Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Grade 2 Animal Keeper: Birds & Tropical

Grade 2 Animal Keeper: Birds & Tropical

Twycross Zoo - East Midland Zoological Society Limited, is a World Primate Centre.  The Zoo has a comprehensive collection of primate species, together with other mammals, birds and reptiles.  With over 850 animals, 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 have more to do and as the Zoo develops we are looking for dynamic, knowledgeable individuals to help lead the teams forward.

We have a vacancy for a Grade 2 keeper on the Birds & Tropical section, which manages a range of birds including hornbills, flamingos, penguins and parrots and a range of reptiles, small mammals and invertebrates.

We are seeking a high performing individual with a proven track record in zoo animal management.  You will have a minimum of 2 years’ relevant experience and be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the natural history and management of animals in their care.  An appropriate animal-related qualification would be advantageous.  This position is a key role which will involve providing basic animal husbandry and regular interaction with the public.

The role is full time, including weekend duties on a rota system, at present - but will become a 2/3 role from November 2014 (approximately). Salary is paid monthly and we provide uniform and 31 days holiday per annum.

If you are interested, please send your CV with a covering letter to

This vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, therefore you should submit your application as soon as possible. 

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