Saturday, January 7, 2012

Amazonia Manager

Amazonia is an indoor tropical rainforest themed exhibit situated within M andD’s theme park, Strathclyde Country Park, Motherwell.

We are looking to recruit a manager to oversee all aspects of the successful running of the facility including animal management, staff management, education, reception and retail, and liaison with other departments of M and D leisure ltd. It is a varied and challenging role that will prove hugely rewarding for the right person.

Duties and Responsibilities

-Attending to the husbandry requirements of a varied small animal collection which will involve writing and updating protocols and training staff in their implementation
-Co-ordinating education visits to ensure they run smoothly and that group organisers are happy with their visit
-Liaising with directors and senior management to ensure that expectations are met
-Liaising with sales and marketing to ensure optimum commercial operation of the facility
-Ensuring that the standards of the SSSMZP are met and exceeded
-Keeping accurate records
-Overseeing all staff and volunteers to ensure efficient operation of the facility and filling in for any role when necessary to allow for busy periods, staff sickness and holidays
-Monitoring stock of food and supplies and re-ordering as necessary
-Cashing up reception tills at end of day
-Developing and implementing a collection plan
-Overseeing the process of obtaining full BIAZA membership

Person required
-As this is an extremely varied role we require an organised individual with the ability to multi-task and delegate as appropriate
-Confident and outgoing who enjoys communicating with a wide range of people.
-Has at least 3 years experience working with exotic animals, in a managerial or supervisory capacity and experience delivering education
-Must be familiar with all aspects of zoo licensing legislation
-Holds the ANCMZA/DMZAA or equivalent and ideally a 1st degree in an animal related subject. Extensive experience may be considered in lieu of qualifications
-Full driving license and own transport essential Hours and pattern of work
-Approximately 40 hours per week with the ability to be flexible when the workload requires it
-Expected to work weekends, bank holidays and school holidays as part of a rota

-Negotiable depending on qualifications and experience

How to apply
Please send a cv and cover letter to

Visit the website for more information on the facility and our animals

Closing date 20th January 2012. We aim to recruit as soon as sufficient applications have been received so please submit as soon as possible if you are interested in this post as it may be removed earlier depending on interest.


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