Practical Instructor in Animal Management
Full Time, Permanent
36 hours, 52 weeks per year
Enfield and Brooks Farm
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 a new Practical Instructor in Animal Management at Enfield, with potential travel to Brooks Farm, working directly with our students and animals.
The successful candidate will be able to carry out the day-to-day routine care of the College’s animal stock to include cleaning out of accommodation, provision of feed, water, bedding, nesting material, daily health checks, training, handling and exercising. Additionally, they will be ordering materials and maintaining high standards in accordance to and over what is set by relevant legislation and regulations. They will be liaising internally with other staff as appropriate with regard to animal activities and co-operating to maintain continuity of care during weekends and holidays.
In addition, they will be carrying out a range of educational activities with students learning practical animal management from Entry Level to Level 3 and Higher Education, including different demonstrations and technical instructions to. They will be carrying out practical assessments of students, in line with awarding body requirements, while completing all necessary records. Additionally, they will be supervising and allocating tasks for college students carrying out their practical duties in our animal areas.
The ideal candidate will hold at least a Level 3 qualification in Animal Management, and a range of current experience caring for reptiles, rodents, birds, and a range of livestock animals. They will also be willing take shared responsibility for the health and welfare of the College's animal stock, including contribution to weekend, holiday and emergency cover rotas as required.
Most, importantly, the successful candidate will join a vibrant, creative, and supportive team, with a shared passion and vision in making a positive impact to the lives of students of all ages and backgrounds.
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.
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.