telephone, Skype, etc. as this allows you to see where you will be volunteering and the area you would be potentially living (if necessary for you to move) whilst carrying out your placement.

Place of duty:
Primate section enclosures / areas around the Zoo.

Department manager:
Senior Keeper

Skills required:
Previous animal-related work experience or volunteering (desirable but not essential); Good communication skills; Adaptable to different environments; Able to volunteer in a team and independently; Physically fit for the demands of the post; Must be reliable; Able to follow strict instructions.

Materials required:
A polo shirt, sweatshirt, combat trousers, fleece, waterproof coat and steel-toe capped wellies or boots are provided for a small deposit (£20) as part of your induction.
 
Any health and safety requirements:
Keepers will talk you through all relevant health and safety requirements and risk assessments for the duties that you will be carrying out. You will need to ensure that your tetanus injection is valid and will be kept up-to-date throughout your placement.

Please note
All Voluntary Workers for this role must be aged 18 years or over
All Voluntary Workers are purely voluntary, and as such, Newquay Zoo does not provide any financial support or expenses to those wishing to register their interest in or take on these positions with us.
If you are successful in becoming a Voluntary Worker with us, two references will be taken up before you are able to start and, for identification purposes, you will be required to bring your passport and your National Insurance card (or number NI printed on a document) with you to your induction meeting.

To register your interest for this
Primate Section Voluntary Worker role
Please complete the Interest Form at https://www.newquayzoo.org.uk/support-us/volunteer/volunteer-register stating Voluntary Worker: Primates in the role choice and then email a CV and covering letter to nzvolunteering@wildplanettrust.org.uk by Sunday 30th June 2019

If you have picked up a paper version of our Volunteer Interest Form, please send your completed form to Volunteers’ Co-ordinator, Newquay Zoo, Trenance Gardens, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 2LZ, along with your CV and covering letter.


If the items shown above are not received, we will be unable to take your interest further.









photo 
Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant