Animal Care Assistant Vacancies at Tiggywinkles, The Wildlife Hospital
Visitor Centre Animal Care Assistant vacancy - Permanent
We are seeking an Animal Care Assistant to join us working in our Visitor Centre here at Tiggywinkles on Fridays and Saturdays from 8am – 5pm (with 1.5 hours break) on a permanent contract.
This is a hands-on husbandry role working with the animals living in our Visitor Centre. The husbandry entails cleaning cages and enclosures, preparing and providing food, with some (minimal) handling of a variety of wild species. You will also provide feedback and encouragement to our students, speak with members of the public visiting the centre, and ensure the visitor centre areas are kept tidy and clean.
Evening Animal Care Assistant vacancy – Fixed Term Contract for Six Months
We are seeking an Evening Animal Care Assistant to join us here at Tiggywinkles from Friday – Monday working 4pm – 8pm on a six-month fixed term contract.
This role includes booking in wildlife casualties as they arrive, answering our animal helpline and providing advice, hands-on husbandry duties working with the animals including feeding and assisting the veterinary team.
To succeed in these roles, you will have a positive disposition, work effectively both on your own initiative and as part of a team, and the ability to remain calm in emergency situations. Experience working with animals and an animal care qualification is desirable but not essential. Previous wildlife experience is not necessary as we will provide you with the necessary training.
Located in the village of Haddenham in rural Buckinghamshire, Tiggywinkles offers an outstanding working environment along with the chance to be part of a friendly, passionate, and highly skilled patient-focused team at our world-leading wildlife hospital. As well as the opportunity to develop your skills and experience within this specialist field, you’ll benefit from 28 days leave (including bank holidays), the opportunity to join our pension scheme, free on-site parking, good road and rail links, free flu jabs and fun staff social events.
The closing date for both these vacancies is Monday 27th November 2023 at 5pm.
If you are interested in applying to join the team, please complete our application form and send it with your CV to:
Steph Broadribb at [email protected] or to Steph Broadribb, Human Resources, Tiggywinkles, Aston Road, Haddenham, Bucks, HP17 8AF