Avian Technician

City College Norwich
£19,655 - £21,100 Per Year, per annum
23 Nov 2022 06:16
22 Dec 2022 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time
Organisational Type
General Further Education College
Teacher Training
Teacher Training Not Offered

Avian Technician

Avian Technician
37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
£19,655 - £21,100 per annum

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Easton College Animal Management Centre as a Technician (Avian). This is a new role to support the continued investment in the Animal Centre and will provide specialist support for our Avian section, as well as general support across the centre. This role provides practical learning opportunities for students, including demonstrating skills to groups of students and supervising students as they practice skills. In addition, duties will include supporting with animal husbandry, record keeping, and health monitoring, ensuring animals are cared for to the highest welfare and industry standards.

The successful candidate will need to be a genuine team worker and communicate effectively, working in a flexible and busy environment. They will need to have relevant practical experience, working with a range of animals, specifically birds. A working understanding of training birds and enclosure design would be advantageous. There is scope to increase the Avian section, so experience working with a range of bird species would be useful.

Working experience in falconry or a zoo environment with relevant bird species is crucial to the role.

This role will be required to work weekends, bank holidays and during college holidays, including some out of hours responsibility.

Here at the College, we have the highest expectations of our staff and students alike, all who follow the colleges 'Ways of Working':
  • Open and Informative
  • Respectful and Fair
  • Creative and Positive
  • Collaborative and Inclusive
  • Consistent and Responsible
  • Exemplary and Tenacious
  • Aspirational and Entrepreneurial
If the above appeals to you and we sound like a College that you would like to work in, we would really like to hear from you.

Please click here to view the Job Description and Person Specification

Closing date: Tuesday 6 December 2022

As a College we are required to undertake various Safer Recruitment checks as set out within the guidance from the Department for Education Keeping Child Safe in Education. We require all staff to undertake an enhanced Adult and Child Workforce DBS Check and to register with the DBS Update Service. Please note: From 28 November 2020 the government implemented changes to the filtering rules, and we have been instructed that we cannot accept any update service checks on DBS certificates that have been issued before this date. Therefore, a new one must be completed with City College Norwich.