Animal Care/Veterinary Nurse professional required

Activate Learning
Worplesdon,United Kingdom
£25,000 - £35,000 Per Year
20 Nov 2023 15:31
05 Dec 2023 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Teaching / Lecturing
Animals / Veterinary
Contract Type
Part Time

Animal Care/Veterinary Nurse professional required

Who we are:

Activate Learning is a pioneering education group with a global reach, committed to transforming lives through our approach to learning.

We see our employees as individuals, empowering them to make the right choices for their ambitions and careers. We value our people as vital to our continued success and aspire to a diverse, open and inclusive environment that provides the motivation for everyone to pursue their career goals and flourish.

When you work for Activate Learning, you’re working for an organisation that provides you with the advantages of a large employer, a trusted partner in your career development, and a transformational way of working whilst also investing in building a community environment for everyone.

Together, we will bring out the best version of yourself.


About the role: Animal Management Teacher

Merrist Wood College, part of Activate Learning, are now looking for an Animal Care or Veterinary Nurse professional to teach and join our Animal Management and Employability team on a permanent part time basis. 

As an Animal Management Teacher, you will co-ordinate and deliver purposeful, yet exciting practical and theory lessons to a diverse group of learners. Working in collaboration with the Animal Management provision and other internal and external partners, you will be responsible for the teaching, training and assessment of our learners that share an ultimate passion within the subject area.

Teaching will predominantly be across the Level 2 City and Guilds Animal Care and Level 3 Pearson Animal Management qualifications, including delivery of Veterinary Nursing and Animal Health units.

The role is offered on a permanent, part-time basis working 18.5 hours per week (0.5 FTE), ideally on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday but with some flexibility in working hours around the scheduled timetable.  

You will join a supportive and well-established teaching team and will get to work within a state-of-the-art £4 million animal management centre that is home to a wide range of species, on a beautiful 400-acre campus. We also have a licenced zoo, with Arid, Tropical and Nocturnal biomes and a fully functioning farm. 


What do you need to be a successful Animal Management Teacher at Activate Learning?

We are looking for people who can act as role models for our learners and ensure that they leave us with not just their professional qualifications, but the attributes required to progress in the world of work. 

Whilst previous teaching experience and qualification would be an advantage, it is not a requirement. As long as you have the qualifications to teach on our Animal Health and Veterinary Nursing units and demonstrate the attributes to be an inspirational teacher, we can provide you with the necessary training, development and support to equip you to teach in the FE sector.

  • Level 6 or equivalent qualification in Animal Management or similar relevant qualification is essential
  • Knowledge and ability to deliver on Animal Nursing and Animal Health units is essential
  • Veterinary Nursing qualification is desirable, but not essential
  • It is desirable if you have a teaching qualification and worked within education as a teacher, but this is not essential

Your communication and interpersonal skills will be outstanding and support your ability to deliver interesting and purposeful lessons to a diverse range of learners. You will also have strong organisation skills coupled with the ability to prioritise workloads and will benefit from being part of a supportive team, working in a varied and interesting role with a variety of opportunities for career development.


Why work with the Activate Learning Group?

Here are some of our benefits:

  • Enrolment into generous pensions schemes
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Excellent on-site facilities including free onsite parking, refectory facilities, Hair and Beauty salons
  • An extensive Learning and Development programme with a range of CPD opportunities
  • Specialised support and development for teaching staff
  • Access to qualified coaches for all staff
  • Leadership and Management development programmes
  • Flexible working opportunities, where appropriate
  • A comprehensive wellbeing programme including access to the Fika and Everymind app
  • Mental Health support including access to Mental Health First Aiders
  • Employee resource groups
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Refer a friend vacancy incentive
  • Access to student discount programmes


Applicants should apply at the earliest opportunity, closed vacancies will prevent application form submission.

Applications are reviewed and shortlisted on a rolling basis, we reserve the right to interview, appoint and close adverts.

Activate Learning is committed to safeguarding and expect all our staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check at the appropriate level.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK, we do not sponsor work permits. Work permits from other organisations are unacceptable as proof of right to work in the UK.

Applications are encouraged from all candidates who meet or exceed minimum criteria, regardless of age, disability, gender, orientation, race, religion or ethnicity. Activate Learning are committed to employing people with disabilities and will ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible. If you require any reasonable adjustments either at application or interview stage please contact the talent team directly.

Recruitment agencies who submit unsolicited CVs to any partner or employee at Activate Learning, have no authority to enter into an arrangement. Recruitment agencies engaging with Activate Learning Talent Team will be on our PSL.

We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the adverts should we receive a sufficient level of interest!