Saturday, April 30, 2011



Experienced Senior Keeper Bird/Reptile Section (Ref No: AD/B2/11)

Experienced Senior Keeper, to oversee the day to day running of Bird/Reptile Section within the zoo. The role dictates that a ‘hands on’ approach will be required and an emphasis on coaching of individuals and team building.

As well as being responsible for your section, you will also assist and deputise for the head keeper of your area with some of their work and help in developing and moving forward your section within the framework of the animal department's aims and objectives in a new and exciting period within Blackpool Zoo’s history.

You will need to be hard working, physically fit, enthusiastic and reliable. A minimum of 5 years zoo keeping experience with a minimum of three years experience working with exotic birds in a zoo environment plus proven people management skills and the Advanced Zoo Animal Management course, or equivalent, are essential.

For the above we offer a competitive salary, inclusion in the company’s pension scheme and the opportunity to further your career within the zoological world.

Subsidised single occupancy (on site) accommodation will be available with these posts, if required.

Blackpool Zoo is ideally and conveniently located on the outskirts of the "UK most popular holiday resort". Less than a 5 minute drive from the M55 motorway, the zoo’s site is also easily accessible from numerous rural villages in the surrounding area. The zoo itself is situated in a well established green belt area of the town and is only a 10 minute drive away from the town centre, which offers a veritable feast of nightlife, entertainment and shopping as well as the famous Golden Mile coastline. Blackpool can genuinely offer "something for everyone", from singles to families, yet
within an hour drive of this vibrant town you can be in the Lake District, Manchester or even the Yorkshire Dales

The closing date for applications is the 23rd May 2011.

A job description for the post can be obtained from the Personnel Department

Please apply, in writing enclosing a full CV and quoting the Reference number
of the post, to:

Personnel Department
Blackpool Zoo
East Park Drive


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