INVITATION TO TENDER
FALCONRY DISPLAY PROVIDER
Leeds Castle is a heritage visitor attraction in Kent which welcomes over 500,000 visitors each year. After four successful years with The Hawking Centre established at the castle, we are looking to re-tender the falconry provision. The castle provides (under licence) a flying arena and PA system; zoo-licensed flights, stands and secure accommodation for up to 12 birds; ancillary office, hospital and feeding locations; and the use of the castle’s extensive parkland for falconry experiences and corporate work (much of which is generated by the castle’s sales team and website). The falconry team are required to provide entertaining and informative twice-daily shows for visitors from April to September, and a daily show at weekends only from October to March. The castle is committed to providing the highest standards of conservation, animal welfare and public safety, as well as a highly satisfying, quality experience for all visitors. The falconry provider would have to commit to the same values.
Experienced falconers are invited to contact Bev Clark on 01622 767812 or by e-mail (Beverleyclark@leeds-castle.co.uk) for an application pack. Final applications are to be submitted by 30 September 2008. The contract would begin on 23 March 2009 and run for one year, potentially renewable.
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