Animal Care Assistant
We are the Cornish Seal Sanctuary and are part of the magical Merlin Entertainments!
We are looking for people someone who lives and breathes customer service for the role of Animal Care Assistant at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary.
As an Animal Care Assistant you will work with the Animal Care Team assisting in the daily management of resident animals and rescue, rehabilitation and release of rescued seal pups, ensuring consistently high standards of the team and their animal husbandry.
Do you have the following:
- 3 years + experience in developing training plans and coordinating husbandry and veterinary training for Pinnipeds and various other species to meet individual needs.
- Experience gained through significant work experience from the animal care role and through advanced studies / education and previous experience in a relevant field.
- A working knowledge of filtration and Life Support Systems as employed on the site to ensure correct maintenance is carried out in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations and swift resolution of problems if they occur.
- A good understanding of animal health, husbandry, animal training and behaviour to ensure each animal receives individual care.
- A good knowledge of the water environment, which will allow the identification and resolution of problems with the environment for the animals.
- A practical ability to participate in conservational projects and environmental impact reduction that assist in underpinning the Sanctuaries brand.
You will be required to be on call and applicants must live within 20 minutes of the centre and hold a valid driving licence.
If this sounds like you and you can promote and maintain the highest standards of customer services at all times, giving a truly memorable experience to all of our customers.
With the ability to 'think on your feet' and take ownership of issues that may rise, you'll have demonstrable experience of working to a high standard in a pressurised environment ideally within a maintenance team.
If this sounds like you then you could be in with a chance of joining the team and enjoy some of our great benefits including a Merlin Magic pass, 25% discount in our retail shops and restaurants, 40% discount online off of Lego, and much more!
We offer flexible opportunities, in a totally unique environment. We know this is a great place to work.
The Cornish Seal Sanctuary in Gweek is the only fully operational seal rescue centre in Cornwall. Our seal sanctuary provides a lifeline for stray, sick and injured seal pups which have been discovered around the Cornwall coast. The Sanctuary is a busy rescue centre, and also has resident Grey Seals, Common Seals, Patagonian & Californian Sea Lions, Penguins, Otters, Goats, Sheep and Ponies. Occasionally the Sanctuary's facilities and expertise are called upon to aid in the rescue of other marine creatures such as Dolphins and Turtles.
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