Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Head of Giraffe Section - Colchester Zoo

Head of Giraffe Section - Colchester Zoo

Colchester Zoo is currently looking to recruit an experienced Head of section to oversee the daily running and management of the Zoo's Giraffe section and team.

This section of the Zoo includes a large breeding group of Red river hog, the only group of Aardvarks currently breeding in the UK and a large mixed African paddock housing Giraffe, Zebra, Ostrich, Crowned
Crane, Greater Kudu and a recently breeding group of White Rhino.

The position reports directly to the Zoo Curator and will be responsible for all aspects of managing the section including staff rotas, disciplinary procedures, staff appraisals, section protocols, animal husbandry, moving the section forward and planning future developments.

The successful applicant will need to be a highly motivated individual with at least eight years experience working in a zoological collection. Excellent animal husbandry skills are essential and experience with Giraffe and/or Rhino is preferable.

Applicants must have a minimum of 3 years experience managing staff and hold a qualification in the Zoo animal management certificate or equivalent and have a full valid driving licence.

Colchester Zoo offers a competitive salary and this position comes with subsidized onsite accommodation if required.

In the first instance apply to:
Francesca Gale at

For full details please go to

Please mention you saw the advertisement in ZooNews Digest should you apply for this post

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