Animal Keeper at Crystal Palace




Crystal Palace


£27,352pa inclusive of London Weighting. Salary based on Business and Learning Support scale

Closing date:

03 March 2024

Job Title: Animal Keeper

Location: Crystal Palace

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.  Capel Manor College is an exciting, innovative and stimulating work environment and we are interested in hearing from applicants who are committed to excellence and improving the lives of others through education, training and skills development.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Animal Keeper at the College’s Crystal Palace campus. The College houses educational animal collections in each of its campuses, where learners acquire applied skills in animal care and management.

The successful candidate will take ownership animal husbandry and welfare within the College’s collection, including maintaining and upgrading the animal facilities, and record keeping for their area of responsibility. 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. At times, they will carry out encounters for students, the public, and during the College’s commercial and recruitment events, including outreach to local schools, or other places of interest. Importantly, they will be experts in their area and animals they care for, modelling exemplar practice and ambitious animal welfare standards, while sharing their knowledge with the learning teams, to strengthen our provision.

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 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: 5.00pm on Sunday 3 March 2024



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