Friday, August 16, 2013

Primate Keeper

Job title:                      Primate Keeper
Company:                    Chessington Resort
Salary:                        £16,666+ excellent benefits
Location:                     Chessington, Surrey

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Primate Keeper to join the team at Chessington World of Adventures Resort.

About the role

Working within the Primate Team you will take an active role in the day to day running of our awesome collection. This will include delivering unrivaled standards of animal husbandry required by, amongst others, our Western Lowland Gorillas and many different Monkey species.
You will be part of the team creating the most stimulating environment possible – not just for our guests, but for the animals too - and since we’re big on conservation, education and research, you’ll have a big part to play in that too. You will also be keen to support all areas within our Zoo, which will in turn benefit your own personal development. You will ensure the Health & Safety of self, visitors and guests at all times as well as develop a personal training programme in conjunction with your Head of Section.

About you

Our ideal candidate will have completed an animal based qualification, with some experience of working in a Zoo environment or equivalent. Experience of working with large apes would be desirable however is not compulsory. You will be a confident communicator and more importantly an alert listener. You will have passion and excitement for your chosen field, with a keen drive to develop your career as an Animal Keeper.

About the benefits

Alongside a competitive salary of £16,666, you can look forward to a great benefits package which includes Group Personal Pension Plan, 20 days’ holiday and, of course, a Merlin Magic Pass which gives you free admission to all of our attractions worldwide. As well as various discounts with popular brands such as O2, Virgin Active and Lego.

About us

Join our wild and friendly team at Chessington World of Adventures Resort where you will find an extraordinary blend of rides and wildlife in real and mythical worlds, uniquely mixed in unexpectedly inspiring landscapes. We are made up of our amazing 150 bedroom safari themed Hotel, where you will find a Leisure Club, Restaurant and Bar looking out over the African Savannah, joining together with our awesome Zoo and SeaLife Centre with over 400 different species of animal. And then there is our cool mix of over 28 family friendly rides and attractions, from spinning coasters to Zafari experience’s and everything in-between. Add to this over 35 eateries, stands and shops, the opportunity to dance along with the cast of Madagascar Live! and meet characters such as the Octonaughts and Moshi Monsters, it's fair to say, we really are Britain’s Wildest Adventure!

About Merlin Entertainments

Merlin Entertainments is the leading name in location based, quality family entertainment and the world’s number two visitor attraction operator. We currently have over 90 attractions spread across 22 countries and four continents, and aim to deliver unique and memorable experiences to over 54 million visitors worldwide. Here in the UK alone, we have a vast portfolio of reputable brands, from LEGOLAND and Alton Towers Resort, to Madame Tussauds and EDF London Eye.

Closing date: Friday 30th August 2013

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