Friday, October 18, 2013

Aviculture and Captive Animal Manager

Aviculture and Captive Animal Manager

WWT Martin Mere

Full time, Permanent
£22,571 per annum

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a leading wetland conservation organisation saving wetlands for wildlife and people across the world.  We have a network of visitor centres dedicated to engaging people with wetlands and their wildlife including over 2,000 hectares of wetland habitats.
We are looking to recruit a hardworking, enthusiastic individual to manage the animal collection and grounds at WWT Martin Mere. Managing a team of four staff and volunteers, you will be responsible for implementing the animal collection plan whilst achieving annual targets of the captive breeding programme. Ensuring that the five freedoms for animal care are met and taking responsibility for the implementation of best practice rules and guidelines set out in WWT’s avicultural manual series will also form part of the role.
Other duties will include promoting public education by providing information to the visitors about the exhibited species and their natural habitats, and keeping the exhibits at a high standard of presentation.
You will also be responsible for forming part of the duty management of the site and out of hours cover. In light of this, a rent free, on-site cottage may be available with the position.
The successful candidate will be educated to GCSE standard or equivalent with previous animal husbandry in particular aviculture.   Excellent communication skills are also essential to the role and horticulture experience is desirable.
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