Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Lead Qualified Keepers - Banham Zoo

Lead Qualified Keepers - Banham Zoo

Two exciting opportunities have arisen at Banham Zoo for Lead Qualified Keepers to join our existing team.

About the role:

Working under the direction of the Head Keeper the successful candidates will work alongside our existing lead qualified keeper with a variety of taxa including primates, cats, hoofstock, birds and small mammals. Flexibility is key to the successful operation of the animal department as a whole and each position will be expected to provide cover and assistance for the others as and when required. The successful candidates will be self motivated and have a hands-on approach to their respective roles and will be expected to lead by example.

Key Objectives:

Care for the animals to the highest possible standards under the direction of the Head Keeper.

Assist and support the Head Keeper in all aspects of animal and staff management.

Work alongside the keepers reporting to these positions, supervising, motivating and generally ensuring that the highest standards are maintained at all times.

About you:

You will have the ANCMZA or an equivalent qualification and have extensive experience in some of the taxa identified above. The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills and a proven ability to motivate and manage staff reporting to this position.

You will have a through understanding and interest in modern zoo animal management, including animal enrichment and training using positive behaviour methods.

Be computer literate with a excellent understanding of Microsoft Word and ARKS. A working knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel and Access are desirable.

About us:

Based at Banham Zoo you will work an average 40 hour week with alternate weekends off, however, working hours will be flexible and include bank holidays and occasional evenings.
Some additional weekend cover will be required to provide holiday cover.

Salary and benefits:

These posts attract an annual salary of £19,000 per annum.

In addition to this we are able to offer a company pension scheme, relocation expenses and assistance with accommodation costs will also be available to the successful candidates.

A copy of the job description/person specification for these roles is available on our web site

To apply, either by email or post, please send covering letter, CV and application form to the HR Manager Lynn Mellish, at either  or Banham Zoo Ltd, The Grove, Kenninghall Road, Banham, Norfolk NR16 2HE. Closing date for applications is 31st August 2010.

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