Saturday, July 23, 2011

Animal Care - Head Curator

Animal Care - Head Curator

Maternity Cover for up to 12 months
Full Time (37 hours per week)
£17,601 to £20,400 dependent on experience

We require a hardworking team leader who will be responsible for the day to day running of the animal care unit and to manage the curator team.
You will ensure that all the tasks required to maintain the health and welfare of animals are carried out.

A keen interest in the promotion of best practice in both husbandry and educational terms is essential.
Some experience of practical instruction at FE level and a teaching qualification would be beneficial.

You will have an Animal Care qualification and have skills in handling and management of companion and exotic animals.
The Animal Care Centre includes a mammal house, fish house, tropical house, kennels, grooming parlour, training area, aviary, paddock, kitchen area and education room.

You must be willing to work flexible hours to include some bank holidays and weekend work.
Access to personal transport is essential.

If you would like to discuss this position informally please telephone Sue Merrett, Academy Head on 01395 562419 or email

Closing Date is Tuesday 16th August 2011 at 12 noon

Interviews will take place on Thursday 1st September 2011

Please download an application pack from , or email  or contact Human Resources on 01395 562363.


Bicton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
All employees are subject to CRB checks

Bicton College is a leading land-based college set within an area of outstanding natural beauty in the heart of Devon.
The grounds comprise 200 hectares of open parkland and rolling countryside; a majestic Georgian manor house overlooks the beautiful lake and sits alongside the latest in modern facilities and equipment.

It is the perfect setting for the range of land-based courses that are available from entry level to higher education, in the following subject areas:
Animal Care
Countryside Management & Arboriculture Engineering: Vehicle, Plant and Manufacturing
Equine Studies
Outdoor Leisure
Veterinary Nursing

Bicton College is located a mere five minutes from the south coast with its selection of beaches, towering cliffs and seaside towns, and twenty minutes from the regional capital of Exeter, which “…with a touch of buzzy, big city atmosphere, a large student population and a thriving arts scene…is one of the liveliest cities in the southwest.
The city's long heritage means there are plenty of monuments and historical attractions to occupy at least a day's sightseeing, and the excellent selection of bars, cafes and restaurants make Exeter a vibrant place to be after dark.” (Lonely Planet Guide to Great Britain, June 2005)


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