Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Animal Management Keeper / Instructor

Post Title:                             Animal Management Keeper / Instructor
Responsible to:                     Animal Centre Manager
Salary:                                    £18,022-£20,040 per annum (A21-A24)
Hours:                                    37 hours per week (1 FTE)
Status:                                    Fixed term for 12 months

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.

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.

The hours may include weekend and bank holidays as required.

Please note this role constitutes ‘regulated activity’ as defined by the Protection of Freedom Act 2012. The successful candidate will therefore be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check with barred list information prior to starting employment. This will be paid for by the College.

Please visit our website at for further details.

How to apply:

To make an application please send a completed application for to Human Resources, Reaseheath College, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 6DF or alternatively email Telephone 01270 613 168/162.

Closing Date: Monday 17th March 2014.

Assessment Centre Date: Week commencing 24th March 2014 (TBC)

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