Collection and Maintenance Keeper

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About The Role

We bring awe-inspiring nature up close and let it do the talking. Our Living Collection team is responsible for the care, breeding and welfare of WWT’s collection birds and the rearing of their young.

We are looking for an engaging keeper to join our Living Collection team. Working alongside the vegetation keeper and collection manager you will provide our animals with the highest standards of welfare. You will also play a key role in helping your animals thrill and delight visitors, whilst helping them to understand that wetlands are both under threat and are a nature-based superpower against climate change. 

You will take on ownership of designing, developing and maintaining the infrastructure of all collection areas. This is a great opportunity to work directly with the birds and gain valuable experience in grounds maintenance, animal husbandry and conservation. 
This is a permanent full time role working 5 days out of 7, including some weekends and bank holidays.
About You
To join as our Collection and Maintenance Keeper you'll bring:
  • Previous animal care experience.
  • Competence in the use of tolls to maintain infrastructure e.g fencing, waterflow and animal housing.
  • confident and open communication skills
  • great observation skills and the ability to work under instruction whilst using own initiative

If this sounds like you, and you would like to be part of a positive and collaborative team then please read the job description to find out more. We would love to hear from you.

About Us

We’re WWT, and we’re on a mission to restore the super-powered ecosystems we call wetlands. There’s never been a more important moment for our work, and we’ve got some phenomenal people on the case.

Whether they’re taking a new visitor under their wing, or conducting ground-breaking research further afield, our team are second to none. And there’s nothing we love more than watching them soar.

Whatever you do here, you’ll be helping to restore wetlands and unlock their power. So, the only question left is, what role will you play?

 Why you’ll love working at WWT
  • Wake up every day knowing your work is helping to restore wetlands, and our world
  • Be surrounded and inspired by our team of passionate, dedicated people
  • 33 days annual leave (which goes up to 38 days after 5 years of service) – this includes bank holidays and you have flexibility to take those days whenever you want
  • Free entry to all our wetland centres, including your family
  • Free car parking and secure bike storage areas
  • Colleague discount on shopping and memberships
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Life Assurance of three times your salary, for peace of mind for your loved ones
  • Independent personal, workplace and financial advice from Care first
WWT is an equal opportunities employer and all applications will be considered solely on merit.
Registered Charity Number England & Wales, no 1030884 and Scotland, no SC039410

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