Education Manager

Job Title: Education Manager
Function: To manage and deliver educational experiences
Responsible to: Director General
Salary: £20,000 - £30,000
 
The Education Manager’s role will be to enthuse and engage with children and teachers to promote our charitable objectives. This exciting position, will lead our efforts to make Wildwood a place where children can learn about British wildlife and our ecology.

We are looking for someone with proven experience in inspiring children and teachers yet a commercial understanding to ensure the service we offer is valued and our education customers feel their visit was value for money and they want to come back again and again.

The person must have exceptional enthusiasm, and the ability to inspire people about the charitable objectives of Wildwood Trust.
For full job specifications, please download here. Deadline for applications is 28th February, 2019.
 
How to apply:
 
Please submit your CV and covering letter explaining why you would be the right candidate to: By email: jobs@wildwoodtrust.org By post: Marianne Benson, Wildwood Trust, Herne Common, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 7LQ
 
Please note that we do not acknowledge receipt of applications, if you would like yours to be acknowledged, please send it by post and include a stamped, addressed postcard.
 

Senior Keeper

Job Title: Senior Keeper
Department: Living Collections
Responsible to: Head Keeper / Assistant Head Keeper
 
We are looking for someone to operationally manage animals and support staff and on occasion be the senior animal manager on site in the absence of the Head and Assistant Head keepers. Apllicant will need to support the HK and AHK with delegated duties as required, in particular as an on the ground supervisor and mentor for staff.
 
Wildwood Trust is a charity dedicated to the conservation of British Wildlife and running the unique Wildwood Discovery Park. This exciting position will suit a practical person with a love of the outdoors and animals.
 
You will need to be good with people and work well in a team to:
  • Be able to mentor and train junior members of a team, to instruct and oversee best practice within the section. To support the Head Keeper and AHK in ensuring agreed standards of work are met.
  • In the absence of the HK and Assistant HK, recording sickness absence for staff on the section and conducting return to work interviews.
  • In conjunction with the HK and Assistant HK, setting and monitoring rotas for the team (taking into consideration annual leave, TOIL and sickness),
  • Supervise and train staff in maintaining high standards of hygiene, equipment care and house-keeping as routine part of daily duties.
  • Effective supervision of all sections providing clear tasks, adequate supervision and guidance as required.
  • Contribute to and drive the development of high standards of husbandry and welfare, developing innovative, enriching and aesthetic enclosures with the team.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of husbandry, exhibition, diet and reproduction. Take responsibility for furthering your knowledge by liaising with colleagues, or those with specific knowledge of different species. Demonstrate innovation and initiate new ideas in conjunction with the senior animal team
  • To be able to effectively and respectfully communicate to colleagues, visitors and other stake holders.  Capable of communicating any significant events to the senior animal team.
  • Supporting other Living Collection colleagues, with veterinary, training, behaviour, enrichment and other relevant animal related procedures.
  • To identify animal health problems quickly and to be able to carry out agreed veterinary treatments accurately as determined by veterinary staff, administering correct doses and recording appropriately. Good record keeping and follow up observations on treatments and conditions.
For full job specifications, please download here. Deadline for applications is 8th March, 2019.
 
How to apply:
 
Please submit your CV and covering letter explaining why you would be the right candidate to: By email: jobs@wildwoodtrust.org By post: Marianne Benson, Wildwood Trust, Herne Common, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 7LQ
 
Please note that we do not acknowledge receipt of applications, if you would like yours to be acknowledged, please send it by post and include a stamped, addressed postcard.
 

Ranger

Job Title: Ranger
Maintenance Function: To maintain Wildwood’s animal park.
Responsible to: Head Ranger
Salary: £19,026.23
 
Are you a general electrician with building or carpentry experience and wanting to put your skills to building amazing projects for the Wildwood Trust?
 
We are looking for someone with a solid background in electrical, carpentry and general construction.
 
Wildwood Trust is a charity dedicated to the conservation of British Wildlife and running the unique Wildwood Discovery Park. This exciting position will suit a practical person with a love of the outdoors and animals.
 
You will need to be good with people and work well in a team to:
  • Build and maintain our natural woodland animal enclosures.
  • Build and maintain our bespoke woodland playground and buildings.
  • Keep Wildwood’s grounds & facilities in excellent running order, ensuring a pleasant and enjoyable experience for our visitors, members and donors.
  • Adhere to our Health and Safety Policy.
Please note before applying that
  • Weekend work may be required.
  • The post is subject to a 6-month probationary period.
  • Minimum age requirement is 18.
How to apply:
 
Please submit your CV and covering letter explaining why you would be the right candidate to: By email: jobs@wildwoodtrust.org By post: Marianne Benson, Wildwood Trust, Herne Common, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 7LQ
 
Please note that we do not acknowledge receipt of applications, if you would like yours to be acknowledged, please send it by post and include a stamped, addressed postcard.