Thursday, October 20, 2016

Unit Supervisor - Elephants and Ungulates



Unit Supervisor
Exotic Fauna Precinct – Elephants and Ungulates

Taronga Conservation Society Australia Salaried Employees Award
Located at Taronga Zoo, Mosman, Sydney

We are looking for a driven and motivated Unit Supervisor who is interested in joining a leading organisation in conservation, animal management and offering amazing visitor experiences.

About the role…

Taronga is committed to conservation - creating a direct and positive connection between wildlife and people.  The Unit Supervisor – Elephants and Ungulates is integral to our continued ability to create these connections and inspire behaviour change for our visitors. Our Unit Supervisors help lead a team of passionate keepers who together with the Precinct Manager are responsible for the daily care and welfare of the animals in Taronga’s Zoos.

Key accountabilities:

  • Work without supervision to safely provide high quality animal husbandry and management techniques in line with Taronga policies and procedures to assist Taronga in meeting WHS and animal care and welfare targets, complying with all relevant legislation.
  • Help manage and support a diverse team of Keepers ensuring their adherences to Taronga and legislative policies and procedures.
  • Set team and individual goals that are aligned with Taronga’s vision and strategic plan.
  • Develop and implement engaging visitor experiences that align with Taronga’s vision and strategic focus.
  • Communicate Taronga's education and conservation messages both internally and externally, ensuring all communications align with Taronga's values to inspire behavioural change in accordance with Taronga's vision and strategic pillars.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with a broad range of stakeholders to advance the unit towards its strategic and operational goals.
  • Work effectively as a member of a high performing team including peers, volunteers and students to assist Taronga in its achievement of strategic outcomes.
  • Comply with sustainability practices in the workplace to help achieve Taronga's sustainability targets and reduce environmental impact.


About you…

You will have:
  • Extensive animal husbandry related experience (experience with large mammals preferred).
  • A Certificate III in Captive Animals or equivalent.
  • A valid NSW C Class Drivers Licence (or equivalent).
  • Vaccinations against Zoonotic disease (or the ability to obtain them pre-employment).


In addition you will have strong leadership and people management skills and proven ability to work in a fast-paced and complex work environment.

About us…

Taronga Zoo officially opened on October 1916, we believe in a shared future for wildlife and people. Taronga is working in partnership with wildlife conservation organizations and communities to develop ways to protect species and habitats. Taronga is For the Wild!

About applying…

Please ensure you attach a current version of your resume and a cover letter (no more than one page) outlining your relevant experience. You are also required to complete the three target questions in a separate document which should be uploaded with your application (maximum of one page per target question).

Applications must be completed via http://iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/ using the reference number 00004RZU or searching the word Taronga. For more information in relation to the vacant position please contact Amanda Everett on aeverett@zoo.nsw.gov.au  or phone (02) 9978 4768.

To review a copy of the role description, please visit the careers page of the Taronga website http://www.taronga.org.au

Applications close:  11:59pm Tuesday 25 October 2016

Responsibilities

  • Work without supervision to safely provide high quality animal husbandry and management techniques in line with Taronga policies and procedures to assist Taronga in meeting WHS and animal care and welfare targets, complying with all relevant legislation.
  • Help manage and support a diverse team of Keepers ensuring their adherences to Taronga and legislative policies and procedures.
  • Set team and individual goals that are aligned with Taronga’s vision and strategic plan.
  • Develop and implement engaging visitor experiences that align with Taronga’s vision and strategic focus.
  • Communicate Taronga's education and conservation messages both internally and externally, ensuring all communications align with Taronga's values to inspire behavioural change in accordance with Taronga's vision and strategic pillars.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with a broad range of stakeholders to advance the unit towards its strategic and operational goals.
  • Work effectively as a member of a high performing team including peers, volunteers and students to assist Taronga in its achievement of strategic outcomes.
  • Comply with sustainability practices in the workplace to help achieve Taronga's sustainability targets and reduce environmental impact.


Key Application Responses
Target Questions:

1) Outline your experience working with and training large mammals (300 word limit).

2) Outline your experience and achievements in team leadership and people management (300 word limit).

3) Safety and risk management is vital to working with large mammals. Outline your experience in managing risks associated with working with large mammals (300 word limit).




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Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant
      

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