Team Leader: Birds & 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 Gibbon Forest in 2016.
We currently have a vacancy for a Team Leader 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.
· A hands-on role, working on the section
· Supervising all areas of daily animal husbandry
· Developing, supervising, recruiting and training staff
· Organisation of section activities alongside other senior staff within the Birds & Pets section
· Develop zoo policies and procedures
Key Skills & Requirements:
· High performing and enthusiastic
· Proven track record of working with tropical birds and domestic animals 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 all animal groups present in the Zoo
· Able to demonstrate awareness of risk
· Good team worker with positive outlook
· Flexible and calm working style to effectively handle a variety of issues at once
· Excellent communication and IT skills
· Committed to continued professional development of yourself and others
· An animal related qualification such as ANCMZA or DZMAA
The role is permanent full time and includes weekend duties on a rota system. Salary is paid monthly and we provide uniform and 31 days holiday per annum (including bank holidays).
Please apply on-line by sending your CV with a covering letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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