Practical Instructor in Animal Care

Capel Manor College
£18,601.00 - £23,365.00 Per Annum
25 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Job title: Animal Care Practical Instructor (Maternity Cover), Full time Location Enfield Salary: £18,601 to £23,365 plus £1,791 London Weighting 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 (Maternity Cover) 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 covering Maternity, 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 LGPS Pension Scheme - 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. Capel Manor College aims to employ a workforce which reflects the community it serves. Therefore applications from minority groups are welcomed. Where applicants indicate they have a disability and meet the essential criteria in the person specification, they will be short-listed for interview. How to Apply To apply for this position, please click on 'Apply' and complete an online application form. Closing date is 9 th October 2017
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