Animal Keeper - Large Mammals, Salford

Closing date:Expiring today

Eccles Sixth Form CollegeSalford

Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £17,294 - £19,094Incremental progression throughout the band is available
Contract term: Permanent

Our vision is to become a beacon of educational excellence, transforming the lives of the individuals and communities we serve

Animal Keeper – Large Mammals

Reference Number: SCCG2046

Salary: Starting salary £17,294 per annum with incremental progression to £19,094

Advert Closing Date: Midnight Thursday 12th December 2019

Interview Date: Week commencing 16th December 2019

Location: Eccles Sixth Form College

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours per Week: 37

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time Animal Keeper to join this expanding, successful and highly motivated team. This is an exciting time to join the Life Sciences Department at Eccles Sixth Form College, as we expand our already extensive animal collection and move towards full zoo accreditation.  

The successful applicant will have knowledge and experience of practical husbandry, health and welfare of a range of taxa. You will be responsible for the day to day care for all of the animals at Eccles Sixth Form College, with a direct responsibility for the large domestic and large zoo mammal section.  Candidates should have extensive knowledge and a minimum of 2 years professional experience of working within an animal collection. 

The ideal candidate will have experience of working with a range of large domestic and exotic mammal species, including providing exceptional welfare standards, knowledge of nutrition and enclosure design. You will be well motivated, responsive to change and innovative with good communication skills. The role requires flexibility and commitment. You will be required to work weekends.

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Reason to Join Us: 

• A range of developmental & career opportunities

• A number of optional Salary Sacrifice Schemes including IT Equipment, Childcare Vouchers & Bikes

• Staff Benefits Package with the best discounts and fabulous savings from high-street retailers, holidays and cinemas

• Various health & wellbeing benefits including discounted gym memberships, confidential staff counselling via CareFirst and health cash plans 

• Family Friendly & Flexible Working Policies

Commitment to Safeguarding 

As part of our safeguarding commitment we undertake DBS checks as part of our pre-employment procedures on all potential new employees. Appointees will be required to pay for their own DBS checks where applicable to the post. 

More about Eccles Sixth Form College
Phase: Further Education
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 16+ years
Address: Chatsworth Road, Eccles, Salford, Greater Manchester, M30 9FJ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 161 789 5876

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