Friday, March 13, 2015

Trainee Animal Keeper

Trainee Animal Keeper: Birds and Pets

Twycross Zoo is at a very exciting stage of development with the first phase of a 20 year masterplan already underway.  The plan will see the zoo developing new habitats for a refreshed animal collection starting with Giraffe Savannah and Gibbon Forest in 2015 and plans for ape developments also going ahead. 

We currently have a vacancy for a Trainee Keeper to work on our Birds & Tropical and Pets@Twycross sections. These areas manage a range of birds and animals including hornbills, flamingos, penguins, parrots, some reptiles, small mammals, domestic animals and invertebrates.

Key Responsibilities:
·       Basic animal husbandry and regular interaction with the public

Key Skills & Requirements:
·       Enthusiastic, motivated and with an interest in zoo animal management and education
·       Commitment to continual professional development
·       A good team worker
·       Zoo keeping experience and a relevant animal-related qualification

The role is permanent, part-time (10 days out of 21) and includes weekend duties on a rota system. Salary is paid monthly and we provide uniform and 31 days holiday per annum (pro rata).

Please apply on-line by sending your CV with a covering letter to

This vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, therefore you should submit your application as soon as possible. 

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