Friday, December 19, 2014

Assistant Head Keeper

Assistant Head Keeper

Wildwood Trust

Responsible to: Head Keeper

Position type: Full time, permanent

We are looking for a an experienced Senior animal keeper to join our busy team at Wildwood.

This role will suite a fit, practical person who is highly motivated and can work outdoors during all weathers doing a physically demanding job.

Your primary focus will be the care of wildwood’s unique collection of British wildlife and assisting the Head Keeper in managing our team of keeper staff.

Duties to include:
Managing the Keeper team
Assisting the Head Keeper
Enclosure design
Assisting in the overall management of the Wildwood animal collection
Adminstration duties to ensure Wildwood complies with zoo legislation
Animal aquistion and transfers, imports and exports
Monitoring health issues & liaising with the Wildwood vets
Sourcing  & allocating resources for enclosure projects
Construction of enclosures
General housekeeping

As a visitor centre Wildwood is dedicated to educating our visitors about British wildlife and Wildwood’s conservation work. To support this your duties will include:
Helping to educate the public through talks and demonstrations about our animals
Assisting with our conservation projects
Helping to promote wildlife conservation
Helping to run events at the park
Engaging and assisting visitors around the park

Other duties will be required in line with the job description (see links below to download).

To apply for this role please read and download the full job description, available on our website: Please then send your CV and covering letter detailing why you meet the job specification.

To apply by email please email Wildwood’s park manager, Jon May at

To apply by post, please send your CV and letter to Jon May, Wildwood Trust, Herne Common, Herne Bay, Kent. CT6 7LQ

The closing date for this position is 31st December 2014.

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