Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Elephant Keeper - Port Lympne Wild Animal Park

Elephant Keeper - Port Lympne Wild Animal Park
(Salary depending on experience)

Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, situated in the south of Kent near Folkestone, is an established wild animal park with significant success in the captive breeding of rare and endangered animals. We house three African Elephants, one bull and two cows who form a breeding group and use protected contact methods to which the herd responds well.

Previous animal keeping experience is essential for the role, You must be physically fit as the job is very physically demanding and you must hold a full clean driving licence.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is motivated and has a proven track record of working well as part of a close-knit team. Good communication skills, a flexible approach to working hours and a genuine enthusiasm for Elephant conservation is important.

The ideal candidate will have prior experience working with Elephants and will join the team as an experienced keeper.

We are willing to consider candidates who do not have experience of working with elephants but have experience of working as an animal keeper in a zoo environment or similar to join the team as a trainee and learn on the job.
40 hours a week worked over five days including weekends.

Please apply by sending a CV and covering letter to: The Human Resources Department, Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Nr. Hythe, Kent. CT21 4PD.
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