Thursday, February 20, 2014



Due to the restructuring of the Animal Department, award winning Blackpool Zoo is
looking for an experienced Section Head, to oversee the day to day running and future development of one of its animal sections.

The role dictates that a ‘hands on’ approach will be required and an emphasis on coaching of individuals and team building. You will need to be able to manage and prioritise a diverse workload and have problem solving skills. 

As well as being responsible for your section, you will also be part of the Senior
Animal Management team within the zoo. In this role, you will help to develop and
move forward the animal department in a new and exciting time within Blackpool Zoo’s history.

You will need to be hard working, physically fit, enthusiastic and reliable.
 A minimum of 5 years zoo keeping experience, plus proven people management skills and the DMZAA (previously known as ANCMZA) course, or equivalent, are essential.

The section currently maintains over 34 species of animals ranging from Elephants, Giraffe, Camel, Kangaroos, Bongo, Sitatunga, Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra, Vicuna, Tapir, Reindeer, Lions, Tigers, Wolves, Anteater, Aardvark, Ratites & the Domestic Stock at the Children’s Barn.

Although experience with elephants within a protected contact program is not essential, it would be desirable.

We offer a competitive salary and the opportunity to further your career within the zoological world.
Subsidised single occupancy (on site) accommodation will be available with this post, if required.
Blackpool Zoo is one of the UK’s most established medium sized zoos, and in recent years the zoo has gone through a rapid modernisation and development process.
The Zoo is operated by Parques Reunidos, one of Europe’s largest leisure and attraction operators which specialises in the tourism/leisure sector. Parques Reunidos currently operates 74 parks around the world and attracts over 21 million visitors annually.

The closing date for applications is the 23rd March 2014.

A job description for the post can be obtained from the Personnel Department.

Please apply, in writing enclosing a full CV and quoting the Reference number of the post to:

Personnel Department
Blackpool Zoo
East Park Drive

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