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Technician - Animal Management Centre (Exotics)

Based in Winchester

V1865

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The post holder will provide supervision and support to students in practical husbandry sessions.

£15,075 - £18,290 (dependent upon qualifications)

 

The post holder will work under the direction of the Animal Management Centre (AMC) Exotics Head in undertaking the husbandry, management, and development of the teaching collection of exotic mammals (red pandas, black lemurs, meerkats, skunk, raccoon dogs, tenrecs, gundi, with marmosets and more planned for 2020). They will also help cover companion mammals, paddock animals and birds as needed.

 

Working as part of a small team, the post holder will provide supervision and support to students in practical husbandry sessions, ensuring provision is learner-focused, to achieve exemplary standards in animal care, teaching and the learner experience. With major improvements commencing, this is an exciting time to join us and the post holder will have an input to the development of new exotic mammal facilities.

 

Candidates should be educated to at least Level 2 in a relevant vocational subject, be experienced with a range of exotic and domestic mammals, and possess the practical skills necessary for both husbandry and enclosure maintenance/improvement. A flexible approach to a varied workload, real enthusiasm for the animals you work with and an aptitude for working with young learners are required. Some experience in supervising young people would be advantageous. The post holder will be required to work weekends on a rotational basis.

This post is based at the Sparsholt campus. The AMC is Zoo-Licensed and BIAZA accredited, and holds a significant animal collection with exciting plans for further development.

 

Closing Date:             27 August 2019

 

College Benefits

 

  • Eligibility to join the Local Government Pension Scheme (a defined benefit pension scheme)
  • Death Benefit grant of 3 x salary if in the pension scheme
  • Free on-site parking
  • Car Share Scheme
  • Occupational Sick Pay Scheme
  • Occupational Maternity Pay Scheme
  • Flexible Working Policy
  • Holiday entitlement of 22 days (rising to 25 days after 5 years’ service) plus Public and Bank Holidays along with college closure days at Xmas.
  • Ability to Purchase Additional Annual Leave via a salary sacrifice arrangement
  • Access to an employee assistance scheme
  • On-site gym at the Sparsholt campus (membership £100 per annum)
  • Gym classes at the Sparsholt campus
  • Facility to purchase Sparsholt produce including: plants, flowers, fruit & vegetables, fish and game
  • Access to discounted hair treatments at the Andover campus
  • Ability to access a range of CPD events and support with undertaking professional qualifications
  • Various food outlets and eateries offering good value food and drink at competitive prices
  • There is a nursery on the Sparsholt campus operated by a commercial provider

Salary:
Between £15,075 and £18,290 Per Annum
(dependent upon qualifications)
Position:
Permanent
Located in:
Winchester
Closing Date:
27th August 2019
Employer:
Sparsholt College Hampshire (incorporating Andover College
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Sparsholt College Hampshire (incorporating Andover College

Sparsholt College Hampshire
Sparsholt
Winchester
SO21 2NF
01962 797309
www.sparsholt.ac.uk/jobs

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