Monday, July 30, 2018

Animal keeper

Animal keeper

Reaseheath College

Post Title:                   Animal management keeper

Responsible to:          Animal Centre Manager

Salary:                         GBP 17,342 per annum (A16)

Status:                         Full Time, fixed term contract for 12 months

The hours will include weekend and bank holidays as required.

Reaseheath College is one of the premier land-based College located in South Cheshire with an enviable reputation for quality and partnerships with industry.  The College has a beautiful rural setting situated amongst 330 hectares of farms, parklands, lake, woodland and sports facilities.

Our GBP 4 million Animal Management Centre opened in 2010 and offers world class facilities including rooms for reptiles, amphibians and fish, a mammal house, teaching and meeting rooms and an impressive entrance to the college's zoo.  We have 40 specialist staff, over 800 students and more than 1000 animals of around 200 species.

Due to this continued expansion an exciting opportunity has arisen for a keeper to join our hard working and dynamic team.  Ideally with skills and knowledge covering a wide range of taxonomic groups including Mammals ,Birds, Fish, Reptiles, Amphibians and Invertebrates, the successful applicant will possess a vocational qualification in Animal Management or an equivalent discipline at Level 3 or above.

Please demonstrate your area of specialisation and experience with groups of animals.

You will have wide ranging experience of animal husbandry in both domestic and zoo animals and species. The role will include supervising students and providing support to the department as required.

Please note this role constitutes 'regulated activity' as defined by the Protection of Freedom Act 2012. The successful candidate will therefore be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check with barred list information prior to starting employment.

Closing Date:  Midnight, Monday 6th August 2018

Assessment Centre Date: 14th August 2018

For further details and to apply, please visit our website HERE

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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