Animal Management Keeper – Reaseheath College

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Post Title:                    Animal Management Keeper

Responsible to:           Animal Centre Manager

Hours:                         39 hours per week (1 FTE)

Salary:                       £17,749 - £18,969 A16 – A21

Status:                         Full Time, permanent

Reaseheath College is one of the premier land-based College located in South Cheshire with an enviable reputation for quality and partnerships with industry.  The College has a beautiful rural setting situated amongst 330 hectares of farms, parklands, lake, woodland and sports facilities.

Our £4 million Animal Management Centre opened in 2010 and offers world class facilities including rooms for reptiles, amphibians and fish, a mammal house, teaching and meeting rooms and an impressive entrance to the college’s zoo.  We have 40 specialist staff, over 800 students and more than 1000 animals of around 200 species.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Keeper to join our hard working and dynamic team, we are looking to recruit an individual with skills and knowledge covering a wide range of taxonomic groups including Mammals, Birds, Fish, Reptiles, Amphibians and Invertebrates, the successful applicant will possess a vocational qualification in Animal Management or an equivalent discipline at Level 3 or above.

You will have wide ranging experience of animal husbandry in both domestic and zoo animals and species. The role will include supervising students and providing support to the department as required.

The hours will include weekend and bank holidays as required. 

Please note this role constitutes ‘regulated activity’ as defined by the Protection of Freedom Act 2012. The successful candidate will therefore be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check with barred list information prior to starting employment. 

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Closing date 22nd April 2019

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