Monday, August 12, 2013


£23,199 pa, inclusive of allowances
Based at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Bedfordshire

A vacancy has arisen for a Senior Keeper based at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. This is an exciting opportunity to join one of our mammal teams looking after rhino, carnivores and large hoof-stock.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A proven track record of working with exotic animals with extensive knowledge of husbandry and enrichment.
  • Ideally worked with rhino, large hoof-stock and carnivores
  • Supervised and developed staff.  
  • Attained the DMZAA in the Management of Zoo Animals or equivalent.
  • Good communication skills, enthusiasm, dedication and an outgoing and friendly personality.
  • A presentable appearance and a flexible approach to work and colleagues. 
  • A full driving licence.

The post involves weekend and bank holiday working on a roster basis.

In return we offer, Stakeholder Pension scheme, Life Assurance, Child Care voucher scheme.

To apply, please send a full CV including a covering letter detailing your suitability for the above position to: Human Resources Department, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Whipsnade, Nr Dunstable. Beds LU6 2LF or email

Closing date for applications is:  Friday 23 August 2013

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