Sunday, May 8, 2011

National Seal Sanctuary - Animal Care Assistant – 40 hours

Animal Care Assistant – 40 hours

Reporting To: Displays Supervisor and Senior Animal Care Assistant
Department: Displays
Direct Reports: None
Contract: Hourly Paid / Full Time

The Role

A challenging position has arisen for a full time Animal Care Assistant at the National Seal Sanctuary, Cornwall.

Core responsibilities for the positions include:

 daily maintenance of the Seal Hospital facility and its surroundings;
 rescue, rehabilitation and release of grey seal pups;
 resident animal care and husbandry, including training and enrichment;
 daily maintenance of physical resources, pools and associated systems;
 the delivery of entertaining and informative daily talks to visitors.

The Person

Ideal candidates will have a proven track record in applied animal care, handling, and husbandry. Most important is a firm understanding of the core functions and values of the Sanctuary, and a strong desire to support the Sanctuary team in maintaining the highest standards of performance in all job responsibilities.

The candidates will need patience, a good sense of humour, superior communication skills, a strong sense of teamwork, and flexibility with working hours/days. Excellent health, stamina and strength, and a full clean driving licence, are essential.

The Application

To apply, send a cover letter and full CV to:

Tamara Cooper,
Displays Supervisor,
National Seal Sanctuary,
TR12 6UG

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Closing date: 17th May 2011


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