The Aspinall Foundation is a registered charity that is actively involved with several projects incorporating a diverse range of conservation activities both at their Kent based Howletts and Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks and overseas projects in the Congo, Gabon, Indonesia and Madagascar.
Howletts Wild Animal Park, situated near Canterbury in Kent, is home to the largest breeding herd of African elephants in the UK. We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our team of dedicated Elephant Keepers at Howletts Wild Animal Park. The ideal candidate will have experience in a mainstream zoological collection (preferably in a similar position) and an awareness of current conservation issues and a passion for animal welfare.
This is a physically demanding position so candidates must be physically fit. A full valid driving licence is essential to the role with experience of driving tractor an advantage. Ideally you will posses experience of good all round animal husbandry skills and be enthusiastic in contributing to the enrichment of the primate species around the park. Holding a recognised Zoo Animal Management qualification and being comfortable interacting with the public would be an advantage.
Working 5 days a week, including weekends and bank holidays, the successful candidate will have a genuinely flexible approach to working hours. Single person accommodation may be available.
All applicants must have right to work in the UK.
Closing date: Friday 24th April 2015.
To apply, please email a CV along with a covering letter to Jo Stephens: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or post to: Human Resources, Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Lympne, Hythe, Kent, CT21 4PD
Visit our website at www.aspinallfoundation.org for further information.
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