Animal Keeper BLUA41853

York, North Yorkshire
£15,405 per annum pro-rata
13 Oct 2016
03 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Part Time

Animal Keeper BLUA41853


Salary: £15,405 per annum pro-rata

Part Time (14.8 hours) Fixed Term Contract until 31st July 2017

Our client is a large, and growing, specialist land-based College, with centres throughout Yorkshire, Cumbria and the Tees Valley.

They are now looking to recruit an Animal Keeper to join them where you will assist with the organisation of the animal unit, overseeing the care and welfare of the animals under the direction of the Animal Unit Manager. The role is fixed term until 31st July 2017 and is for 14.8 hours per week (Mondays & Tuesdays).

The role involves planning and delivering practical training based on the animal unit. Assisting with the day to day routine husbandry and maintenance duties on the animal unit, you must plan and contribute to the day to day provision of practical animal resources, meeting the needs of the curriculum and assisting in the growth and development of the commercial activities of the animal unit.

Candidates for this role must have a good understanding of the needs of various types of animals and hold a level 3 qualification in an animal related subject. With proven experience of working with a variety of animals and managing collections of animals, you should have the ability to communicate effectively with students and colleagues and have a proven commitment to providing excellent customer service.

A teaching qualification would be desirable but is not essential, however you must have the ability to work successfully on your own initiative and flexibly as part of a team. The role also requires a degree of flexibility with regards to working flexible hours to include evenings and weekends when required.

Closing date: 3rd November 2016
Interview date: 7th November 2016

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