Senior Collection Keeper

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

WWT Washington
Grounds / Reserve
£18,858 - £19,850 pa
Position type
Full Time
Working pattern
37.5 hours per week including weekends and public holidays
Job advert

WWT Washington Wetland Centre is a customer focused visitor attraction in Tyne and Wear.

We are looking to recruit an experienced Senior Collection Keeper to manage the day to day operation of WWT Washington Wetland Centre’s collection of wildfowl and Asian short clawed otters, ensuring the highest welfare standards and, in cooperation with the Grounds and Facilities Manager, maintain the highest visitor standards throughout the collection area. They will confidently develop a team of staff and volunteers to routinely meet and exceed both company and zoo licence standards across all areas of the department. 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 successful candidate will be educated to BTEC National Diploma (or equivalent) 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.  There is the option of a rent free 3 bedroom cottage within walking distance of the site in return for a small amount of out of hours emergency cover.

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
- Cycle to work scheme
- Free entry to all our centres

Interview Date: 26th September 2018

Job description
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This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

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