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Zoo Keeper (x2)


£17,363.62 - £17,683.13 per annum (pro rata).




25.9 hours or 29.6 hours

Closing Date

Reference Number


Job Grade

010 - 011

Responsible To

Resource Manager (Zoo)


Northumberland College


Post Ref:  6208. Part Time, 25.9 or 29.6 hours per week. Permanent. £17,363.62 – £17,683.13 per annum (pro rata).

 Attractive benefits for this post include 35 days (pro rata) annual leave per year plus bank holidays and the opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme.

 Northumberland College has a rural campus based at Kirkley Hall near Ponteland. Land Based curriculum is based here and includes an Animal Management section.  Animal Management includes the Animal Management Centre which is a relatively modern building with land front and back to house the animal centre. Contained within the building are four classrooms and rooms dedicated to exotics, rodents etc.

The vision of the college is to develop the Animal Management Centre by expanding the variety of animals housed, the standard of animal accommodation, the working practices also to have a dual role as a first class learning resource and visitor attraction.

The Animal Management Centre requires Animal Keepers to support the Animal Centre Resource  Manager in the maintenance and development of the Centre in line with strategic aims. The Animal Keepers will have a hands-on approach and will ensure the day to day operations of the Centre are carried out to a high standard including the health and welfare of all animals, students and visitors and that the Centre is also presented to a high standard.

Due to the nature of this post you will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure Check.

To find out more about this great opportunity email vacancies@sunderlandcollege.ac.uk or call 0191 511 6046 to request an application pack.  Please note we will only accept Sunderland College application forms.

All applications must be received by 12 noon on Thursday 29 January 2020.

 It is anticipated that interviews will take place during the week commencing 10 February 2020.

We are working towards equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community.  We are committed to PREVENT and safeguarding the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.


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