Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Technical Instructor, Animal Management - Hadlow College

Technical Instructor, Animal Management - Hadlow College

£16,849 to £19,130 per annum - Plus Outer London Weighting £1,393 p.a

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated Technical Instructor to work with our Animal Management team, providing support and technical assistance to our teaching staff at our satellite centre in Mottingham, South East London. You will be required to give practical demonstrations and technical instruction in varying aspects of animal care to our students. The successful candidate will work as part of a small team responsible for the care of the College animals and help to develop the collection under guidance from the Animal Curator.

The ability to communicate effectively is essential for this role along with at least two years relevant practical experience in a range of animal care activities. Candidates will need the ability to work well as part of a team, and qualifications A1/A2 (D32/D33) would also be an advantage, as would teaching and demonstrating experience.

This is a full time post working 37 hours per week working alternate weekends on a rota basis and you will be expected to work on occasional bank holidays.

The successful candidate will also need to be flexible, as the full-time hours may include travelling to our satellite centre at Canterbury and our main site in Hadlow.

As well as contributory pension scheme, sponsorship for further vocational and teacher training and free car parking, this post also attracts 25 days holiday each year (excluding bank holidays).

The successful candidate will be required to undertake a Criminal Records Bureau Check (CRB) and provide proof of their right to work in the UK.

The job description and application form can be downloaded from our website, http://www.hadlow.ac.uk/  Alternatively, you can request an application pack by emailing jobs@hadlow.ac.uk  or telephoning 01732 850551.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 17th February, 2010.

Visit Hadlow College at http://www.hadlow.ac.uk/

Hadlow College is a committed equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding; promoting the welfare of all learners, commitments we expect all staff to share.

Hadlow College is Kent's premier land-based college and one of the top three such colleges in the United Kingdom.

Animal Management courses are offered at 3 of our sites, Hadlow, Mottingham and Canterbury. Each of these sites has its own dedicated Animal Unit with a wide range of species including reptiles, small mammals, camelids and birds. We have seen year on year growth in student numbers which has enabled us to consistently develop practical resources to maximise student learning. The successful postholder will work with the existing team under the guidance of the Animal Curator to continue development of practical resources ensuring that Hadlow College remains the first choice for Animal Management education.

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