Technician – Animal Management Centre (Exotics), Hampshire

Closing date:New this week

Sparsholt CollegeHampshire
Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: GBP £15,075 - £18,290 per year ((dependent upon qualifications) )
Contract term: Permanent

£15,075 - £18,290 (dependent upon qualifications) 

The post holder will work under the direction of the Animal Management Centre (AMC) Exotics Head in undertaking the husbandry, management, and development of the teaching collection of exotic mammals (red pandas, black lemurs, meerkats, skunk, raccoon dogs, tenrecs, gundi, with marmosets and more planned for 2020). They will also help cover companion mammals, paddock animals and birds as needed. 

Working as part of a small team, the post holder will provide supervision and support to students in practical husbandry sessions, ensuring provision is learner-focused, to achieve exemplary standards in animal care, teaching and the learner experience. With major improvements commencing, this is an exciting time to join us and the post holder will have an input to the development of new exotic mammal facilities.

Candidates should be educated to at least Level 2 in a relevant vocational subject, be experienced with a range of exotic and domestic mammals, and possess the practical skills necessary for both husbandry and enclosure maintenance/improvement. A flexible approach to a varied workload, real enthusiasm for the animals you work with and an aptitude for working with young learners are required. Some experience in supervising young people would be advantageous. The post holder will be required to work weekends on a rotational basis.

This post is based at the Sparsholt campus. The AMC is Zoo-Licensed and BIAZA accredited, and holds a significant animal collection with exciting plans for further development. 

Closing Date: 13 April 2020

College Benefits 

• Eligibility to join the Local Government Pension Scheme (a defined benefit pension scheme)

• Death Benefit grant of 3 x salary if in the pension scheme

• Free on-site parking

• Car Share Scheme

• Occupational Sick Pay Scheme

• Occupational Maternity Pay Scheme

• Flexible Working Policy

• Holiday entitlement of 22 days (rising to 25 days after 5 years’ service) plus Public and Bank Holidays along with college closure days at Xmas. 

• Ability to Purchase Additional Annual Leave via a salary sacrifice arrangement 

• Access to an employee assistance scheme

• On-site gym at the Sparsholt campus (membership £100 per annum)

• Facility to purchase Sparsholt produce including: plants, fruit & vegetables, fish and game

• Access to discounted hair treatments at the Andover campus

• Ability to access a range of CPD events and support with undertaking professional qualifications

• Various food outlets and eateries offering good value food and drink at competitive prices

There is a nursery on the Sparsholt campus operated by a commercial provider

More about Sparsholt College
Address: Westley Lane, Sparsholt, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 2NF, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1962 776441