Collection Manager – WWT

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Collection Manager

WWT Washington Wetland Centre

37.5 hours per week, 5 days out of 7 including weekends and public holidays

£27,036 per annum

WWT Washington Wetland Centre is a customer focussed visitor attraction in Tyne and Wear.

We are looking to recruit a Collection Manager to manage the day-to-day operation of WWT Washington Wetland Centre’s collection of wildfowl and Asian short clawed otters, ensuring the highest welfare standards.

The Role

You will confidently develop a team of colleagues and volunteers to routinely meet and exceed both company and zoo licence standards across all areas of the department. Working in cooperation with the Grounds and Facilities Manager, you will maintain the highest visitor standards and experience throughout the collection area. This will include promoting public engagement by delivering high quality talks and events to visitors about the exhibited species and maintaining exhibits to the highest standards through vegetation management, signage, water flow and pest management.

About You

To join as our Collection Manager you’ll need:

  • To be educated to BTEC National Diploma (or equivalent) standard with previous animal husbandry experience, especially within aviculture
  • Experience of playing a key role in rearing sensitive bird species
  • Proven line manager experience of employees and/ or volunteers which includes motivating and leading team members.
  • Practical maintenance skills including operation of grounds machinery and equipment
  • Great communication skills and the drive to achieve inspiring and engaging visitor experiences within our collection

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, the charity for wetlands and wildlife.

We’re on a mission to restore wetlands because they are a wondrous solution to the problems our world faces. Together we will unlock their power – and help nature burst back to life. Because when wetlands flourish all life will flourish.

In return for your hard work and dedication you’ll enjoy a wide range of benefits including:

  • 33 days annual leave, inclusive of bank holidays, increasing to 38 days after 5 years’ service
  • Contributory pension scheme matching up to 7% (conditions apply)
  • Life assurance providing 3 times annual salary
  • Access to a wide range of resources to support your health and wellbeing including our 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme
  • Enhanced family friendly policies
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free entry to all our centres

For more information, and to apply for the role, please visit

http://jobs.wwt.org.uk/vacancies/1860/ABWAK/collection_manager/

Closing date:  11th February 2024               

Interview date: 22nd February 2023             

 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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