Animal Encounters Officer / Resource Technician

Capel Manor College
London (Greater)
11 Mar 2018
18 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Animal Encounters Officer / Resource Technician
Location: Enfield
Duration: 21.60 Hours - Part Time (Sat ? Mon)
Salary: ?10,347 - ?11,160 plus ?1,074 London Weighting
The College
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. Our aim is to ensure our staff enjoy coming to work, not only because they can make a difference to the communities the college serve, but because the College provides them with a great place to work.
The College are currently looking for an Animal Encounters Officer / Resource Technician who will provide 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 in accordance with the animal welfare policy to include cleaning out of accommodation, provision of feed, water, bedding, nesting material, and daily health checks
Supervising college student volunteers carrying out practical duties in animal areas at weekends
Co-ordinating and supervising animal interactive sessions for the public at weekends
Assisting academic staff within the School, supervising students and providing technical assistance and advice as required
Completing records relating to routine animal care, reporting any abnormalities or problems to Line Manager as appropriate
Ordering feed, bedding and other consumables for all centres as required in consultation with Line Manager. Storage, security and stock control of such consumables
Ensuring high standards of hygiene and cleanliness in all animal areas and associated storage and service areas
Ensuring the correct disposal of all waste from the animal areas
The exercising, training and handling of animal stock as appropriate and as required
Responsible for ensuring that the health and safety of students is maintained whilst undertaking practical sessions
Liaising with external bodies e.g. vet, RSPCA, Defra etc. as appropriate
Liaising internally with other staff as appropriate with regard to animal activities and co-operating to maintain continuity of care during weekends and holidays

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Level 2 qualification or higher in an animal care discipline
Experience of caring for a range of rodents, exotic animals, birds and farm-stock on a day-to-day basis
Experience of working with the public, demonstrating good principles of Customer Care
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:

Employee assistance programme
Superb staff development opportunities

The post is permanent, full time and will require working weekends and 3 week days. The week days are likely to be Monday- Wednesday, although flexibility to accommodate changing demands and circumstances would be desirable.
The postholder will be required to be available ?on-call? over specified periods 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.
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 26th March 2018

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