Animal Keeper – Hoof Stock Section
Port Lympne Wild Animal Park near Hythe, Kent has an opportunity for an
experienced, hardworking and dedicated keeper to work with a small team of
enthusiastic and likeminded keepers on our hoof stock section to cover a period of
maternity leave. Our collection of hoof stock animals includes; buffalo, tapir, zebra,
various antelope and deer, bison, and wildebeest.
This is a very physical role and the successful applicant will be expected to undertake
all duties on the section including food preparation, cleaning, enclosure building and
maintenance. Conservation education plays a big role in the park so there will be
plenty of opportunities for doing talks and displays to the public.
We are looking for an individual who is hardworking, passionate and committed with
knowledge of current conservation issues and experience in presenting talks to the
public. You will also need a flexible approach to working hours and have a hands on
approach to the restraint and handling of animals.
You must have significant experience in animal keeping gained in a zoo park or
equivalent environment with experience working with hoofstock animals. A full valid
driving licence is essential and experience in driving tractors and Land Rovers off
road is also desirable. Although not essential for the role, a firearms licence would be
advantageous. Ideally you will have obtained an animal management qualification or
equivalent but if not you must be willing to work towards obtaining a relevant
The role is 40 hours a week, 5 days out of seven, 8.00am to 5.00pm. Expected start
date is July and you will need to be available to work in this post for up to 12 months
or until the post holder returns.
To apply: Please send a full CV and covering letter to: The Human Resources
Department, Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Port Lympne, Nr Hythe Kent CT21 4PD.
Or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: 20th June 2013.
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