Animal Keeper – fixed term
Woburn Safari Park
The Department of Animal Welfare & Conservation is currently recruiting for a reliable, confident team member to join them on a seasonal contract through to November 2014.
Based on the ‘Animal Encounters’ section, you will be working as part of the successful Animal & Welfare team responsible for maintaining a safe environment for both you and the public by adhering to associated risk assessments and protocols without exception.
You will be expected to practice high levels of animal husbandry and assist in the welfare of the animals within the park. As well as ensuring the visitor experience is exceptional by delivering excellent customer service at all times.
The successful applicant should demonstrate a passion for Animal Welfare & Conservation, be highly motivated, flexible and committed to Woburn Safari Park’s high standards of husbandry and welfare. Candidates must have previous “hands on” practical experience of working with a range of animals and an animal related qualification i.e. Diploma in the Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals.
Preference will be given to applicants that have worked and/or volunteered within the following fields: Zoo’s, Safari Park’s, Farming/Agriculture & Equestrian.
As an essential requirement for this role, successful candidates should possess excellent communication skills, demonstrable experience of dealing with the public, together with the ability to work effectively within a team.
For a Job Description see https://www.woburn.co.uk/media/1311147/seasonal-animal-keeper-job-description-july-2014.pdf
If you are looking for a rewarding opportunity to work within an “award winning” environment then please apply – by completing the online application form at https://www.woburn.co.uk/job-vacancies/bedfordshire-opportunities/woburn-safari-park/animal-keeper-(animal-encounters)/ and ensuring you also attach a copy of your CV and send both of these to Personnel@woburn.co.uk.
Closing date: 25th July 2014
If you have not heard from us within 21 days of the closing date please consider your application unsuccessful on this occasion.
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