Head of Birds

Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

Slimbridge, Gloucestershire
£26,669 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

www.wwt.org.uk Recruitment Team

Reference: HoB/SL

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Thursday, 9th May 2019  

Slimbridge Wetland Centre is evolving and growing. We have a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to curate and breed our renowned collection of over 2,500 water birds, and lead a dedicated team of aviculturists. If you are passionate about birds and are eager to play a vital role in their care this is the ideal role in which to pursue your career ambitions and make a real difference.

We are looking for a leader with a track record of managing animal care teams at a well-respected animal institution. You will be motivated, energetic and approachable with a good knowledge of water bird management and their environmental requirements. An enthusiastic approach and a desire to pass on that enthusiasm to others is also essential.

You will work closely with other departments to drive operational improvements across the site and achieve an amazing, surprising, inspiring and engaging visitor experience. The successful candidate will also support WWT’s visitor engagement strategy and specific centre objectives.

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 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 

This role is known internally as Deputy Living Collections Manager – Aviculture

Interview Date: 20th May 2019

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