Seasonal Living Collections Assistant - Aviculture

Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Slimbridge, Gloucestershire
£16,300 pa - pay award pending

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: SLCA(Avic)/SL

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Thursday, 25th April 2019   6 days left

WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre is looking for a Seasonal Living Collections Assistant to assist with and provide relief cover for the aviculture department where needed during the breeding season. This role will also include assisting in the practical management of the captive avian population including feeding, counting and monitoring animal behaviour and pest management. Other duties will include general grounds cleaning and security duties on a rota basis.

This post is varied, interesting and calls for a can-do practical approach grounded in experience and competence. You will bring a range of knowledge and skills, be organised with excellent communication skills, be interested in the work of a conservation organisation and be able to engage with audiences of a wide ability and age range.

This is a fixed-term contract for 23 weeks

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.

In return for your hard work and dedication you’ll enjoy a wide range of benefits including:

  • 25 days annual leave pro-rata plus bank holidays increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service (pro-rata)
  • Contributory pension scheme (conditions apply)
  • Life assurance
  • Free parking
  • Free entry to all our centres

Closing Date: 25th April 2019
Interview Date: 3rd May 2019

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