Friday, August 30, 2013

Aviculture Team Leader

Birdworld vacancy: Aviculture Team Leader

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Aviculture Team at Birdworld Bird Park and Gardens, comprising Birdworld, Underwater World and the Jenny Wren Farm, in Farnham, Surrey.

The Aviculture team is responsible for the daily care of the main bird collection, comprising close to 200 species. We are looking for an able bird keeper with proven practical skills and a hands on approach.  You will lead a team of dedicated bird keepers and work closely with other teams as well as with the curator to ensure high standards of animal care and public display are met at all times.

  • Motivated individual who can lead a team effectively and communicate well with colleagues
  • Experience of artificial incubation and hand rearing of a variety of species
  • Experience in delivery of medications (injections, oral and via food)
  • Basic skills associated with enclosure maintenance
  • Some experience in developing and maintaining planting within enclosures for both husbandry and visitor needs
  • Be comfortable in giving public keeper talks
  • Excellent written English
  • Understand the importance of good records and accurate reporting
  • Ability to help to develop team members through training and assessment of skills
  • Full clean driving license
  • Passion for Birds

  • Tertiary qualification in a biological science / Animal Management
  • Use of ZIMS
Applications should include an up to date CV and covering letter to be sent to:  Recruitment, Human Resources Department,

Denys E. Head Limited, Holt Pound, Nr Farnham, United Kingdom, GU10 4LD

Closing date for applications is: Friday 27th September 2013 and applicants should ideally be available for interview between 7th and 18th October 2013.

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