Job title: Animal Training Supervisor
Company: Merlin Entertainments
Salary: £20,941 + excellent benefits
Location: Chessington, Surrey
For your wildest adventure yet, give into your animal instincts at Chessington World of Adventures Resort’s Zoo!
Guests visit Chessington World of Adventures for Britain’s wildest day out and the animals they encounter all add to the atmosphere of excitement and discovery. From Tigers to Sharks, White Rhino’s to Pygmy Marmosets, our Zoo and SEA LIFE Centre boast a huge array of wildlife.
About the role
Heading up our Animal Behaviour team, you’ll be in charge of how we present our animals to our guests. But it’s not just about running the various displays and wowing our adventurers with amazing facts, we also want you to bring your own ideas for new shows, new animals and new ways we could interact. One of your key objectives will be to lead, motivate and develop the Presentation team, ensuring all delivery is of an excellent standard of Safety, Guests Service, Education and Animal Welfare. You will assist and support the Assistant Zoo Operations Manager and other Head of Sections in animal husbandry and staff management. Finally you will research, develop and implement the most current animal training techniques and procedures with the team and stock.
Ideally you will be qualified in animal management, and you’ll certainly bring plenty of husbandry and training experience. But every bit as important as your practical knowledge will be your creativity and head full of bright ideas. You will be a logical thinker, pioneering in your approach to guest service. You will embrace our vision of untamed fun at Britain’s Wildest Adventure. You will have experience of recruiting, training and leading a team, to delivering KPI’s in line with business objectives. You will have working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
About the benefits
Join our fun and friendly team at the Chessington Resort and you’ll reap the rewards that come with working for Merlin Entertainments, the world’s number two visitor attraction operator. As well as a salary of £20,941, and a working environment that’s one of a kind, you can look forward to an impressive range of benefits including our company pension plan, 28 days holiday, and of course a Merlin Magic Pass which will give you free admission to all of our attractions, including Alton Towers Resort, THORPE PARK, Warwick Castle, The London Eye and Madame Tussauds.
Here at Chessington World of Adventures Resort you will find two onsite hotels, an extraordinary array over 40 rides and attractions within 10 themed lands as well as over 1,000 species of animals in the Zoo and SEA LIFE centre! Add to this over 35 eateries, stands and shops, the opportunity to dance along with the cast of Madagascar Live! Prepare to Party! and fantastic opportunities throughout the year to meet characters such as the Octonauts, it's fair to say, we really are Britain’s Wildest Adventure!
About Merlin Entertainments
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS plc is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment. Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 100 attractions, 10 hotels/3 holiday villages in 22 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its almost 60 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and more than 20,000 + employees.
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