Apprenticeship in Animal Care and Welfare Assistant in Falconry Days Level 2 or 3 (Ref: VAC001528712 )

Salary: £3.90 per hourClosing Date: 13 May 2019Hours: 35

Falconry Days

We are a small family run busy team of professional falconers who have been trading very successfully for twelve years.  Mark and Mandy are the business owners and are supported by head falconer Derek Clark and assistant falconer Gail Greenwood.  We have a strong team of 4 knowledgeable volunteers who help out regularly.

There is a relaxed close-knit atmosphere around our centre and our birds and the customer experience are always the number one priority.



Lady Hill


NE48 3EE


This is a fantastic opportunity has arisen for the right applicant to become part of our expanding team based in Hexham


Vacancy description

You would be required to work in all aspects of our falconry business and will work many weekends with fixed hours.

You will be included as one of our close-knit team within a customer service environment and as such, your personal presentation and communication skills are an essential part of the job. We aren't looking for highly qualified, we’re looking for highly motivated.

Your daily duties will include:

  • Feeding, flying, training birds.
  • Cleaning animal housing and areas around the centre.
  • Grass cutting, weeding; simple caretaking tasks.
  • Meeting and greeting customers, displaying birds for them.
  • Hunting with birds.


Desired skills


  • Driving licence and own vehicle desirable but not essential
  • Ability to communicate verbally with members of the public.
  • Ability to work as part of a close-knit team
  • Practical skills


Personal qualities

  • Compassionate towards animals.
  • Respectful of animals and people.
  • A positive work ethic 
  • Honestly and integrity


Desired qualifications

A-D Grades in Maths and English (or equivalent)


Future prospects

  • To progress onto a Level 3 or possible full time employment


Things to consider

Falconry Days is seventeen miles from the nearest large civilisation.  We are surrounded by trees, fields and sky. 

It suits us perfectly, does it work for you?


Training to be provided


  • You will gain an Level 2 in Animal Care (Falconry)
  • Functional Skills if required
  • In house training with the employer
  • Your training will be extensive though not formal.
  • Fast going pace from day one, learning every detail of the birds’ care and training.
  • Once a week we will ask you to research a specific bird of prey or subject related to falconry to further your understanding and knowledge of the industry; this will be done mostly in your own time.


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