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Rescue Team Trainer

WIRES (Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service)

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

  • Highly respected not for profit organisation operating for over 30 years, dedicated to rescuing and caring for native animals
  • Offering a 12 month, full-time contract with the potential for extension
  • Based in our Sydney office, close to public transport with pool onsite - Immediate Start

There is an exciting opportunity for a passionate Team Trainer to join our team. We have been rescuing and caring for native animals for over 30 years and our mission is to actively rehabilitate and preserve Australian wildlife. Full training provided, with immediate start preferred.

With over 3,000 volunteers across 28 branches, we receive around 170,000 calls annually and provide rescue advice, assisting tens of thousands of native animals. We are the largest wildlife rescue organisation in Australia and play a major role in national community wildlife education.

The primary purpose of this position is to work closely with the WIRES Rescue Team staff to maintain a high focus on animal welfare and improve outcomes for wildlife. This is a support role working closely with the Rescue Office Manager to improve our capacity to provide fast, professional, emergency rescue services.

Some of your responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting in the development of training programs for all rescue staff members and deliver the training on how to provide effective rescue to the community
  • Monitor team performance with the Rescue Office Manager and provide ongoing training to ensure the best rescue service for wildlife is provided at all times

ABOUT YOU

The successful candidate will have a minimum 2 years’ experience in wildlife, animal care, environmental or conservation role.

Additionally, you will have:

Teaching qualifications or Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment (Desirable) or a demonstrated ability to train/teach/educate

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications or 2+ years’ experience in wildlife, animal care, environmental or conservation (Essential)
  • Strong focus on animal welfare and improving outcomes for animals (Essential)
  • Strong conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to multi-task
  • Understanding of wildlife rehabilitation Codes of Practice and animal related legislation (Advantageous)
  • Highly organised, reliable, efficient & detail orientated with excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Positive attitude & ability to work in a team and manage a wide range of stakeholders
  • Willingness to work cooperatively and collaboratively across the organisation
  • Recognition of the broader needs of WIRES while meeting specific objectives of the role
  • Strong MS office skills and experience working with different systems and databases

A position description is attached.

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