Animal Encounters Officer
Part Time, Permanent
21.6 hours, 52 weeks per year
Capel Manor College is the only College in London that aims to deliver outstanding and inspirational and environmental land-based learning opportunities across the Greater London region. Our most recent Ofsted report rated the College “good” with good effectiveness of leadership and management. Aspiring to excellence, the College has an excellent reputation for quality, is financially strong and has continuous growth in student numbers. Fundamental to the College’s forward-thinking strategy is support for the environment and food supply in Greater London and the southeast
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Part time Animal Encounters Officer based at our Enfield Site. The post-holder will take responsibility for the College’s day-to-day routine care of the College’s animal stock in accordance with the animal welfare policy to include cleaning out of accommodation, provision of feed, water, bedding, nesting material, and daily health checks. A key requirement is to coordinate and supervise college students and volunteers carrying out practical duties in animal areas at weekends as well as coordinating and supervising animal interactive education sessions, taster days and activities for prospective students in liaison with schools. This also includes coordinating and supervising animal interactive sessions for the public at weekends.
The successful candidate will hold a Level 2 qualification or higher in an animal care discipline and have experience of caring for a range of rodents, exotic animals, birds and farm-stock on a day-to-day basis.
The ideal candidate will be assisting academic staff within the School, supervising students and providing technical assistance and advice as required. You will also be supporting students in the finding of work experience placements and complete records relating to routine animal care, reporting any abnormalities or problems to Line Manager as appropriate. Part of the role also involves ordering feed, bedding and other consumables for all centres as required in consultation with Line Manager as well as storage, security and stock control of such consumables. You will ensure high standards of hygiene and cleanliness in all animal areas and associated.
What’s in it for you?
We offer the opportunity to help develop your skills and knowledge in a friendly team environment, plus a range of benefits including a career average pension scheme (LGPS), employee assistance programme and full access to Capel Gardens.
Equality, diversity and inclusion
We are committed to creating and promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce that better reflects the wider community we support. We particularly welcome applicants from groups currently under-represented in senior roles, including females, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), people with disabilities and from the LGBTQ community.
Closing Date: 31 July 2021
Interview Date: TBC
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of our students and expect everybody working for the College to share this commitment. We actively seek DBS clearance checks for applications of employment as part of our safeguarding procedures.