PTHP Animal Care Assistant

Hours: Various Hours Available
Salary: Competitive
Closing date: 29/10/2020

Hours: 2 hours per week (1-hour Saturday and 1-hour Sunday) + (up to 16 hours in student holidays and half terms)

About Us:


Macclesfield College is a leading provider of Further Education and Higher Education in the North West of England. Macclesfield College is part of a modern, inspiring campus providing education to learners of all ages and abilities. Based in East Cheshire, the College offers free secure campus parking and excellent transport links.

Recognised as a ‘Good’ College at its November 2017 Ofsted inspection. Our mission is simple- “Empowerment through learning”.

Macclesfield College has just been confirmed as the overall best- performing FE institution within the key Cheshire and Warrington sub-region, according to the latest statistics published in the National Achievement Rate Tables.

Furthermore, in April 2019, Macclesfield College was proud to be awarded winners of the ‘Business and Education’ category of the East Cheshire Chamber of Commerce Awards.

The Role:


Do you have a love for Animals and live in the Macclesfield area?


Are you aged 18+?


If the answer is yes then Macclesfield College is the perfect place for you to come and spend some time in our Animal department as a PTHP Animal Care Assistant.


The post will involve attending the college both morning and evening on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays for a total of 1 hour per day to feed and care for our onsite animals, which include:


  • Rabbits
  • Guinea pigs
  • Degu
  • Rats
  • Snake
  • Giant African snails
  • Cockroaches
  • Fish
  • Chickens


Duties include:


  • Welfare checks of the animals both morning and evening


  • Feeding of the animals


  • Cleaning out of animal pens and cages


  • Locking & securing of college property


Full training induction and support will be provided.


Please note that this role will involve lone working.


Skills Required


  • To be responsible & reliable
  • To be caring & accountable
  • To be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • The ability to use your initiative
  • To be flexible and open to change
  • Excellent verbal communication skills




Applicants must possess a Level 2 or 3 qualification in Animal Care


The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All appointments will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and satisfactory references.

The College is committed to equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly from members of ethnic minority groups.

The post will close at 9.00am on Thursday 29th October 2020