Monday, September 8, 2014

Experienced/Senior Keeper – Mammals

Experienced/Senior Keeper – Mammals
Permanent position
Salary is £18,207 per annum

Bristol Zoological Society has a vacancy for an Experienced/Senior Keeper working on the mammal section at the Bristol Zoo Gardens site in Clifton, Bristol.  This position is permanent working 80 hours per fortnight as part of the departmental 14 day rota, which will include weekends and bank holidays.

The successful applicant will be an experienced zoo mammal keeper and will have at least three years experience of working with zoo animals. Having some practical knowledge of the husbandry of large mammals preferably with great ape experience will be an advantage.

The successful applicant will be educated to at least GCSE level, including English and a biological science, and hold the Diploma in the Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals - DMZAA. The ability to work within a team and having a general knowledge of the conservation and educational roles of zoos is also required.

A copy of the job description, person specification and application form can be found on our web site

If after reading the job description and person specification you have all the qualities we are looking for, please complete and return the application form to Mrs Sarah Eason, HR Department, Bristol Zoo Gardens, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3HA.  Please do not include a CV or any extra pages these will be disregarded.  Please clearly mark your envelope ‘BZG210SM’ application ensuring that you have paid sufficient postage, we will not collect any that have been undelivered.  Email applications will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications is 3.00 pm on Tuesday, 16th September 2014. 

Bristol Zoological Society reserves the right to close any of its vacancies early.

Due to the volume of applications expected we will only be able to contact those shortlisted for interview.

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