Animal Centre Technician -Exotics House (Full-time)
The College is seeking to appoint an Animal Management Centre (AMC) Technician to work within the College’s zoo licensed and BIAZA accredited Animal Management Centre. The role requires someone to specifically contribute towards the day-to-day care and husbandry of the lower vertebrates and invertebrates that take residence in the Exotics House on the AMC, many of which are endangered. The key responsibilities are developing and maintaining high standards of husbandry and animal welfare as well as the supervision of students during their practical sessions. Having a specific interest in the captive husbandry of amphibians and invertebrates is desirable.
The successful candidate will be expected to have proven knowledge and experience in the husbandry and breeding of a large range of lower vertebrate and invertebrate species as well as experience of working with young people. A detailed approach to record keeping and competency in the use of ZIMS would be advantageous.
The Exotics House at BCA is going through an exciting phase of development with a new amphibian room and aquatics room in the pipeline.
The successful candidate will maintain and upkeep the curriculum areas, ensuring that the learners’ experience is both positive and rewarding. To meet this aim it is essential that the post holder has a clear commitment to providing high quality support to our learners as well as demonstrating exceptional standards of animal welfare.
For further details and an application pack, please contact the Human Resources Department
Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 16th February 2020
Interview date: Wednesday 26th February 2020
Reasons to join us
● Generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme
● A wide range of learning and career opportunities
● Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
● Tax free childcare, cycle to work and local business employee corporate discount schemes
● Free on-site parking
● Various health and wellbeing benefits (including free use of the College gym)
Commitment to Safeguarding
BCA is committed to equal opportunities for all whilst safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students; all posts are subject to enhanced DBS checks
BCA (Berkshire College of Agriculture) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.