Saturday, December 5, 2009



Salary: £19,123.00 per annum.

Blackpool Zoo is looking for a Section Head, to oversee the day to day running and future development of the primate section within the zoo’s Animal Department.

The section currently includes over twenty species of Primates, many of which are managed as part of captive breeding programmes including Gorillas, Orang-utans, Pileated Gibbons, Red Titi’s, King Colobus, De Brazza Monkey, Emperor Tamarin, Goeldi’s Monkey plus many more,.

As well as being responsible for your section, you will also be part of the Senior Animal Management team within the zoo. In this role, you will help to develop, and move forward, the animal department in a new and exciting time within Blackpool Zoo’s history.

A minimum of 6 years zoo keeping experience (4 years working with primates including Great Apes), plus proven people management skills.

You will need to be hard working, physically fit, enthusiastic and reliable and have passed the Advanced National Certificate in the Management of Zoo Animals or an equivalent, this is essential.

In return we offer a competitive salary, pension scheme and the opportunity to further your career within the zoological world.

Subsidised single occupancy (on site) accommodation is available with this post, if required.

Blackpool Zoo is ideally and conveniently located on the outskirts of the "UK most popular holiday resort". Less than a 5 minute drive from the M55 motorway, the zoos site is also easily accessible from numerous rural villages in the surrounding area. The zoo itself is situated in a well established green belt area of the town and is only a 10 minute drive away from the town centre, which offers a veritable feast of nightlife, entertainment and shopping as well as the famous Golden Mile coastline.
Blackpool can genuinely offer "something for everyone", from singles to families, yet, within an hour drive of this vibrant town you can be in the Lake District, Manchester or even the Yorkshire Dales

The closing date for applications is the 17th January 2010.

Please apply, in writing enclosing a full CV and quoting the
Reference number of the post, to:

Personnel Department
Blackpool Zoo
East Park Drive

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