Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Head Keeper

Head Keeper

Five Sisters Zoo
West Lothian

Five Sisters Zoo is a small/medium zoo located in West Lothian, between Edinburgh and Glasgow.  We are looking to recruit an experienced Head Keeper.  The successful applicant will be expected to lead a small team of staff and oversee the day to day management of our animal collection and be hands on when required to ensure the highest standards of animal care/welfare at all times.

The successful candidate will be expected to:
  • Ensure the highest standards of animal husbandry and welfare at all times, implement training and enrichment programmes, monitor health, and provide excellent enclosure presentation.
  • Supervise staff including training new and existing staff to the required standards, organise working protocols and procedures.
  • A Firearms Licence would be beneficial, if not the candidate would have to be willing to be trained up and apply for a licence to provide firearms cover when necessary.
  • Ensure the highest standard of visitor experience through exceptional customer services and care and must have strong verbal communication skills.

The successful candidate will require to have several years experience working in the zoo environment and have a Diploma in the Management of Zoo animals and Aquaria (DMZAA)  and have some previous experience of supervising staff.

With the completion of a new Lion facility in the near future experience working with big cats is essential to this position. The candidate must be able to demonstrate excellent safe working practices with big cats and have knowledge of all aspects of their care and husbandry.

A full driving licence is essential

Salary will be dependent on experience.

To apply for the above post please send an e mail with CV to brian@fivesisterszoo.co.uk

Closing date 25th March 2015

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