Friday, March 4, 2011

Bat Keeper - Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo is one of the leading zoological collections in Europe with an international reputation for achieving its mission in conservation breeding programmes, research and education.

We currently have a vacancy for four months as a Bat Keeper to join a large and busy section. The successful candidate will provide excellent animal husbandry, care and welfare for the assigned mammals, ensuring that all enclosures and facilities are maintained to the highest possible standards.

The post will involve the daily care and management of a wide variety of species of including Bats, Red Pandas and small mammals. The position will also be required to assist with cover keeping on all areas of the Bats section.

They will have proven experience working with Bats, Mongoose, Pig species, Red Pandas, Porcupines and Oriental Short Clawed Otters. They will have proven experience of working in a zoo or safari park. They will have a full driving licence and proven experience in Operate conditioning.

The successful candidate will ideally be competent in the use of computers and basic software packages. They will ideally have the Zoo Animal Management, HND or degree in a Zoological related science. They will desirably have proven experience with implementing environmental enrichment and experience of working within strict SWP.

Hourly rate of pay is £6.81.

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Closing date for applications is Thursday 10th March 2011.

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