Living Collection Supervisor- Ectotherms

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Living Collection Supervisor - Ectotherms 
About The Role
WWT Slimbridge has the largest collection of the charity’s centres, and we lead the way, bring life and inspire connection. This exciting opportunity has arisen to oversee our renowned ectotherm collection. Home to a large and diverse collection of amphibians and fish, Toad Hall is a highlight for Slimbridge visitors and includes a large number of Caudata species, a substantial temperate collection and rarities such as Lake Titicaca frogs.

Behind the scenes, the collection has a well maintained breeding facility where several rare species are maintained.

The Ectotherm collection is key in delivery our wetland message and is a huge engagement asset in showcasing important wetland habitats.

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

The successful candidate with be passionate about the collection and will have a range of ectotherm experience, with a focus on amphibians.

You will:
  • maintain and develop this unique and exciting collection, insuring daily care and a high level of welfare are provided.
  • be enthusiastic and passionate about educating the public on the plight of amphibians and wetland habitats.
  • be confident in supervising a small team including placements and volunteers, and work closely with other sections.

We are looking for someone to continue to develop and advance this section, creating new exhibits and taking on projects, improving the visitor experience and our animal welfare.

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.


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