Thursday, February 3, 2011

Woburn Safari Park - Head of Animal Welfare and Development

Woburn Safari Park is an award winning visitor attraction, housing endangered and exotic animals. Today it forms part of the Bedford Estate, which includes Woburn Abbey, Woburn Golf Club and The Inn at Woburn.

We are now looking to recruit a new position to join a committed team.

Head of Animal Welfare and Development.

This new role will be within a department that is committed to animal conservation, preservation and animal welfare as well as ensuring an excellent guest experience. The role will be pivotal in the strategic creation, development and management of the animal master plan, building and strengthening our reputation as a world leader and promoting the vision of the park worldwide.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day line management of the animal personnel as well as standards of animal care across the Safari Park in conjunction with BIAZA, EAZA and Zoo Inspection guidelines.

Applicants will need to be degree qualified with a minimum of 3-5 years zoo management experience. Project management and communication skills are essential, as is a good knowledge of the Health and Safety and Zoo Licensing Act which will be crucial to this role.

The position will involve weekend and bank holiday work.

In exchange you will find yourself working in an innovative environment, alongside a dedicated team who take a great pride in sustaining the heritage of the Bedford Estates. You will receive a good remuneration package, and potentially accommodation.

We look for people who can demonstrate a high degree of integrity and who continually strive for excellence, interested? Please forward your covering, full CV and salary expectation to

Closing date 18th February

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