Thursday, January 15, 2015

Deputy Team Leader - Carnivore/Antelope

Deputy Team Leader - Carnivore/Antelope

Knowsley Safari

Hours: 5 days over 7, working an average of 40 hours per week
Contract: Permanent
Salary: up to £19,500 (dependent upon experience)
Closing Date: Sunday 8th February 2015

Our Mission Statement: To connect communities with the natural world for the benefit of future generations

Knowsley Safari Park is the largest safari park in the UK and in 2014 was named the highest rated Safari Park in the UK in Trip Advisor’s Travellers’ Choice awards for Zoos and Aquariums. We are recruiting for a deputy for the Carnivore/Antelope team. We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate that can assist in developing and delivering high standards of animal care as well as proactively supervise and manage team members, contributing to the progression of the Park. Amongst other carnivore species, this section hosts our magnificent pride of lions in a drive through setting. Apart from carnivore species, this section also encompasses a wide range of hoof stock species.

The successful candidate will have sound knowledge of animal husbandry. They will be flexible, experienced, proactive, and have a strong team mentality to achieve the team’s objectives. Previous experience of managing people, and working with exotic animal species along with experience of positive reinforcement techniques would be advantageous.
This is a full time, permanent position (average 40 hour working week) which will include bank holidays and weekends on a rotated basis, providing one weekend off every three. The position comes with a salary of up to £19,500 depending upon suitability and experience as well as 23 days holidays each year plus 8 days in lieu of bank holidays and a generous pension scheme.  Continuous professional development is encouraged and the company will provide the tools to accomplish this.  
Due to the position of the park your own transport is essential.

For more information details on how to apply for this position please visit our website at

The closing date for application is Sunday 8th February with interviews likely to be held the week commencing 23rd February.

Due to the expected number of applications for this position we will only be contacting those shortlisted for interview.

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