Animal Keeper, Salford

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Salford City CollegeSalford

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Starting salary £17,294 per annum with incremental progression to £19,094
Contract term: Permanent

Animal Keeper – Birds

Reference Number: SC181973A

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

Advert Closing Date: Midnight on Sunday 17th February 2019

Interview Date: Week commencing 25th February 2019

Location: Eccles Sixth Form College

 Contract Type: Permanent

Hours per Week: 37

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a permanent, full time Animal Keeper to join this expanding, successful and highly motivated team. This is an exciting time to join the Animal, Equine and Veterinary Nursing 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 responsibility for the avian section. Candidates should have extensive knowledge and a minimum of 2 years’ experience of working within a zoological collection. The ideal candidate will have experience of working with a range bird and mammal species, including extensive knowledge of aviculture, quarantine protocols, enclosure design, and diet & nutrition. 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.

About Us

To apply for this job, please complete the registration and online application form via our website.

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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 Discounts 

• Various health & wellbeing benefits including discounted gym memberships & confidential staff counselling via CareFirst

• 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. 

Job location

More about Salford City College
Phase: Further Education
Age Range: 16+ years
Address: Head Office, Frontier House, Merchant Quay, Salford, M50 3SR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 161 631 5010
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