Thursday, June 23, 2011

Team Leader - Whipsnade Zoo

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

The Zoological Society of London is looking to recruit a Team Leader for their Hub Region based at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire. The region comprises of Sealion and Flying Bird demonstrations, as well as Children’s Farm and the Zoo’s bird collection

This is an exciting opportunity to not only develop further the Sealion and Flying Bird demonstrations and assisting in the development of a new visitor experience in the Farm area, the visitor interaction areas, but also to oversee and lead the Park Bird section including significant conservation breeding programmes. The role does require direct involvement in the daily management of the animals on the section.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate:

 a proven track record of the management and training of birds and mammals particularly for demonstration purposes and be able to demonstrate a range of skills and knowledge in this field.
 a high level of interpersonal and people management skills
 an ability to interact with visitors and a high level of customer care
 a good understanding of bird husbandry would also be an advantage.

All candidates must have a full driving licence.

In return we offer excellent benefits: non-contributory pension scheme, free life assurance and childcare voucher scheme.

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

The closing date for applications is Friday 8 July 2011


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