Craven College is an aspirational College set in friendly and inclusive rural campuses in Skipton within the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, at The Aviation Academy based airside at Leeds Bradford Airport and at Evolve in the heart of Ripon. We are a Good College (Ofsted 2018) and offer full-time courses for 16-18 year olds, outstanding apprenticeships, courses for young people with special educational needs, part-time courses and degree level courses with a mission statement of ‘enriching lives through learning’. Tyro Training is our commercial training division which offers a wide range of training courses for both individuals and businesses in Skipton.
We continuously invest in our excellent, industry standard facilities with a new £1.6m purpose-built Animal Management Centre on our Aireville Campus to be followed in 2021 by the construction of new equestrian facilities including an international sized arena and outdoor warm up area.
We are currently seeking to employ a committed and motivated Animal Unit Supervisor, to be responsible for the management and general maintenance of the Animal Management Centre, including technical aspects of running the centre, welfare and security of animals, resources and facilities used for teaching purposes, ensuring an efficient and effective service. To develop the Animal Unit in response to changing curriculum and community.
The ideal candidate will need to undertake responsibility for the day-to-day management of the Animal Unit, including management of breeding programmes, and ensure the collections maintain a suitable number and variety of animals, for teaching and commercial purposes.
- Broad practical experience in a range of Animal Care activities
- Experience leading a team and budget management
- Level 3 Animal Care related qualification
- A sound knowledge and understanding of Animal Care and welfare
- Knowledge and experience of Animal management curriculum
- Up to date knowledge of industry practice
- Understanding of equal opportunities issues in an educational context
- Driving Licence
This is an excellent opportunity to join a friendly college in North Yorkshire with fantastic facilities, excellent CPD opportunities and a great working and learning environment.
A disclosure check with the Disclosure & Barring Service will be undertaken for this post.
We’re committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expect staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
For further information including a full job description and to apply, please visit our website
If you have not heard from us within 28 days of the closing date on this occasion you have not been shortlisted. However please feel free to apply for futures roles as appropriate
Craven College 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.