Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Animal Keeper

Animal Keeper (Maternity Cover) - Walkaround Section

Knowsley Safari Park

HOURS:        5 over 7 days per week, working an average of 40 hours per week
CONTRACT: Maternity Cover starting mid-January 2016
CLOSING DATE:        Sunday 22nd November

Opened in 1971 Knowsley Safari is one of the largest safari parks in the UK.  The park has five mile safari drive with a lion pride, white rhino and a variety of antelope species to name a few.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our team of Walkaround animal keepers to cover a period of maternity leave starting mid-January 2016.

Our Walkaround section is the ‘on-foot’ section of the Safari Park and is a dynamic section with a wide variety of species. We manage our herd of African elephants in a protected contact system.  We also manage giraffe, meerkats and red river hogs. As well as a large mixed exhibit ‘The equatorial Trail’ and our newly opened ‘Wild Trail’, home to our European Moose. On top of this we run the reptile house and the walk through bat forest.

This is a physically demanding role and so candidates must be physically fit. Due to our location as well as the nature of the job role, a full valid driving licence is essential. The successful candidate will have an animal based qualification and will have experience working with large mammals. It would be advantageous if candidates had experience working with elephants.

This full time position will include working bank holidays and weekends. Accommodation is not provided.

For more information details on how to apply for this position please visit our website at http://www.knowsleysafariexperience.co.uk/vacancies/

The closing date for application is Sunday 22nd November 2015

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