Practical Instructor in Animal Management






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

Closing date:

22 March 2024

Job Title:  Practical Instructor in Animal Management

Location: Mottingham

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours per week: 36 hours, full time

Salary: £24,804-£28,733pa inclusive


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 two Practical Instructors in Animal Management at Mottingham, working directly with our students and animals.


The successful candidates will be able to carry out the day-to-day routine care of the College’s animal stock to include cleaning out of accommodation, provision of feed, water, bedding, nesting material, daily health checks, training, handling and exercising. Additionally, they will be ordering materials and maintaining high standards in accordance to and over what is set by relevant legislation and regulations. They will be liaising internally with other staff as appropriate with regard to animal activities and co-operating to maintain continuity of care during weekends and holidays.

In addition, they will be carrying out a range of educational activities with students learning practical animal management from Entry Level to Level 3 and Higher Education, including different demonstrations and technical instructions to. They will be carrying out practical assessments of students, in line with awarding body requirements, while completing all necessary records. Additionally, they will be supervising and allocating tasks for college students carrying out their practical duties in our animal areas.

The ideal candidates will hold at least a Level 3 qualification in Animal Management, and a range of current experience caring for reptiles, rodents, birds, and a range of livestock animals. They will also be willing take shared responsibility for the health and welfare of the College’s animal stock, including contribution to weekend, holiday and emergency cover rotas as required.

Most, importantly, the successful candidates will 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.


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 Friday 22 March 2024


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