Animal Keeper – Large Mammals
Reference Number: SCCG2287
Salary: Starting salary £17,685 per annum with incremental progression to £19,526
Advert Closing Date: Midnight 19th September 2021
Interview Date: TBC
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.
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 small domestic and small 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 small 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 may be required to work weekends.
To apply for this job, please complete the registration and online application form via our website.
Reason to Join Us:
• A range of developmental & career opportunities
• Staff Benefits Package with the best discounts and savings from high-street retailers, holidays and cinemas
• Various health & wellbeing benefits including discounted gym memberships, confidential staff counselling 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.
Eccles Sixth Form College
- Further Education
- Students of mixed gender, age 16+ years
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