Saturday, October 31, 2009

Keeper: Hooves and Carnivore Section - Twycross Zoo

Keeper: Hooves and Carnivore Section - Twycross Zoo
Up to £17,300 pa

Twycross Zoo, based in Leicestershire, is a registered charity and is home to over 1000 animals from more than 200 different species. We are proud of the work we do in conservation and education and take part in many captive breeding programmes for endangered animals. About three quarters of the animals housed at Twycross are classed as endangered species.

We need an experienced keeper to join our Hooves and Carnivores section caring for babirusa, capybara, mara, alpaca, vicuna, pudu, camel, giraffe and others. It is ideal if you have already achieved an animal-related qualification, but it is more important to have “hands on” experience of caring for hoofstock. We are not looking for a trainee keeper at this point.

Pay ranges from £15,693 pa for a Grade 2 Keeper up to £17,300 pa for a Senior Keeper. Grade is determined by the job holder’s level of competence, expertise and knowledge, not length of service. The shift pattern is 6 days on and 2 off and we offer 31 days holiday, uniform, 5% pension contribution and the possibility of on-site accommodation.

If you are interested, please send your CV with a covering letter to or by post to Human Resources, Twycross Zoo, Atherstone CV9 3PX .

Closing date: apply immediately, we will appoint the right people as soon as we can.

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