Animal Keeper Crystal Palace (part time)




Crystal Palace


£13,977.60-£14,544.60pa inclusive of London Weighting

Closing date:

16 October 2022

Part Time, Permanent

24 hours, 52 weeks per year           

Crystal Palace


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.

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. Our natural world is changing and needs your passion to help tackle the challenges it faces in light of climate change, sustainability, air quality, waste, and food security.  As London’s only specialist environmental college, we are proud to play a vital role in the capital’s green agenda. The successful candidate will support the College in delivering qualifications that are valued by land-based employers and help kick-start learners’ careers in making a positive impact on our natural world.

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 a career average pension scheme (LGPS), employee assistance programme and full access to Capel Gardens.

Equality, diversity and inclusion
We are committed to creating and promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce that better reflects the wider community we support. We particularly welcome applicants from groups currently under-represented in senior roles, including females, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), people with disabilities and from the LGBTQ 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:      16 October 2022

Interview Date:  TBC

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