Practical Instructor in Animal Management - Exotic and zoo species

Location: Shuttleworth

We have a great opportunity based at our Shuttleworth campus for a Practical Instructor in Animal Management to become a key member of our Animal Sciences department.

As a Practical Instructor, you will play a pivotal role in the success of our students through:

  • Providing skill instruction and assessment to students in zoological centre and practical areas,
  • Preparing and delivering practical learning materials to learners across a range of courses.
  • Participating in the care of animals, to include farm, pet and exotic species (chelonian, snakes, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and exotic mammals),
  • Monitoring health, behaviour and welfare of all animals and provide high standards of animal care and management.
  • Overseeing all practical areas across the programme area with responsibility for Health and Safety,
  • Providing technical support in the zoological centre and classroom areas.

Our ideal candidates will have recent successful practical experience in animal care and management sector and experience of working with a range of animals including pet and exotic species, alongside the following qualifications:

  • Level 4 qualification in Animal Care or Animal Management
  • English and Maths or similar at GCSE grade A-C or equivalent
  • Willingness to work towards assessor trainer qualifications

Further details of the essential criteria for the post can be located within the Job Description.

About Us

The Bedford College Group aims to deliver world-class skills and education to the communities we serve. The Bedford College Group is comprised of Bedford College, Shuttleworth College, The Bedford Sixth Form, Tresham College and the National College of Motorsport.

Terms and Conditions - Bedford College Professional Services 

  • 37 hours per week (1.0 FTE) / 52 weeks per year
  • £21,000 per annum
  • 27 days per annum (plus public holidays)
  • Peoples Pension
  • Free on-site parking
  • Retail and leisure discounts

The Bedford College Group is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.  An Enhanced DBS check will be required and you will be required to declare any convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings, which would not be filtered in line with current guidance.

Interviews will be held across the 12th and 13th July 2022

As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, in the interests of business continuity The Bedford College Group may conduct our interviews via Microsoft Teams.  More information will be available at interview stage.