Monday, July 22, 2013

Teamleader Quarantine exotic mammals m/f

AAP – Cluster Rescue an Rehabilitation

The work and ideals of AAP is to improve, in a professional manner, the welfare of abused or neglected primates and small- to medium-sized exotic mammals from all over Europe.  This is achieved by providing shelter to animals from the illegal trade, circuses, animal-testing laboratories or private individuals. For most animals we find suitable homes worldwide in reserves, zoos or in our own permanent shelter in the south of Spain.

AAP is also actively and strategically involved in animal welfare issues by influencing both Dutch and European policy- and decision-makers in this field and working together with professional groups at home and abroad. Furthermore, AAP is an international authoritative knowledge centre.

We employ about 70 paid staff and more than 100 volunteers. AAP is situated in the middle of a green area  near Almere.  There is nowhere else you would directly see the result of your efforts – each animal taken into our care makes a recovery. AAP distinguishes itself by having an enormous passion and a professional, open culture. Our core values, accessibility, dedication and  inventiveness form important guidelines.

For the cluster Rescue and Rehabilitation, for the Quarantine, we are looking for  an enthusiastic

Teamleader Quarantine exotic mammals m/f
(36 Hours per week)

Your function
In this remarkably fascinating position, you are responsible for the organization of this unique department. You will be working directly with and for the animals, but you will mainly be responsible for managing and inspiring a team of 4-6 experienced animal caretakers. You will be working together with an assistant teamleader and a team of behavioral and veterinary specialists.  

  • Affinity for the goals and work area of AAP
  • At least a Vocational Education Animal care
  • You can work and think at MBO+level
  • You have at least 4 years of relevant working experience
  • You have at least one year experience in primate husbandry
  • You have ample experience in managing people.
  • You have excellent coaching skills and you are a natural born leader
  • You have strong communication skills and you are persuasive
  • You are enthusiastic and innovative. 
  • You are immune to stress, are diplomatic and capable of motivating people
  • You are capable of working and managing your team according to strict protocols
  • You are flexible, professional, organized and practical
  • You are willing to work during weekends
  • You are willing and capable of doing physically demanding work.
  • Your Dutch and English oral and written skills are excellent.
  • You are capable of working with the relevant computer programs (ZIMS, Word, Outlook, Excel etc.)

Our offer
We offer a job with a large amount of personal responsibility in an open, international, professional organization . Your starting salary depends on your relevant working experience and will be between € 1.841 and €  2.293 (brut, based on 36 hours ), with the possibility of annual growth.

Want to know more or apply directly?
For more information, please contact Eva Schippers, Head of cluster Rescue and Rehabilitation, tel. nr. (036) 523 87 87. Check our site for more information:
Send your letter of application and Resumé before 24 August this year, mentioning number
2013-06-ORTLQ preferably by e-mail, to: or by mail to: Stichting AAP, Kemphaanpad 1 Postbus 50313, 1305 AH Almere, at the attention of Elly Koppers, Coordinator Human Resources.

Carrying out a practical assignment will be part of the application process.

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