Practical Instructor Animal Management






£24,804-£28,733pa inclusive of London Weighting. Salary based on Business and Learning scale.

Closing date:

05 July 2024

Job Title: Practical Instructor in Animal Management

Location: Mottingham

Contract Type: Full-time, Permanent

Hours per week: 36 hours

Salary: £24,804-£28,733pa 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 for a Practical Instructor in Animal Management to join our team in Mottingham, working directly with our students and animals.


Our Practical Instructors are responsible for supporting teaching staff across our Animal Management courses by providing practical demonstration and technical instruction to students on Animal Management courses.  Practical Instructors supervise small groups of students to develop their practical skills through demonstrating the appropriate skills, methods and techniques.  This might include demonstrating tasks such as feeding, handling and exercising animals. They will ensure that students can demonstrate the skills and behaviours required for the successful completion of their qualification and possess the knowledge that underpins the practical instruction. They will also ensure that the health and safety of the students and the animals is maintained whilst undertaking practical sessions.


The ideal candidates will hold at least a Level 3 qualification in Animal Management, and will have experience caring for animals. While experience working in education is not essential, applicants should have some experience training and instructing others to work with animals.


This is an opportunity to join a vibrant, creative, and supportive team, with a shared passion and vision in making a positive impact to the lives of students of all ages and backgrounds. Many of our Practical Instructors move into Lecturing roles, so if you have relevant experience working with animals and an enthusiasm for passing your skills and knowledge onto others, we would like to hear from you.


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 Friday 5 July 2024


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