Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Deputy Section Head:

Deputy Section Head: Large Mammals

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.

We currently have a vacancy for a Deputy Section Head to work on our Large Mammals section. This area manages a variety of hoofstock, carnivores and our herd of 5 Asian Elephants.

Key Responsibilities:  A hands-on role, working on the section

·  Supervising all areas of daily animal husbandry

·  Developing, supervising and training staff

·  Taking administrative responsibility alongside other senior staff within the Large Mammals section

Key Skills & Requirements:  

  • High performing and enthusiastic

·  Proven track record of working with large mammals in a protected contact system

·  Substantial experience of zoological animal management, with at least 8 years’ relevant experience

  • Able to demonstrate good working knowledge of the natural history and management of large mammals

  • Good team worker with positive outlook

  • Excellent communication and IT skills

  • Committed to continued professional development of yourself and others  

  • An animal related qualification such as ANCMZA or DZMAA

 This is a full time position, including weekend duties on a rota system. Salary is paid monthly and we provide uniform and 31 days holiday (including bank holidays). 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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