Senior Animal Care Assistant
About the role
In this role you will assist the Animal Care Supervisor in the management and organisation of the displays team to achieve consistently high standards of display presentation and animal husbandry. You will take responsibility for ensuring the continual development and innovation within the displays areas and be responsible for maintenance plans of the life support systems and the cleanliness of our displays as well as the development of suitable diets and feeds for our animals, ensuring we present world class displays.
You will be a dynamic, confident and a self-motivated individual; who will be an integral part of the team aiming for a centre of excellence in animal management, conservation, preservation and education.
Using your experience, gained by working in a similar environment, you will have a robust knowledge of animal husbandry; and have the ability to communicate to all employees and clients as well as deliver a highly immersive experience to all our visitors. You’ll also have a good understanding of zoo licensing having been through a zoo licence in a previous role, project management experience and ideally be educated to degree level or equivalent.
About the benefits
Alongside a competitive annual salary, you can look forward to a great benefits package which includes Group Personal Pension Plan, 20 days’ holiday and of course, a Merlin Magic Pass which gives you free admission to all of our attractions worldwide. Perhaps the biggest benefits of joining us, however, are the outstanding opportunities for career development.
The Cornish Seal Sanctuary in Gweek is the only fully operational seal rescue centre in Cornwall. Our seal sanctuary provides a lifeline for stray, sick and injured seal pups which have been discovered around the Cornwall coast. The Sanctuary is a busy rescue centre, and also has resident Grey Seals, Common Seals, Patagonian & Californian Sea Lions, Penguins, Otters, Goats, Sheep and Ponies. Occasionally the Sanctuary's facilities and expertise are called upon to aid in the rescue of other marine creatures such as Dolphins and Turtles.
About Merlin Entertainments
Merlin Entertainments is the leading name in location based, quality family entertainment and the World’s number two visitor attraction operator. We currently have over 90 attractions spread across 22 countries and four continents, and aim to deliver unique and memorable experiences to over 54 million visitors worldwide. Here in the UK alone, we have a vast portfolio of reputable brands, from LEGOLAND and Thorpe Park, to SEALIFE and the EDF Energy London Eye.
Job Conservation, Wildlife and Environment
Work Locations : Cornish Seal Sanctuary
Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External : 04-Aug-14, 2:59:00 AM
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