Plumpton College

Animal Management Lead Instructor

Plumpton, Lewes
£24,596 to £27,769 per annum
23 Jul 2021
16 Aug 2021
Job Function
Academic Support
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking for a dedicated animal care Lead Instructor to join our animal management team. Our established and wide ranging collection of exotic, small and large animal species is the hub of the College’s thriving animal management provision with students on courses ranging from Level 1 to BSc (Hons). The animal management lead instructor is responsible for the organisation, planning, instructing and assessing of students (from all levels) in a range of practical tasks relating to animal care whilst also, maintaining the excellent welfare and husbandry in the Animal Management Centre and supervising students during practical husbandry sessions. This is a permanent full time role working 5 days per week including weekend and bank holiday shifts on a rota basis.

The ideal candidate will have experience of animal welfare and husbandry and will hold an animal care qualification. They will also need to be organised, hardworking and a confident team player who is adaptable and happy to take initiative. Ideally you have experience with a wide range of exotic and companion species.

With over 3,000 students, excellent resources and a drive for continuous improvement, Plumpton College is actively seeking staff who want to make a difference and be part of this exciting phase of our development. At Plumpton College we are Ambitious & Progressive, Enterprising, Professional, Supportive and Passionate about everything we do – if you share these values and would like to be part of our growing team then we’d like to hear from you.

As well as a competitive salary, you can also look forward to a great range of benefits including 26 days holiday plus bank holidays (as well as up to 5 efficiency closure days at Christmas), membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme, cycle to work scheme and staff discounts. This role requires a willingness to undertake some weekend and bank holiday working.

Closing date: Monday, 16th August 2021 at 9am. 

Interviews will be held: Tuesday 24th August 2021

We reserve the right to call candidates to interview or withdraw this vacancy at any time if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

For further information about the role including job description and application form please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.