Living Collection Assistant – Aviculture

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Living Collection Assistant – Aviculture

WWT Slimbridge

£23,903.00 per annum

About The Role

Due to internal promotion WWT Slimbridge is seeking a proactive and engaging Living Collection Assistant to help support our Aviculture team as we take our next step forward. We are seeking a candidate who can work well in a team, embrace change and support in the delivery of our wetland messages.

This is a full time permanent position working 5 days out of 7 including some weekends and bank holidays.

Home to the 5 species of flamingo, one of the largest native species aviaries in the UK and a multitude of wonderful wildfowl; the successful candidate will be joining us at a very exciting time. You will supervise the Living Collection Avian exhibits to a high standard, meeting the Zoo License requirements as set by the Secretary of State's Standards of Modern Zoo Practice. You will lead on ensuring that our visitors enjoy excellent experiences by engaging them with our exhibits.

Duties include general care and welfare, exhibition of birds, observing and reporting and breeding and rearing.

About You

The successful candidate will work as part of the Living Collections team with a vast diversity of wetland bird species.  The ideal candidate will have experience of working within the animal industry, preferably with wetland birds. You will have relevant practical animal experience including care, feeding, husbandry and an understanding of modern animal welfare.

A driving license is essential for this role.

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.

For more information, and to apply, please follow the link:

 Closing Date:  14th April 2024          

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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