Friday, June 16, 2017

Senior Keeper

Senior Keeper

WWT Arundel Wetland Centre

37.5 Hours per week

£18,525 - £19,500 per annum

WWT Arundel Wetland Centre is looking for a Senior Keeper to assist with the development and implementation of its Animal Collection Plan. You will be a knowledgeable and enthusiastic Aviculturalist with experience of maintaining animal populations in enclosures and in assisting with design and management of enclosures for the benefit of the animals and for the viewing public. You will have a flexible approach to your role as during the breeding season you will may need to hand rear our new arrivals.

You will be confident in talking to the public, raising awareness in relation to the conservation of biodiversity and by providing information to visitors about the species exhibited and their natural habitats is a key element of this role. You will also ideally have experience of supervising a small team and volunteers as you will be deputising for the Collection Manager on their days off.

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a conservation charity that protects wetlands for wildlife and people. For 70 years we have been pioneers in saving threatened wetland wildlife across the globe and are experts in wetland management and creation. We work with communities living among some of the most vulnerable wetlands in the world, providing leadership and influence to create a sustainable future for our wetlands, their wildlife and the people who depend upon them. We believe that showing people first-hand how extraordinary wetlands are can ignite their passion to help us conserve them, so we provide amazing experiences at our unique UK wetland centres for over one million visitors every year.

In return for your hard work and dedication you’ll enjoy a wide range of benefits including:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service
  • Contributory pension scheme (conditions apply)
  • Life assurance
  • Free parking
  • Child care voucher scheme
  • Free entry to all our centres

Closing Date: 27th June

Interview Date: 11th & 12th July

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Please note we do not accept CV's - please ensure you complete the online application form.

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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