Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Deputy Section Head

Deputy Section Head

Twycross Zoo – East Midland Zoological Society (TZEMS), the World Primate Centre, has over 1,000 animals and is one of the most comprehensive collection of primate species and subspecies in the western world. We have exciting plans for developing the Zoo further, continuing our work in conservation of endangered species and providing the very best environment that we can.

We currently have a vacancy for a Deputy Section Head on the Elephant section. The section manages our herd of 4 female Asian elephants in free contact. This is a key role which involves working on the section, covering all areas of animal husbandry, supervising and training staff, and deputising in the Section Head’s absence.

We are seeking a high performing individual with a proven track record in zoo animal management. You will have a minimum of 5 years experience as an elephant keeper and demonstrate a substantial working knowledge of the natural history and management of elephants. You must be committed to continued professional development of yourself and other staff. Supervisory experience as well as an animal-related qualification, such as the BIAZA approved ANCMZA or DZMAA, would be advantageous.

The role is full time, including weekend duties on a rota system. Salary is paid monthly and we provide uniform, 31 days holiday, 5% employer’s pension contribution.

If you are interested, please send your CV with a covering letter to Human Resources, Twycross Zoo, Atherstone CV9 3PX or e-mail to recruitment@twycrosszoo.org

Closing date: Monday 9th April, however this vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, therefore you should submit your application as soon as possible.


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