Thursday, May 1, 2014

Walkaround Animal Keeper

Walkaround Animal Keeper

Knowsley Safari Park
Hours: 5 days over 7, working an average of 40 hours per week
Contract: Permanent
Closing Date: 25th May 2014

Our Mission Statement: To connect communities with the natural world for the benefit of future generations

Opened in 1971 Knowsley Safari Park is one of the largest safari parks in the UK.  The park has five mile safari drive with a lion pride, white rhino and a variety of antelope species to name a few.

The Walkaround section at Knowsley Safari Park is a dynamic section with a wide variety of species. We manage our herd of 6 African elephants in a protected contact system.  We also manage giraffe, meerkats and red river hogs. As well as a large mixed exhibit ‘The equatorial Trail’. On top of this we run the reptile house and the walk through bat forest.

The Park is going through a period of change and we are looking for a flexible, enthusiastic, experienced, proactive keeper to help support us in implementing these changes. They will be expected to have an animal based qualification and a full clean driving licence. Experience driving tractors and off road vehicles would be advantageous.

This is a permanent position which will include bank holidays and weekends, although there is a rota providing one in every three weekends off work.

For more information details on how to apply for this position please visit our website at

The closing date for application is Sunday 25th May 2014 with interviews likely to be held the week commencing 4th June 2014.

Due to the expected number of applications for this position we will only be contacting those shortlisted for interview.

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