Friday, July 9, 2010

Keeper: Birds and Tropical - Twycross Zoo

Keeper: Birds  and Tropical

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 have a vacancy for a Keeper in the Birds and Tropical Section working with a wide variety of bird species. In addition, you will be working with mammal species, including marmoset and sloth, in out tropical house.

It is ideal if you have already achieved an animal-related qualification, but it is more important to have “hands on” experience as a keeper. We are not looking for more trainee keepers at this point.

Pay is dependent upon grade and this 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

Closing date: as soon as we can appoint the right person. 

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