Thursday, October 17, 2013

Animal Manager

Animal Manager


Twycross Zoo – East Midland Zoological Society (TZEMS), is the World Primate Centre. The zoo has a comprehensive collection of primates, including all 4 types of great ape, together with other mammals, birds and reptiles.  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 are going through a period of transformation as the zoo develops and, as a result, are looking for dynamic, knowledgeable individuals to help lead the teams forward.  Following internal promotion, a position has become available for an Animal Manager to lead and advance the Animal Department as part of the development of the Life Sciences Directorate. 

The successful candidate will have the vision to be part of the development of a world class animal department in conjunction with the senior Life Sciences team.  

Applicants must have a proven track record at a recognized zoological collection, preferably with experience of EEP, TAG or other relevant areas of zoological conservation work and best practice.  They must possess good all round animal husbandry skills and be able to lead, develop and motivate a team.  A scientific background would also be desirable.  A proactive and positive approach together with strong communication skills and an overall understanding of the role of the modern zoo is essential.

The role is full time, 5 days out of 7, including weekend duties shared amongst the senior animal team on a rota system and extra hours as required.  Salary is paid monthly with 31 days holiday per annum and employers’ pension contribution (after qualifying period).

To apply for this position, please send your letter of application and CV to

Closing date: 31st October 2013

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