Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Team Leaders - Animal Keepers



Opened in 1971 Knowsley Safari Park is one of the biggest and best safari parks in the UK.  Knowsley Safari Park now has a five mile safari drive with lions, tiger, white rhino and our infamous troop of olive baboons. The park also has a large walkaround area offering close up views of elephants, giraffe, meerkats otters and many more animals. 


We are currently looking for 2 Team Leader.  One of which will be working on a section which includes predominantly carnivores and hoofstock and the other section working predominantly with rhino and baboon. 


We are looking for someone with a hands on approach to animal management with the ability to lead, mentor, train and develop a team of Animal Keepers.  The overall purpose of the role will be to successfully ensure the highest standard of husbandry, welfare and exhibitory on a daily basis, whilst fostering excellent team work.


Substantial experience within the field as well as a sound working knowledge of the relevant species is essential.  The successful candidate will have significant knowledge and experience of working with a variety of species.  Candidates should have a good level of education, be computer literate and a driving licence is essential.  A firearms license is desirable.


This is a full time, permanent position (average 40 hour working week) which will include bank holidays and weekends, although there is a rota providing one in every three weekends off work.  The position comes with a salary of between £20,100 and £22,920 depending upon suitability and experience as well as 23 days holidays each year plus 8 days in lieu of bank holidays, a generous pension scheme and Childcare Vouchers.  Continuous professional development is encouraged and the Company will provide the tools for the successful candidate to do this.  


For further information and for a full job description and person specification, please visit our website: http://www.knowsleysafariexperience.co.uk/vacancies/


Please submit all applications in writing with a CV and covering letter outlining how you feel you meet the criteria contained within the person specification by post or email to:


Recruitment Department

c/o The Animal Office

Knowsley Safari Park

Prescot L34 4AN



Previous applicants need not apply


Closing date:     Sun 3 Feb 13

Interviews:         19 & 20 Feb 13


Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to all unsuccessful applicants.  Therefore, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful if you have not heard from us before 15 February 2013.

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