Monday, October 17, 2011



Howletts Wild Animal Park in Kent, is recruiting for the position of
Deputy Section Head of Primates.

Applicants must have a proven track record in a similar position at a recognised zoological collection. They must posses good all round animal husbandry skills and be capable of deputising for the Section Head in his absence.

A proactive approach coupled with good organisation and communication skills and an overall understanding of the role of the modern animal collection is essential, as is a full clean driving licence.

We are looking for someone with previous experience working as a deputy head keeper or senior keeper, preferably with primates; and experience of managing/supervising a small team of staff.

Howletts is home to a collection of around 160 rare and endangered primates, including Javan gibbons, Dusky langurs, Sulawesi macaques, Pied tamarins and Gelada baboons to name a few.

Howletts is a world class wildlife park run by the international conservation charity The Aspinall Foundation, and works to support a number of overseas conservation projects including the Java Primate Project in Indonesia.

HWAP has recently built a rescue and rehabilitation centre in Java where rare Indonesian primates can be confiscated and taken care of; with a view to either returning them back to the wild or providing them with a better quality of life. Ultimately, captive bred animals may also relocate to the centre, providing offspring that could boost the wild population when reintroduction conditions are right.

Only applicants who fit the above criteria will be considered and acknowledged.
Single person accommodation may be available.


To apply:
Please submit an up to date CV along with a covering letter stating the position applied for to: Helen Dallimore-Jones HR and Training Manager. Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Lympne, Kent
CT21 4PD.


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