Head of Birds / Aviculture
Ref: HoBA/SL

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

WWT Slimbridge and Headquarters
Living Collections, Operations, Grounds / Reserve
£26,669 per annum. The opportunity to live on site in rent free accommodation is available, subject to conditions.
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.

An on-site 3 bedroom cottage is available for you and your family to reside in, rent free, should you wish, this residence is subject to additional security and welfare responsibilities which will be fully explained to you at interview.

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

WWT is an equal opportunities employer and all applications will be considered solely on merit

Interview date:                               Friday 28th June

Job description
Closing Date

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

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