Friday, August 2, 2013

Trainee Keeper: Pets@Twycross

Trainee Keeper: Pets@Twycross
(Temporary Contact – 6 months maternity cover)

Twycross Zoo - East Midland Zoological Society Limited, is the World Primate Centre.  The Zoo has a comprehensive collection of primate species, together with other mammals, birds and reptiles.

With over 850 animals, the Zoo has exciting plans to further its work in the conservation of endangered species and is striving to achieve the best in animal welfare, research, conservation and education.

We have more to do and as the Zoo develops we are looking for dynamic, knowledgeable individuals to help lead the teams forward.

We currently have a vacancy to cover maternity leave on the Pets@Twycross section.  This section manages a range of domestic and exotic pet species and hosts a variety of interactive animal activities using these individuals.  Public engagement and interaction is one of the main functions of this area.  This position is a key role which will involve working on the section, covering basic areas of animal husbandry and regular interaction with the public.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated individual with an interest in zoo animal management and education. You must be committed to continued professional development and be a good team worker.  Some zoo keeping experience and an animal-related qualification would be advantageous. 

The role is temporary and likely to last for 6 months, working on a full time basis, including weekend duties on a rota system. Salary is paid monthly and we provide uniform, 31 days holiday per annum, 5% employer’s pension contribution (after qualifying period).

If you are interested, please send your CV with a covering letter to

Closing date: 8th August 2013

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