Berkshire College of Agriculture is seeking to appoint an Animal Education Centre Technician to help develop the College’s expanding licensed Animal Education Centre. You will be responsible for the daily husbandry of the Domestics section, which includes sheep, goats, pigs, poultry and alpacas, at weekends and bank holidays.
The Windsor Forest Colleges Group (TWFCG) is a leading education provider in the South-East. Our staff work across 4 main campuses at Langley, Windsor, Strodes-Egham and Berkshire College of Agriculture-Maidenhead. Our teams place the learner at the heart of all we do and in our state-of-the-art learning environments we are proud to deliver education and training to a diverse group of students and businesses each year.
Our mission is to inspire ambition and make a positive difference to lives through learning. We are keen to recruit talented individuals who are passionate about helping us to deliver the highest standards of education and training to local people, communities, and businesses. In return, we offer a supportive and inclusive working environment, where everyone’s skills and ideas are valued and respected.
ANIMAL EDUCATION CENTRE WEEKEND/BANK HOLIDAY TECHNICIAN – Part-time, Permanent, All Year Around
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 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.
Please note that we are looking for a technician to cover the weekends and the bank holidays across the year.
For further details on this role please refer to the attached job description/person specification.
Our staff benefit from:
Excellent work/life balance
Excellent career progression opportunities for ambitious staff
Access to a wide range of subsidised leisure courses
Access to excellent defined benefit pension schemes
Free on-site parking at all sites
Cycle to Work Scheme and Season Ticket Loans
Family friendly policies to support Work Life Balance
Various health & wellbeing benefits including discounted gym memberships, confidential staff counselling and discounted hair and beauty treatments at The Salon at Langley College
Please be advised that the vacancy will close on Friday 16th December 2022.
Interviews will be held on the 3rd and 6th January 2023.
To apply please visit our careers page and complete the online application form.
Please ensure you pay particular attention to the supporting statement of the online application form making sure to include details of how you meet each of the essential criteria listed on the person specification.
The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check at the appropriate level.
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.
It is proposed that the Berkshire College of Agriculture will merge with The Windsor Forest College Group on 1st August 2022. All appointments from this date will be made on The Windsor Forest College Group terms and conditions of employment.