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Vale Wildlife Hospital & Rehabilitation Centre

Trainee Wildlife Care Assistant

Vale Wildlife Hospital & Rehabilitation Centre is looking for a full-time Trainee Wildlife Care Assistant to join our dedicated team at one of the busiest wildlife hospitals in the UK.

This post is 40 hours per week and will include weekends. 8am-5pm (must be willing to be flexible on start and finish times due to the nature of the work).

£10 per hour whilst training (there will be a pay rise once training is completed). Full training will take approximately 12 months.

Experience preferred but not essential.

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with, and carrying out on your own (once trained), the assessment and first aid of casualties coming in, and any ongoing treatment required following our strict standard operating procedures (SOP's) under the supervision of our vet. Note that some horrific injuries have to be dealt with – serious injuries and badly infected wounds. Full training will be given.
  • The handling of all species of wild birds and mammals, some of which have the potential to cause serious injury. Full training will be given.
  • Attending call-outs to injured wildlife using the charity vehicles once trained.
  • Accurate and careful record-keeping; booking in casualties, keeping patient record sheets, and patient location records up-to-date.
  • Daily feeding routines both inside and outside the hospital building. 
  • Daily, thorough cleaning of cages inside the hospital and aviaries and enclosures in the outside areas.
  • Providing fresh water daily to all animals both inside the hospital building and in the outside areas.
  • Ensuring all dishes, trays and other feeding utensils are washed, dried and put away in the correct places.
  • Ensuring all towels, blankets etc (animal bedding) are washed and dried.
  • Dealing with the public in a proper and polite manner when taking telephone calls or carrying out reception duties (training will be given).
  • Working nights on-call, staying in the Hospital building overnight to deal with any casualties brought in out of hours (no more than once per week) £10 per on-call worked also paid.


  • If you are offered an interview you MUST be available to attend on Sunday 11th December 2022.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 4th December 2022.

For further information and to apply, please click here

Closing Date: 04/12/2022  Location: Beckford GL20 7AN

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