Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Team Leader - Asia/Elephant Department - Whipsnade Zoo

Team Leader
Based at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
£28,960 per annum

Applications are invited for the post of Team Leader on the Asia/Elephant Department based at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire.

We seek a highly skilled and knowledgeable ungulate keeper with strong leadership and organizational abilities to head up the Asia part of our Asia/Elephant Team.

Working with the Assistant Curator (Elephants) the successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day management of the section and assist in the development of the Asia region.

You will have excellent people skills, exude enthusiasm and have a ‘can do’ attitude.

You will have a proven ability to manage a variety of hoof stock species including rhino, wild horse, deer, camel, yak and oryx. Some experience of working with Elephants would be a clear advantage.

Key skills required:

• Team Management
• Animal Husbandry
• Interpersonal skills
• Communication – oral and written
• Project development

A full driving licence is essential for this position.

In return we offer excellent benefits: non-contributory pension scheme, free life assurance and childcare voucher scheme. Single or family accommodation is available.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter detailing your suitability for the above position to: HR Department, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Whipsnade, Nr Dunstable, Beds. LU6 2LF or email wzhr@zsl.org

The closing date for applications will be Monday 21 February 2011.

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