Skills Practitioner Animal Management

  • Job Reference: 1256
  • Date Posted: 3 August 2022
  • Recruiter: EAST KENT COLLEGE
  • Location: Canterbury, Kent
  • Salary: £21,531
  • Sector: Education & Childcare
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Part Time

Job Description

About The Role

The Animal and Land-Based Department is looking to recruit a new Skills Practitioner. For this role, you will provide Learning/Technical support to staff and students within the Division and to undertake assessment and quality assurance duties as required by the College and awarding bodies.

In your role as a Skills Practitioner your primary role is to maintain the health and welfare of the animals on the Animal Management unit. Daily duties include supporting student groups undertaking practical lessons and undertaking practical animal husbandry (feeding, watering, maintaining animal accommodation, monitoring health and behaviour and stock-checking). 

As a Skills Practitioner for Animal Management, you will be required to enter into a weekend and bank holiday working rota. You will be required to undertake 1 weekend per month as well as some Bank Holidays inc. Christmas Day/Boxing Day or New Years Day. 

Skills Practitioners will be required to support and oversee groups of learners during their practical sessions, weekend duties and holiday duties throughout the year. 
Working at EKC Group is extremely rewarding with excellent benefits, such as, competitive holiday entitlement, access to a range of discounts on many high street stores and a generous pension scheme.

About You

We are seeking to appoint an organised and efficient member to our team who has excellent communication skills and can facilitate learners on tasks. You will also provide demonstrations as required in class to aid the delivery of outstanding provision within EKC Group.

The ideal candidate will have recent industrial experience in a relevant area as well as a minimum of Level 3 Animal Management qualification. Ideally, they will have experience of education or involvement in training in the workplace. They will be able to work with young people to achieve and succeed their full potential aligned with the culture and ethos of the Group.

The successful candidate will have a key responsibility for Instilling and upholding strong Health & Safety standards in practical environments and will purchase resources and materials within budget.