Instructor in Animal Care / Zoo Keeper (Shipley Campus), Shropshire

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North Shropshire CollegeShropshire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £19,477
Contract term: Permanent

The Animal Care / Management department has seen excellent growth over the last five years. This post forms part of an expanding team currently delivering Animal Care / Management qualifications from Level 1, 2, and 3 (C&G / BTEC Diploma’s). This position will be based at the Walford Campus and/or the Shipley Campus

Job Purpose

Under the direction of the Zoo Manager & Curriculum Manager to create and maintain an animal unit / zoo to support the delivery of the curriculum. The roles and responsibilities included in this post are;


  • To maintain high standards of animal welfare and care.
  • To develop health care plans, breeding programmes and feed plans.
  • To liaise with Zoo Manager on the administrative duties of running the unit, for example, vet visits, liaising with suppliers, etc.
  • To develop and maintain a comprehensive animal records system.
  • To supervise and direct learners when on duties on the unit.
  • Liaising with Estates team to ensure the Animal Unit / Zoo environment is maintained, developed and fit for purpose.
  • In conjunction with the Curriculum Team, ensure the security, welfare, efficiency and safe running of the Animal Care Unit.
  • Liaising with Animal Care Instructors to ensure the animal unit is supportive of practical delivery.
  • Taking part in the Internal Performance Inspections and quality assurance procedures at the College.


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Phase: Further Education
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 16+ years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Oswestry Campus, Shrewsbury Road, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 4QB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1691 688 000
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