Animal Keeper

Capel Manor College

  • £27,352pa inclusive of London Weighting. Salary based on Business and Learning scale
  • London / London
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
Posted 2 weeks ago

Capel Manor College

Job Title: Animal Keeper

Location: Enfield

Contract Type: Full-time, Permanent

Hours per week: 40 hours

Salary: £27,352pa inclusive of London Weighting 

Over the last 50 years, Capel Manor College has helped thousands of school leavers and adults achieve their dream of working with animals, plants and the environment.  As London’s environmental college, the College plays a vital role in the green agenda for the capital, equipping the next generation of land-based sector workers with the skills and knowledge needed to preserve and protect London’s wildlife, national parks and green spaces.

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Capel Manor College and we are now seeking to appoint an Animal Keeper to join our animal management team.

The post holder will be responsible for the day-to-day routine care of the College’s animal stock including cleaning out of accommodation, provision of feed, water, bedding, nesting material, and daily health checks. The successful candidate will be an expert in their area and implement the highest industry standards of animal husbandry and welfare. They will be responsible for maintaining and upgrading the animal facilities and record keeping for their area of responsibility. They will also deliver interactive enclosure encounters and experiences to visitors.  In addition, our Animal Keepers will be supporting the Practical Instructors and Lecturers, ensuring relevant resources (such as animals and equipment) are readily available for learning.

The ideal candidate will hold a Level 2 qualification or higher in an animal care discipline and have some experience working with a range of animal species. They will have excellent communication and organisation skills. They will be able to demonstrate awareness of Health and Safety issues and will have a strong commitment to the care and welfare of the College’s animals.

Please note that there is some weekend and bank holiday working required with this role.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work in a supportive, collaborative and beautiful land-based environment.

In order to be considered for the position, an application form must be completed.  CVs will not be accepted.  For further details and to apply, please visit the job vacancies section on the Capel Manor College website.

Please note that the College does not have a sponsorship licence.  We are therefore unable to consider applicants who do not have the right to work in the UK.

We reserve the right to close a position once sufficient suitable applications have been received to form a short list.  Early application is therefore encouraged.

What’s in it for you?

We offer the opportunity to help develop your skills and knowledge in a friendly team environment, plus a range of benefits including generous annual leave, a defined benefit pension scheme (Teacher’s Pension Scheme for Lecturing roles and Local Government Pension Scheme for Support roles), employee assistance programme and full access to Capel Manor Gardens.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Capel Manor College is committed to creating and promoting an equal, diverse and inclusive workforce that enables those working at the College to achieve their full potential. We are committed to achieving a truly representative workforce and therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of our students and expect everybody working for the College to share this commitment. We actively seek DBS clearance checks for applications of employment as part of our safeguarding procedures.

Closing Date:  5pm on Sunday 14 April 2024

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