Friday, January 17, 2014

Aviculture and Captive Animal Manager

Aviculture and Captive Animal Manager
WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre
Full time, Permanent
Circa £26,000 per annum

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is the largest international wetland conservation charity in the UK. Our mission is to promote, protect and develop wetlands and their wildlife. WWT operates nine visitor centres in the UK aimed at bringing people closer to wetland wildlife.

Exciting times are coming to Martin Mere, where we are planning considerable investment in redeveloping our zoological collection. As a result, we are looking to recruit a creative individual, with both avicultural and personnel management experience, to take responsibility for our already outstanding collection of wetland birds and mammals, to support our exciting redevelopment plans and to bring a team of keepers along for the ride.

The successful candidate will ensure that their team performs at the highest level, be instrumental in improving animal husbandry, build strong working relationships with other departments and contribute to developing new exhibits.

Other duties will include public engagement and keeping the grounds to a high standard of presentation.

You will form part of the duty management team and there is the option of a rent-free, on-site cottage, overlooking the mere, in return for providing some out of hours emergency cover.

The successful candidate will be educated to A level standard, or equivalent, with previous animal husbandry experience, in particular, aviculture.  Previous personnel management is essential, as are excellent communication skills. Experience of the design and development of exhibits and horticultural management are desirable.

Previous applicants need not apply

For more information, and to apply for the role, please visit

Closing date for applications is the 28th January 2014

Interviews will take place on the 5th February 2014

Saving wetlands for wildlife and people
Registered Charity Number England & Wales, no 1030884 and Scotland, no SC039410 

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