Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Animal Keeper

Animal Keeper

Animal Keeper – Full time Position
Location:        Edinburgh Zoo
Salary:        £18,618 per annum

About Us
The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) owns and manages Edinburgh Zoo and the Highland Wildlife Park in Kingussie.  Both parks are premier visitor attractions of Scotland that provide an amazing animal experience as well as an excellent day out!  RZSS has a worldwide reputation for its conservation and education programmes, and the very heart of our mission is to connect people with nature and safeguard species from extinction.  We’ve been a charity since our founding in 1909 and maintain a keen commercial edge to ensure a sustainable, bright and exciting future.

As well as our wonderful animals we have a highly professional, diverse and friendly staff community too.  So, in working for RZSS you've not only got a great job in a very interesting organisation - you're also part of an amazing cause too!

Animal Keeper – Full Time Position
A vacancy has arisen for an experienced Animal Keeper to work within the Living Collections Department at Edinburgh Zoo, specifically on the animal section where the stock is predominantly carnivores. Working on this section, it is essential that the successful candidate has carnivore or other high security mammal species experience and it is required that they will have passed the Diploma in the Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals or an equivalent zoo biology focused qualification.  The successful candidate will be expected to care for all the species on the section and supervise junior members of staff and assist with our resident keeper volunteer programme, under the supervision of the section’s senior keeper and Team Leader.

About You
To operate effectively in this role, practical experience in a zoo environment is essential and experience of working with a range of wild animal species desirable. You must also have up-to-date knowledge and understanding of zoo legislation and best practice, along with a sound basis of practical knowledge and skills about good zoo animal management. A full UK driving license is desirable and if the successful candidate is not formally qualified, you must be willing to acquire the Diploma in the Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals.

Working hours are 37.5 hours per week (annualized figure) and the post involves weekend and occasional evening work.

Closing Date:  7 February 2016

For full information on how to apply, please visit the Edinburgh Zoo vacancy page and follow the instructions.  

Registered charity number: SC004064

Please mention ZooNews Digest should you apply for this post

Many Thanks

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