Monday, November 7, 2011



Chester Zoo is one of the leading zoological collections in Europe with an international reputation for achieving its mission in conservation breeding programmes, research and education.

We currently have a vacancy for a Giraffe Keeper to join a large and busy section.
The post will involve the daily care and management of a wide variety of species including Giraffe, Okapi, Onager, Camel and Bongo to name a few. The successful candidate will provide excellent animal husbandry, care and welfare for the assigned mammals, ensuring that all enclosures and facilities are maintained to the highest possible standards.

The successful candidate will have the Zoo Animal Management, HND or degree in a Zoological related science. They will have proven experience working with Giraffe, and any other relevant hoof stock species. They will have proven experience of working in a zoo or safari park, and of Operant Conditioning.
They will also hold a full driving licence.

The successful candidate will ideally be competent in the use of computers and basic software packages. They will desirably have proven experience with implementing environmental enrichment and experience of working within strict SWP.

Salary is £14,220 increasing to £15,800 after satisfactory completion of the probationary period.

For further details about this role please see the Application Pack. To apply, please contact the recruitment line on 01244 389477 or

Closing date for applications is Friday, 18th November 2011


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