Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Animal Management Centre Technician (Zoo Section)

Animal Management Centre Technician
(Zoo Section)
 Berkshire College of Agriculture

Full-time, Permanent

The college is seeking to appoint an Animal Management Centre Technician to contribute to the college’s zoo licensed and BIAZA accredited Animal Management Centre. The role requires someone to specifically contribute towards the care and husbandry of the animals housed on the zoo section of the AMC. The section includes a zoo courtyard (housing various primates, otter, skunk, meerkats and birds), nocturnal room (housing Loris, armadillo, genet and mouse lemur) and native species area (housing wildcat, pine marten and red squirrel). The key responsibilities are developing and maintaining high standards of husbandry and animal welfare as well as the supervision of students during their practical sessions.

You will be expected to have proven knowledge and experience in working with a range of zoo animal species, experience of working with young people and preferably some experience in animal training.

You will maintain and upkeep the curriculum areas, ensuring that the learners’ experience is both positive and rewarding. To meet this aim it is essential the post holder has a clear commitment to providing high quality support to our learners as well as demonstrating exceptional standards of animal welfare.

For further details and an application pack, please contact the Human Resources Department: hr@bca.ac.uk

Closing date: Midnight on Friday 21st July 2017
Interview date: Tuesday 1st August 2017

Reasons to join us

• Generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme
• A wide range of learning and career opportunities
• Childcare, cycle to work and local business employee corporate discount schemes
• Free on-site parking
• Various health and wellbeing benefits (including free use of the College gym)

Commitment to Safeguarding
BCA is committed to equal opportunities for all whilst safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students; all posts are subject to enhanced DBS checks.

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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