Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Collection Keeper

Collection Keeper

WWT Washington Wetland Centre

37.5 hours per week including weekends and public holidays
£16,000 per annum

WWT Washington Wetland Centre is a customer focussed visitor attraction in Tyne and Wear.

We are looking to recruit an experienced Collection Keeper who can support our Living Collection Manager in achieving the highest standards in animal husbandry including ensuring the success of our breeding plan for our collection of wildfowl and family of Asian short clawed otters.

Other duties will include promoting public engagement by delivering high quality talks to visitors about the exhibited species and maintaining exhibits to the highest standards through vegetation management, signage, water flow and pest management.

The successful candidate will be educated to GCSE standard with previous animal husbandry experience, especially aviculture. You will possess excellent communication skills, have a great eye for detail and be keen to be part of a forward thinking and driven team here at the centre.

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a conservation charity that protects wetlands for wildlife and people. For 70 years we have been pioneers in saving threatened wetland wildlife across the globe and are experts in wetland management and creation. We work with communities living among some of the most vulnerable wetlands in the world, providing leadership and influence to create a sustainable future for our wetlands, their wildlife and the people who depend upon them. We believe that showing people first-hand how extraordinary wetlands are can ignite their passion to help us conserve them, so we provide amazing experiences at our unique UK wetland centres for over one million visitors every year.

In return for your hard work and dedication you’ll enjoy a wide range of benefits including:
-        25 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service
-        Contributory pension scheme (conditions apply)
-        Life assurance
-        Free parking
-        Child care voucher scheme
-        Free entry to all our centres
For more information, and to apply for the role, please visit

Closing date:  13th August 2017
Interview date:  23rd August 2017

Registered Charity Number England & Wales, no 1030884 and Scotland, no SC039410

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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