Scotland’s National Aquarium
Deep Sea World is a market leader visitor attraction and Scotland’s gem based in North Queensferry. Our Aquarium hosts the largest temperate marine display in the UK through its underwater walkthrough tunnel. Other displays include tropical marine, freshwater, reptiles, amphibians and marine mammals.
Salary: £12,646.40 - £13,300 depending on experience
The responsibility of the Aquarist/Diver will be varied, challenging, but extremely rewarding. A hands on approach is required to ensure you achieve the highest standard of animal care and husbandry.
You will be responsible for maintaining and developing all Deep Sea World’s displays and exhibits, along with promoting public education and awareness in relation to conservation of biodiversity.
In addition to this you will also maintain, clean, tidy and safe standards of all plant rooms; tool rooms, laboratories and quarantine facilities.
The successful candidate will be expected to be very personable and able to communicate well with the visitors as you will be responsible for promoting and participating in public presentations and education sessions, as well as conversing with our visitors whilst carrying out your daily duties around the aquarium.
The role requires you to take members of the public into our main tank (as part of our dive experience package), and to carry out shows and maintenance dives. It is desirable, but not essential, that you are qualified to PADI Divemaster or equivalent and hold an in date dive medical. Dive specific training can be undertaken if not already at this level.
This is a full time post working on a rota’d basis which includes regular weekends and bank holidays as well as being on call for out of hour’s emergencies.
Please submit your CV and covering letter to: Chris Smith, Zoological Manager, Deep Sea World, Battery Quarry, North Queensferry, Fife, KY11 1JR. Or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org Your application letter should highlight why you would be able to fulfil this key role within the organisation and clearly demonstrate how you meet our requirements. Please include your salary expectations.
Deep Sea World is an Equal Opportunities Employer: http://www.deepseaworld.co.uk/
The successful applicants will be required to apply for a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau. Further details can be found at http://www.crb.gov.uk/
The Company will not contribute towards any relocation costs to the area, or costs incurred during the interview process. You must have or be able to get a valid work permit for the UK to be considered for this position.
Closing Date: 11th May 2012
We do recognize the time and effort it takes to apply for a position, but as an employer of choice we receive a high volume of applications and in the interests of economy, Aspro UK does not notify candidates who have been unsuccessful in their application; consequently if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.
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