Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Reptile Keeper - Chessington World of Adventures

Reptile Keeper
Chessington World of Adventures

Salary: £16,200 + excellent benefits

Guests visit Chessington World of Adventures for Britain’s wildest day out, and the animals they encounter all add to the atmosphere of excitement and discovery.
This is a unique opportunity to educate adventurers young and old, to let them really explore our awesome Reptile collection at Chessington Resort.

About the role:
Working within the Reptile Team you will take an active role in the day to day running of our growing collection. This will include animal husbandry and duties such as feeding, cleaning and enrichment.

This is also a great time to move forward with us in conservation, education and research.

As the team and department develop, you will constantly be seeking ways to maximise adventurer experience, whilst maintaining high husbandry standards.
You will also be keen to support all areas within our Zoo, which will in turn benefit your own personnel development.

Key Objectives:
-Ensure Health and Safety of self, visitors and guests.
-Develop a personal training programme in conjunction with your Head of Section.
-Maintain the required records and documentation pertaining to your stock.
-Be confident in presenting your animals in an informative, educational and engaging manner.
-Maintain clear and direct communication in all directions.

About you:
Our ideal candidate will have solid experience of working with Reptiles and will ideally have a recognised qualification in captive animal management.
You will have a genuine passion for reptiles, invertebrates and amphibians, and will be confident working both alone and within a small team.
You will be flexible and dedicated in your approach to work, with high standards both personally and professionally.

Our ideal candidate will understand our family friendly resort brand, and will be an excellent communicator to engage our guests in our exciting Reptile collection across the park and hotel.

About us:
Chessington World of Adventures Resort offers explorers of all ages the chance to go wild and leave the dull restraints of everyday life behind.

With our extraordinary blend of rides and wildlife, we focus on providing a great day out for all the family.

Not only will you be working at the heart of a brand that’s all about freedom, discovery and fun-filled challenges, you’ll also be joining a business that’s part of the globally successful Merlin Entertainments Group – Europe’s largest visitor attraction operator attracting over 40 million visitors a year.

As well as a competitive salary you can look forward to an impressive range of discounts including full uniform, staff diner, company pension scheme, employee assistance programme and discounts with O2, The AA, Thomas Cook, Dell and many more.

However, best of all, is our Merlin Magic pass, which will give you free admission to all of our attractions, including Alton Towers Resort, THORPE PARK, Legoland and Madame Tussauds.

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Closing Date: 10th August 2011

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