Senior Keeper - Rare Species Conservation Centre.

27th March 2013

Position Overview:

RSCC is a small privately run conservation breeding facility, specialising in Felids, Small and Large Carnivores, Prosimians, Marsupials and Asian Hornbills. We keep a significant collection of Malagasy Carnivores, Small Felids, Small Carnivores and Nocturnal Prosimian, some unique in Europe. We have recently significantly enlarged our facility and are in the process of carrying out significant expansion and construction plans ti improve facilities on site. The facility is currently only open on specific "Visitor Open Days" plus events and for our "Keeper For A Day" program.

RSCC Keepers are expected to carry out the usual myriad of Animal Husbandry duties including
enclosure cleaning, preparation of food, watering, bedding and enrichment for all animals.

You would also be working with a small team of volunteers and supervising them in assisting you.

Duties:

Must work within Health & Safety Guidelines and procedures, to ensure animal, staff and visitor safety.

Maintain a complete understanding of the emergency and escapes procedures and take part in all practices drills when required.

Carry out Animal Husbandry only as directed from management.

Record and monitor all animal behaviours and health issues. Including medical treatment.

Ability to use ZIMS is required.

Attending formal and informal training where required.

Overseeing Keeper For a Day programs and work directly with the public, whether it be giving talks or showing around guests on open days,

The opportunity to work on some of our Overseas Conservation projects will also be part of the role and this will occur on an annual basis.

Qualifications & Skills:

Academic or Vocation Training or Qualifications in Animal Management or Care. OR Significant Previous Experience working directly with Small Carnivores, Felids and Prosimians is essential.

Full Clean UK Driving License. Own Transport is essential as position is in a rural area.

Ability to work on your own initiative. Punctuality and Exceptional standards of hygiene required.

Verbal communication and presentation skills are required.

To Apply please post a full C.V and covering letter to:

(We will only contact successful applicants for an interview) Interviews will take place in 2nd week of April.

Office Manager
RSCC
Dover Road
Sandwich
Kent CT13 0DG
U.K.

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