Living Collections Supervisor – Avian Exhibits

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Living Collections Supervisor – Avian Exhibits

WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre

37.5 hours per week working 5 days from 7 to include weekends and bank holidays

£27,036 per annum

WWT Slimbridge is seeking a proactive and engaging supervisor to help support our Aviculture team as we take our next step forward. We are seeking an experienced candidate who can help connect the team, embrace change and play an active role in the delivery of our new collection plan.

Home to the 6 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.

To join as our Living Collections Supervisor you will have a wide range of experience in a variety of avian taxa, experience of supervising a high performing team, a drive to learn, communicate and succeed.

In addition, you will have extensive experience in the care, feeding, husbandry, exhibition of birds, and a solid grounding in animal behaviour. A driving license is essential for the role. 

We are WWT, the charity for wetlands and wildlife.

We conserve, restore and create wetlands. We are pioneers in saving wetland wildlife, both in the UK and around the world. At our 10 UK sites around a million visitors a year engage with wetland nature. We work internationally in key global wetland areas, balancing conservation with sustainable livelihoods and influencing national and international conservation policies.

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will 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%
  • 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

Closing date:  Sunday 25th February

Interview date:  Tuesday 5th March

 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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