HEAD OF SECTION (CARNIVORES)
WOBURN SAFARI PARK
We are currently looking for a passionate and experienced Head of Section to manage the carnivore section, within Woburn Safari Park which welcomes over 400,000 visitors each year.
Set in excess of 40 acres within our Park, the carnivore section is home to some exciting species, including Amur tigers, African lions, Canadian timber wolves and North American black bears, who roam freely within their large enclosures as part of the Safari drive through.
As Head of Section, your role will be to manage and develop a passionate and experienced team of Animal Keepers and Interns, ensuring that safe and efficient animal husbandry is practised at all times.
You will be responsible for the welfare of your team; our visitors and the animals within your area, monitoring and reviewing animal behaviour, keeping accurate records and ensuring that internal protocols and industry guidelines, such as the BIAZA and DEFRA are adhered to. As part of this role you will assist with collection planning within the section.
Previous experience of working with carnivores at head of section or deputy level is a must for this position together with an animal management qualification.
In addition, you will have a full current driving licence, hold a current firearms and shot gun licence and l be fully proficient in their use.
The position is full time working 5 days out of 7. As this will include regular weekend working, a flexible approach to days / hours will be required.
Interested? Please email your CV and covering letter explaining why you think you are suitable for this role including your salary expectations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date: Friday 17th July 2015
If you have not heard from us within 21 days of the closing date please consider your application unsuccessful on this occasion.
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