Head Animal Keeper
Reference Number: SCCG2180
Salary: Starting salary £23,402 per annum with incremental progression to £26,593
Advert Closing Date: Midnight on Sunday 14th March 2021
Interview Date: Week commencing 22nd March 2021
Location: Eccles Sixth Form College
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours per Week: 37
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Head Animal Keeper to join Eccles Sixth Form College, within the Animal, Equine and Veterinary Nursing department. The College has recently seen a significant investment to the facilities and is going through the early stages of gaining Zoo Status. The successful applicant will be expected to lead a small team of Animal Keeping staff and oversee the day to day management of a an ever growing animal collection, ensuring the highest standards of animal welfare at all times. The College boasts a unique collection of animals which ranges across all taxa. Additionally, the college is part of a number of breeding programmes including ESB’s and EEP’s and plans to expand upon its conservation efforts.
The successful candidate should have a sound knowledge of working with a variety of domestic and exotic species and a passion for leading a team. The role may require evening and weekend work.
To apply for this job, please complete the registration and online application form via our website.
Reason to Join Us:
• A range of developmental & career opportunities
• Staff Benefits Package with the best discounts and savings from high-street retailers, holidays and cinemas
• Various health & wellbeing benefits including discounted gym memberships, confidential staff counselling and health cash plans
• Family Friendly & Flexible Working Policies
Commitment to Safeguarding
As part of our safeguarding commitment we undertake DBS checks as part of our pre-employment procedures on all potential new employees.
Eccles Sixth Form 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.