Conservation Breeding Aviculturist


Slimbridge, Gloucestershire
£16,468 - £17,335 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: CBA/HQCA

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, water & hydrology

Closing date: Tuesday, 20th March 2018   1 day left

This is a 5 month fixed term contract starting 1st May 2018

We are looking to appoint an aviculturalist for a 5-month period to assist with the day-to-day operational aspects of WWT’s Conservation Breeding Unit (CBU) projects. The successful candidates will be based at WWT Slimbridge, where duties will include assisting with the care and monitoring of captive birds, including spoon-billed sandpiper, the maintenance and cleaning of CBU facilities and equipment, and vegetation management. The successful candidate will be expected to ensure high standards of biosecurity, animal welfare, animal husbandry and record-keeping.

Candidates must be enthusiastic self-motivated individuals passionate about wetland wildlife conservation with excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively within an ambitious, selfless team.

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 over 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
  • Contributory pension scheme (conditions apply)
  • Life assurance
  • Free parking        
  • Free entry to all our centres

Interview date: 26 March 2018

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