Monday, December 20, 2010

Ungulate Keeper Vacancy - Highland Wildlife Park, RZSS

Animal Keeper – Highland Wildlife Park, RZSS

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS), a charity founded in 1909, owns and manages Edinburgh Zoo and the Highland Wildlife Park. The Highland Wildlife Park is a premier visitor attraction based at Kincraig outside Aviemore and specialises in cold weather adapted species from around the world.

A vacancy has arisen for an Animal Keeper to work within the Animal Department team at the Highland Wildlife Park on the section that is responsible for ungulates. It would be desirable if the successful candidate has some experience working with ungulates and will have passed the Advanced National Certificate in the Management of Zoo Animals, or equivalent, or is happy to complete this course within 3 years. For the right candidate, they will have the opportunity to work with a number of species that can be found in no other collection within the British Isles, including markhor, forest reindeer, kiang and, in the near future, musk ox.

The post will involve weekend and very occasional evening work. Salary for this post will be in the region of £13.000 - £16.000 depending on experience and relevant qualifications. This post is subject to an enhanced CRB check and a full driving license is required.

Applications should be received by 17.00 on Friday 14th January 2011. Invitation to interview will be by email/phone after the closing date, with interviews following by arrangement. Start date by mutual arrangement. For further information please email  or phone 01540 651 973. To apply please send or ideally email an RZSS application form and an equal opportunities form together marked confidential to Douglas Richardson, Animal Collection Manager, Highland Wildlife Park, Kincraig, Kingussie, Inverness-shire PH21 1NL. Application and equal opportunities forms are available from  or from Douglas Richardson at email  or phone 01540 651 973.

Our mission is to inspire and excite our visitors with the wonder of living animals, and so to promote the conservation of threatened species and habitats. The RZSS strives to be an equal opportunities employer. Registered Charity SC004064

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