Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Animal Keeper – Hoof Stock Section

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. 

Closing Date: 20th June 2013.

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