Team Lead in Animal Management




Crystal Palace


£30,389-£40,139pa salary inclusive of London Weighting and based on Teaching and Learning grade for Team Leaders

Closing date:

08 July 2022

Full Time, Permanent

36 hours, 52 weeks per year            

Crystal Palace



An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Team Leader in Animal Management at our Crystal Palace campus.

The successful candidate will be leading, managing and developing the curriculum area within the parameters set by the Director of Studies and Curriculum Leaders in Animal Management & Saddlery. The candidate will work collaboratively and innovatively with staff to foster and lead a culture of self-assessment and continuous improvement, promoting high standards of teaching and learning within the area, and producing high standards of student achievement, progression and value added.

The team leader contributes and leads on quality assurance procedures and ensure a high quality of provision in response to student and employer/industry needs. The team leader will directly manage practical instructors and encounters officers, ensuring high standards of learning for our students, and animal welfare at the Crystal Palace campus, with input at our Mottingham and Gunnersbury Park campuses. Additionally, the farm and zoo are open to the public and the team leader will have an active role in co-ordinating events and public activities, including outreach and work experience, in collaboration with the collections manager.

As part of the role, the team leader will be lecturing and managing a cohort of students. Therefore, the ideal candidate will hold a teaching qualification (PGCE or DTTLS) or willingness to work towards qualification and at least a HND, degree or similar in a science or animal related discipline. Experience of working in the Animal Management industry and in education is essential.

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:     8 July 2022

Interview Date:   TBC

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