Collection & Maintenance Keeper

WWT Washington Wetland Centre is a customer focused visitor attraction in Tyne and Wear. We are looking to recruit an experienced Collection Keeper who can support our Senior Collection Keeper in achieving the highest standards in animal husbandry including ensuring the success of our breeding plan for our collection of wildfowl and family of Asian short clawed otters.

Other duties will include promoting public engagement by delivering high quality talks to visitors about the exhibited species and maintaining exhibits to the highest standards through vegetation management, signage, water flow and pest management.

The post holder will also take on ownership of the infrastructure/maintenance areas of the department’s work plan. The successful candidate will be educated to GCSE standard with previous animal husbandry experience, especially aviculture. They will possess excellent communication skills, have a great eye for detail and be keen to be part of the forward thinking and driven team here at the centre.

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a conservation charity that protects wetlands for wildlife and people. We conserve, restore and create wetlands. We are pioneers in saving wetland wildlife, both in the UK and around the world. At our 10 UK sites around a million visitors a year engage with wetland nature. We work internationally in key global wetland areas, balancing conservation with sustainable livelihoods and influencing national and international conservation policies.

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.
  • Free entry to all our centres.

Closing date: 23rd September 2018

Interview date: 2nd October 2018

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Key Information

Salary:

£15,648 - £16,300 per annum (from age 18)

Organisation:

WWT

Duration:

Permanent

Hours:

Full Time

Level:

Entry Level

Sectors:

Conservation, Environment, Nature & Wildlife, Workshop & Practical Skills

Location:

Tyne & Wear, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

23rd September 2018 at 11:45pm

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