Thursday, June 9, 2011

Senior Keeper - Birds and Tropical Section

Senior Keeper
Birds and Tropical Section

Twycross Zoo – East Midland Zoological Society (TZEMS), the World Primate Centre, has over 1,000 animals and is the most comprehensive collection of primate species and subspecies in the western world. We have exciting plans for developing the Zoo further, continuing our work in conservation of endangered species and providing the very best environment that we can.

A position has become available for a Senior Keeper to join the Birds and Tropical Section. As a Senior Keeper, you will be able to work effectively without supervision and deputise for the Section Head and/or Deputy, if necessary. This role provides a unique opportunity to join the Zoo at a time when it is undergoing an exciting period of change.

The successful candidate will be required to have:

• extensive knowledge of the captive management and husbandry of birds gained in a similar environment
• knowledge and experience of incubation and rearing skills
• gained the Advanced National Certificate for the Management of Zoo Animals or equivalent
• a flexible work attitude and the ability to work as part of a progressive thinking team

The role is full time, including weekends, on a rota system. Salary is paid monthly and will be commensurate with experience. We provide uniform, 31 days holiday and 5% employer’s pension contribution.

To apply for this position, please send your CV with a covering letter to

Closing date for applications: Friday 24th June 2011


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