Friday, August 28, 2015

Animal Supplies Assistant

Animal Supplies Assistant

Job Description : Chester Zoo is one of the leading zoological collections in Europe with an international reputation for achieving its mission in conservation, research and education. With the new ‘Islands’ site now open, 2015 is set to be an exciting year! This unique and innovative project will provide an immersive experience; showcasing the animals and plants of South-east Asia and working towards a better understanding of the vital conservation work being undertaken in this region.

We currently have a vacancy for the interesting and varied role of Animal Supplies Assistant. The Animal Supplies Department provides a key service in supporting our world class animal collection. The duties are varied in this post and include liaising with animal keeping staff, collecting and receiving supplies, delivering these daily to the animal departments, management of animal waste, use of tractor based equipment such as front loaders, trailers, skip loaders and grass mowers, working in our insect breeding colony and assisting with animal quarantine duties.  The harvesting, collection and distribution of browse (high reaching vegetation used as animal feed) is also a daily task.

The successful candidate will have a full driving licence and one which allows them to tow a trailer heavier than 750kg (licence category E). They will be experienced and competent in tractor use and experienced, competent and certificated in chainsaw use. Experience with forklift trucks would be useful.  Numeracy, literacy and attention to detail will be essential for accurate record keeping along with practical problem solving skills, experience of working in a team and good communication skills. Experience in the areas of agriculture, arboriculture and food handling would be desirable.

Salary is £17,367.09 per annum for a 40 hour week on a rota basis, 5 days in 7 including weekends and Bank Holidays.

To apply for this position, please provide your current CV and covering letter stating why you believe you should be considered for our Animal Supplies Assistant role.

JobRef : NEZ-0386-ASA


Closing date for applications is Friday, 11th September 2015.

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