Animal Education Centre Technician: Ectotherms
(Full Time, Permanent)
The College is seeking to appoint an Animal Education Centre Technician: Ectotherms, to help develop the College’s licensed Animal Education Centre.
You will be responsible for the day-to-day care and husbandry of the reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrate species housed at the AEC. The section is part of our zoo licensed and BIAZA accredited collection that is currently being redeveloped, including the addition of a nocturnal room. It consists of approximately 65 species including a blue tailed monitor lizard, giant asian river toads, rough green snakes and desertas wolf spiders.
The key responsibilities of the role are developing and maintaining the highest standards of husbandry and animal welfare as well as the direct supervision of students during their practical sessions and skills development.
As an AEC technician you will be expected to have proven knowledge and experience of working with a range of herpetological and Invertebrate species and experience of working with young people. You must have a forward thinking and progressive approach to animal welfare, training and enrichment.
An important element of the role is ensuring that the student experience is both positive and rewarding. To meet this aim it is essential the post holder has a clear commitment to providing high quality support to our learners as well as demonstrating exceptional standards of animal welfare.
To apply for this exciting role, please read the attached job description and complete the application form which can be downloaded from FE jobs or found under ‘How to Apply’ on the Careers page of our website. Completed application forms can be uploaded directly by selecting ‘Apply Now’ or emailed to the HR Department. For any queries, please contact the HR team who will be happy to help you.
Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 26th September 2021
Interview date: To be confirmed
Reasons to join us
- Generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme
- A wide range of learning and career opportunities
- Childcare, cycle to work and local business employee corporate discount schemes
- Free on-site parking
- Various health and wellbeing benefits (including free use of the College gym)
Commitment to Safeguarding
BCA is committed to equal opportunities for all whilst safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students; all posts are subject to enhanced DBS checks.
BCA (Berkshire College of Agriculture) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.