Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Large Carnivores and Small Cats

Port Lympne Wild Animal Park is home to one of the finest collections of carnivores and small cats in the world and is committed to their care and conservation.

We are looking to recruit a passionate, enthusiastic, energetic and experienced team player to be a keeper to join a small team of dedicated keepers to care for our carnivore and small cats section.

Ideally you will have a relevant qualification or be willing to work towards one. Previous experience of working within a mainstream animal collection or similar is essential.
The successful candidate will be sharing their time working across the two sections. Working times will be five days out of seven, 40 hours a week.

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 valid driving licence. You will have the ability to talk to groups of visitors, have a hands on approach to the restraint and handling of animals, ideas for enclosure design and animal husbandry and a passion for conservation.

A flexible work attitude is essential for this role. Applicants must be confident with working at height and must be physically fit as this a physically demanding role.

The following criteria is advantageous but not essential:

• Experience of working with reptiles/amphibians and invertebrates as there is some work with these animals
• Firearms training and experience or willing to obtain
• Off-road driving experience
• Experience of carcass collection and butchery
• Experience in dealing with escape procedures

To apply:
Please submit an up to date CV along with a covering letter stating the position applied for to: Sharon Bell, Human Resources, Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Lympne, Kent CT21 4PD. Or e-mail:

Closing Date for Applications: 5th April 2012


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