Animal Welfare Advisor – Fixed term
Join our vibrant organisation!
As an action oriented conservation charity, Marwell Wildlife’s desire is to connect people with nature. Through enthusing people about the wonders of the natural world we’re certain they’ll share our passion to conserve it. Our success relies on two key things. The impression we create through our 140 acre zoological park, Marwell Zoo, with its wide array of exotic and endangered species and the family of talented people we employ who share our passion and bring our vision to life.
We have an exciting opportunity for an Animal Welfare Advisor to join our Veterinary Team on a fixed term basis, providing maternity leave cover for up to one year. This is a full time post working 40 hours per week.
The successful candidate will continue the development of animal welfare monitoring at Marwell Zoo, use the latest scientific evidence to maintain the highest standards of welfare, as well as providing day-to-day animal nutrition advice. They will also play an integral role in ensuring the efficient transfer of animals between zoological institutions and compliance with relevant legislation. This role also supports the training and development of staff and higher education students, including the supervision of project work carried out at the zoo.
The successful candidate will have a Degree or equivalent in Animal Science or another applicable discipline. A comprehensive knowledge of all taxonomic groups is essential as is experience with nutritional analysis of diets and their formulation.
Applicants must have clear and effective communication skills and be highly organised with the ability to meet numerous demands working to tight deadlines. Applicants must be IT literate with good Word and Excel skills.
In return we will offer you support, training and continued professional development, not to mention a fantastic working environment! You can also expect free entry to the park and great event discounts.
If you would like to join our unique and vibrant organisation and become part of our Marwell Family, please visit our website, marwell.org.uk for a full candidate brief and our application form. This application form must be completed for you to be considered for this role.
Closing Date: 8th September 2016
Successful applicants for vacancies with Marwell Wildlife may be required to have a DBS check as a condition of employment.
Marwell Wildlife is an equal opportunities employer.
Colden Common, Winchester, Hants, SO21 1JH. Registered charity number 275433. marwell.org.uk
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