Saturday, July 2, 2011



Award winning Blackpool Zoo is looking to fill some key positions within its Animal Department.

2 Experienced Mammal Keepers (Ref - AD/MK2/11)

Blackpool Zoo is looking for two experienced mammal keepers to assist in the daily care and husbandry needs their Large Mammal Section. They will also help in developing and moving forward the section within the framework of the animal department's aims and objectives in a new and exciting period within Blackpool Zoo’s history. The section currently maintains Giraffes, Bongos, Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra, Macropods, Big Cats, Aardvarks and a protected contract programme with its Asian Elephants, as well as many other species.

You will need to be hard working, physically fit, enthusiastic and reliable. You should possess the Advanced National Certificate in the Management of zoo Animals or an equivalent and have a minimum of three years mammal keeping experience. Some experience with hoof stock and big cats would be advantageous although not essential.

We offer a competitive salary of £17,968.00 per anum, inclusion in the company’s pension scheme and the opportunity to further your career within the zoological world.

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 24th July 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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