Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Bird and Reptile Keeper

Job title: Bird & Reptile Keeper
Company: Merlin Entertainments
Salary: £16,958 + excellent benefits
Location: Chessington, Surrey

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

About the role

Working within the Bird & Reptile Team you will take an active role in the day to day running of our awesome collection. This will include delivering unrivalled standards of animal husbandry required by our large variety of Birds and Reptiles. 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. You will be a clear and confident speaker, able to engage with the public, delivering fun and educational presentations and more importantly an alert listener, willing to learn and develop. 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 £16,900, you can look forward to a great benefits package which includes Group Personal Pension Plan, 28 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 array of rides and wildlife across 10 themed lands. The Resort is made up of over 40 rides and attractions as well as over 1000 animals in the Zoo and our very own SEA LIFE centre. Plus an amazing safari-themed Resort Hotel where you can look out over the Wanyama Reserve to see Zebra and Giraffe roam freely! Add to this over 35 eateries, stands and shops, the opportunity to dance along with the cast of Madagascar Live! Prepare to Party! it's fair to say, we really are Britain’s Wildest Adventure!

About Merlin Entertainment

Merlin Entertainments plc 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 50 million visitors worldwide. Here in the UK alone, we have a vast portfolio of reputable brands, from LEGOLAND and Chessington World of Adventures Resort, to Madame Tussauds and EDF London Eye.

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