Living Collections Manager


Slimbridge, Gloucestershire
£28,775 pa with free, on-site, family accommodation provided

Paid • Full Time • Permanent Recruitment Team

Reference: LCM(2)/SL

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 3rd March 2019  

Slimbridge Wetland Centre is evolving and a fantastic opportunity has arisen to lead the animal collections team.

We are looking for a dynamic, energetic, focussed individual who has a proven track record in developing and leading animal care teams at a well-renown animal institution. You will be responsible for delivering the centre’s living collection plan and work with the teams to present engaging and immersive animal exhibits to the highest standards of animal welfare in accordance with zoo licensing regulations.

You will have responsibility for over 2,500 birds, a variety of wetland mammals and a leading UK collection of over 50 species of amphibians.

You will work closely with other departments to drive operational improvements across the site to achieve an amazing, surprising, inspiring and engaging visitor experience, delivering WWT’s visitor engagement strategy and animal presentations as the centre goes into a sustained period of growth and redevelopment.

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 around 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.

37.5 Hours per week to be worked on a rota basis to include weekends, bank holidays and evenings in line with business requirements.

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

Closing date: 3rd March 2019
Interview date: 11th March 2019

Registered Charity Number England & Wales, no 1030884 and Scotland, no SC039410

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