Monday, January 17, 2011

Team Manager Primates

Team Manager Primates 
The Netherlands 

At AAP we transform our ideals into a profession. We make the world a better place for abused or neglected animals. We provide shelter for primates and small to medium-sized exotic mammals that have suffered in illegal trade, circuses and laboratories or simply at the hands of private owners. We find suitable new homes for our animals in wildlife reserves, zoos around the world or in our own life time care centre in southern Spain.

On the other hand, AAP has a department working to prevent animal welfare problems in the first place through better legislation, regulation and law enforcement; in the Netherlands as well as in Europe. We work in an active and strategic level together with professional partners at a national and international level. Furthermore, AAP is an internationally authoritative knowledge centre.

AAP employs about 70 people and has a similar number of volunteers. We are housed on a spacious and modern location in the middle of the green area near Almere in the Netherlands. The result of our efforts can be seen directly in our animal enclosures where each of the on average 300 animals get the best possible care.

You will be part of a focused, professional team of colleagues: from caretaker to fundraiser, all with the same purpose of helping animals or trying to prevent that any animal will need our help in the future.

The cluster of Rescue – and Rehabilitation of primates is looking for a:

Team Manager Primates m/f (38 hours)

Your role
You are responsible for the daily organization and functioning of the department of Primates, in this special versatile and fascinating AAP position. While this position is of course suited for the direct work with and for animals, it contains a lot more than that. In the environment among animals you are coaching and inspiring a large team of (partly English-speaking) skilled animal care takers, trainees and volunteers. You are not doing this on your own but in consideration with the Team Manager Assistant and Staff Team Specialists for behaviour and veterinary businesses. Next to this, you will also put on your overall clothing and assist your team whenever needed.

Your qualifications
You have affinity with the goals of AAP and NGO’s

* You should have a qualification for at least Animal Care MBO (Lower vocational education) or you work and think at a MBO+ level and you have at least four years relevant work experience

* Experience and knowledge of primates is an advantage

* As a prerequisite, You have at least two years of demonstrable experience with management techniques

* You have excellent command of English, both written and spoken

* You have good communication skills and persuasiveness

* You are an appropriate team spirit and can act as a strong leader and coach of your team

* You are stress resistant, initiative, tactful and able to motivate

* You be alive to quality, you are critical, flexible and orderly

* You are able to work with relevant MS Office programs (Word, Outlook, Excel etc.)

* You are willing to work in the Weekend

* You are able to perform high physical activities.

Our offer
We are offering a very challenging position with a great deal of responsibility in an open, ambitious and professional organization in a natural environment in which animals and humans come first. Your initial salary will vary between € 1.922 en € 2.033 (gross based on a 38 hours work week), depending on age and experience, with possible increments annually.

Want to know more or want to apply?
For more information, call Eva Schippers, Head of Cluster Rescue and Rehabilitation, telephone nr. 036-523-8787. Check our website for more information:

Send your letter of application and your CV before 26 January 2011 with reference number 2011-01-ORTLP preferably by mail to  or by regular post to Stichting AAP, Kemphaanpad 1, Postbus 50313, 1305 AH Almere, The Netherlands, attention Elly Koppers, Personnel Coordinator.

The interview procedure will include fulfilling a practical assignment and accompanying an employee.

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