Friday, November 30, 2012

Keeper / Instructor in Animal Management

Job Title: Keeper / Instructor in Animal Management
Salary: £17,896 - £19,900 per annum, pro rata (A21-A24)

Status: Fixed term contract, 1 year
Hours: 15 hrs per week (0.405 FTE)

Reaseheath College is one of the premier land-based College located in South Cheshire with an enviable reputation for quality and partnerships with industry.  The College has a beautiful rural setting situated amongst 330 hectares of farms, parklands, lake, woodland and sports facilities, including its own golf course.

Our £4 million Animal Management Centre opened in 2010 and offers world class facilities including rooms for reptiles, amphibians and fish, a mammal house, teaching and meeting rooms and an impressive entrance to the college’s zoo.  We have 40 specialist staff, over 800 students and more than 1000 animals of around 200 species.

Due to this continued expansion an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Keeper/Instructor to join our hard working and dynamic team.  Ideally with skills and knowledge covering a wide range of taxonomic groups including Mammals ,Birds, Fish, Reptiles, Amphibians and Invertebrates, the successful applicant will possess a vocational qualification in Animal Management or an equivalent discipline at Level 3 or above.

You will have wide ranging experience of animal husbandry in both domestic and zoo animals and species. The role will include supervising students, conducting practical sessions and supporting lecturing staff in providing a high quality, effective provision.

Weekend work is on a shared rota basis and evening work may be required.

How to apply:  

To make a formal application and to see the job description, please visit the job pages at  

 Closing Date: Wednesday 5th December 2012 at 5pm

Interview Date: Thursday 13th December 2012

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