HEAD KEEPER – SHALDON WILDLIFE TRUST, DEVON
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: Please submit your application by
Tuesday 21st January 2014
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