Monday, January 6, 2014

Head Keeper

 Shaldon Wildlife Trust is a small zoo on the Devon coast, set in an acre of woodland.  We are the smallest member of BIAZA and EAZA. Despite this, we are active members of the zoo community and support conservation projects all over the word. Over the years we have gained a great deal of expertise in the breeding of many species, particularly small primates, and are regarded highly in this field.

We are going through an exciting period of change as the zoo develops and so are looking for a dynamic, knowledgeable individual to help lead the team forward.

We currently have a vacancy for a Head Keeper.  This is a key role which will involve working on section, covering all areas of animal husbandry including feeding, cleaning, training and record keeping; as well as interacting with the zoo visitors.  The role of Head Keeper will also include managing our volunteers and work experience placements so interpersonal skills and the ability to motivate others will be essential. We are seeking an enthusiastic, high performing individual with an interest in zoo animal management and conservation. You must be a good team worker with a positive outlook and have excellent communication skills. The successful candidate will have leadership qualities, experience of supervising a team and be able to organise and prioritise tasks. A good understanding of risk assessments is required to ensure all members of staff are fully aware of safety and management procedures.  A minimum of 2 years zoo keeping experience, and an animal-related qualification, such as the BIAZA approved ANCMZA or DZMAA would be advantageous. 

The role is full time. Salary is paid monthly.  We provide uniform and 28 days holiday per annum.  Applicants should have a full driving licence and be prepared to work weekends and Bank Holidays in a roster system.

If you are interested, please send your CV with a covering letter to Nic Dunn, Director, Shaldon Wildlife Trust,

Or in writing to:Shaldon Wildlife TrustNess DriveShaldonDevonTQ14 0HP

Closing date: Please submit your application by Tuesday 21st January 2014 

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