3 months ago
Job title: Animal Care Practical Instructor
Salary: 18,351 to 23,115 plus 1,773 London Weighting
Start Date: ASAP
Capel Manor College is London's only Specialist College for land-based studies and an internationally renowned learning resource for all those interested in Horticulture, Animal Management, Saddlery, Arboriculture, Floristry, Garden Design, Countryside and the Environment.
We are currently looking for an Animal Care Practical Instructor who will be providing day-to-day care for a wide range of animals kept by the College and supporting and resourcing the teaching of animal care including maintaining practical facilities.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
. 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, and daily health checks
. Providing demonstrations and technical instruction to students undertaking practical animal care from entry level to level 3 and HE
. Carrying out practical assessments of students in line with awarding body requirements completing all necessary records
. Supervising and allocating tasks for college students carrying out practical duties in animal areas
. Completing records relating to routine animal care, reporting any abnormalities or problems to Supervisor/Line Manager as appropriate
. Ordering feed, bedding and other consumables as required in consultation with Line Manager. Storage, security and stock control of such consumables
. Ensuring that all requirements and regulations relating to health and safety are adhered to at all times
This vacancy is permanent, full time. The post holder will be required to be available "on-call" over specified periods or in emergencies or to cover other staff absence/sickness/annual leave by arrangement with the Line Manager to ensure that the welfare of the college's animal stock is not compromised. Time off In Lieu/payment will be agreed as appropriate.
The successful candidate will be a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual with excellent interpersonal / communication skills, along with the ability to keep accurate records and follow rotas and working routines carefully and conscientiously.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
. Level 3 qualification or higher in an animal care discipline e.g. City & Guilds or BTEC Diploma / Extended Diploma
. Teaching Qualification e.g. PTLLS, DTLLS or willingness to work towards this
. Experience of caring for a range of rodents, reptiles, birds and farm-stock on a day-to-day basis
. Knowledge of correct hygiene and cleaning procedures for Animal Unit and associated areas
. Awareness of Health and Safety issues with regard to own duties and the Animal Unit
What's in it for you?
Capel Manor offers a unique working environment with a range of benefits including:
. Access to the Teachers' Pension Scheme or LGPS (depending on job role)
. Employee assistance programme
. Superb staff development opportunities
This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and barring list check as it is within regulated activity due to the college being defined as a 'specified place'. The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, please click on 'Apply' and complete an online application form.
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