Friday, March 16, 2018

Technician – Animal Management Centre (Exotics)


Technician – Animal Management Centre (Exotics)


Technician – Animal Management Centre (Exotics)
£15,075 - £18,290 (dependent upon qualifications)

The post holder will work under the direction of the Animal Management Centre (AMC) Exotics Head in undertaking the husbandry, management, and development of the teaching collection of exotic mammals (e.g. red panda, black lemur, meerkat, skunk, wallabies, pygmy hedgehogs, gundi, with marmosets planned), as well as providing cover for small companion mammals (e.g. rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, mice, hamsters, chinchillas, exotic rodents etc.).

Working as part of a small team, the post holder will provide supervision and support to students in practical husbandry sessions, ensuring provision is learner-focused, to achieve exemplary standards in animal care, teaching and the learner experience.

Candidates should be educated to at least Level 2 in a relevant vocational subject, be experienced with a range of exotic and domestic mammals, and possess the practical skills necessary for both husbandry and enclosure maintenance/improvement. A flexible approach to a varied workload, real enthusiasm for the animals you work with and an aptitude for working with young learners are required. Some experience in supervising young people would be advantageous. The post holder will be required to work weekends on a rotational basis.
This post is based at the Sparsholt campus. The AMC is Zoo-Licensed and BIAZA accredited, and holds a significant animal collection with exciting plans for further development.

Within your application form please state which specialism you would be interested in applying for.

Closing Date:            03 April 2018

College Benefits

·       Eligibility to join the Local Government Pension Scheme (a defined benefit pension scheme)
·       Death Benefit grant of 3 x salary if in the pension scheme
·       Free on-site parking
·       Car Share Scheme
·       Occupational Sick Pay Scheme
·       Occupational Maternity Pay Scheme
·       Flexible Working Policy
·       Holiday entitlement of 22 days (rising to 25 days after 5 years’ service) plus Public and Bank Holidays along with college closure days at Xmas.
·       Ability to Purchase Additional Annual Leave via a salary sacrifice arrangement
·       Access to an employee assistance scheme
·       On-site gym at the Sparsholt campus (membership £100 per annum)
·       Gym classes at the Sparsholt campus
·       You Make the Difference Staff nomination scheme
·       Facility to purchase Sparsholt produce including: plants, flowers, fruit & vegetables, fish, venison and turkey.
·       Access to discounted hair and beauty treatments at the Andover campus
·       Ability to access a range of CPD events and support with undertaking professional qualifications
·       Various food outlets and eateries offering good value food and drink at competitive prices

There is a nursery on the Sparsholt campus operated by a commercial provider

Application packs are available from:
24 hour recruitment line: 01962 797438

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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