Living Collections Supervisor (Mammals) – Slimbridge Wetland Centre

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Living Collections Supervisor - Mammals

Slimbridge Wetland Centre

37.5 hours per week

£22,975 per annum

The successful application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for our Slimbridge 2020 project https://slimbridge2020.wwt.org.uk/ has been a catalyst for change at WWT Slimbridge. We are investing six million pounds into the centre adding nine new exhibits and increasing our focus on visitor engagement.

We are looking for a Living Collections Supervisor – Mammals to manage and maintain our mammal collection including but not limited to otters, harvest mice & water voles.

You will be responsible for the presentation and maintenance of our Back from the Brink exhibit, mammal HQ and quarantine facilities including overseeing the visitor interaction in this area through engaging otter talks and presentations.

You will have experience in managing a captive collection through a carefully controlled breeding plan and will be responsible for supervising one member of staff and department volunteers.

The successful candidate will support the centre living collection plan and ensure the highest standards of welfare in accordance with zoo licensing regulations and DEFRA’s Secretary of State’s Standard of Modern Zoo Practice. You will also support WWT’s visitor engagement strategy and specific centre objectives.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated and demonstrate a proactive, engaging supervisory approach. Working closely with other departments to drive operational improvements across the site and achieve an amazing, surprising, inspiring and engaging visitor experience.

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a conservation charity that protects wetlands for wildlife and people. 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 over 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’ll enjoy a wide range of benefits including:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service
  • Contributory pension scheme (conditions apply)
  • Life assurance
  • Free parking
  • 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/1108/ABWAK/living_collections_supervisor_mammals/

Closing date:  Sunday 27th January 2019

Interview date:  Tuesday 12th February 2019

Registered Charity Number England & Wales, no 1030884 and Scotland, no SC039410

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