Head of Birds
- WWT Slimbridge and Headquarters
- Operations, Grounds / Reserve
- £26,669 per annum
- Position type
- Full Time
- Working pattern
- 37.5 hours per week to be worked on a rota basis to include weekends, bank holidays and evenings in line with business requirements.
- Job advert
Slimbridge Wetland Centre is evolving and growing. We have a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to curate and breed our renowned collection of over 2,500 water birds, and lead a dedicated team of aviculturists. If you are passionate about birds and are eager to play a vital role in their care this is the ideal role in which to pursue your career ambitions and make a real difference.
We are looking for a leader with a track record of managing animal care teams at a well-respected animal institution. You will be motivated, energetic and approachable with a good knowledge of water bird management and their environmental requirements. An enthusiastic approach and a desire to pass on that enthusiasm to others is also essential.
You will work closely with other departments to drive operational improvements across the site and achieve an amazing, surprising, inspiring and engaging visitor experience. The successful candidate will also support WWT’s visitor engagement strategy and specific centre objectives.
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
This role is known internally as Deputy Living Collections Manager – Aviculture
Interview Date: 20th May 2019
- Job description
- Closing Date
Unless specifically stated, we do not accept CVs for job applications