Wildlife Manager

Wadars Animal Rescue

Ferring, Worthing, West Sussex
Up to £27,040 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent


Reference: WLM20

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Friday, 22nd January 2021   4 days left

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced wildlife manager to be pivotal in developing a centre of excellent for wildlife rehabilitation in the South East.

You will be responsible for admissions, initial assessment of casualties and for developing individual care plans for each animal, leading to their eventual release. You will also be responsible for the development of protocols and operating procedures, driving best practice throughout the wildlife unit. 

If you are expecting to just ‘manage’ a wildlife unit, this role is not for you. You will be supported by a part time wildlife supervisor and a wildlife assistant at peak times, underpinned by volunteers, but you must be fully hands on in wildlife care. You must also be prepared to train and direct all of the staff and volunteers within the unit and to liaise with our team of mobile animal rescue officers. 

We are not a sanctuary and every wild animal which comes to us has an expectation of release back to their natural environment. 

You will help to shape the future of the care and rehabilitation of wildlife at Wadars. Our existing facilities restricts the number and type of casualties which can we can support. The new unit will enable us to deliver care at a significant level across multiple species. You will need to have the vision to see beyond our current offering and contribute to the overall design and development of the new wildlife unit.

You must be prepared to make decisions on a day to day basis regarding the welfare of each animal. It is therefore essential that you will have worked in a similar rescue and rehabilitation unit for at least five years, of which at least two years must have been as a manager or in a senior leadership position. We will also consider applicants from a veterinary background, providing you have management and extensive wildlife experience.

To apply, please read the information pack and complete the application form available from our websiteCVs are not accepted. 

Closing date is 12 noon on Friday 22nd January 2021.

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