Howletts Wild Animal Park works in conjunction with The Aspinall Foundation; a charity committed to protecting rare and endangered animals from extinction through captive breeding and reintroduction programmes.
Howletts Wild Animal Park, situated near Canterbury in Kent, is home to the largest breeding herd of African elephants in the UK. We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our team of dedicated Elephant Keepers at Howletts Wild Animal Park. The ideal candidate will have experience in a mainstream zoological collection (preferably in a similar position) and an awareness of current conservation issues, a genuine passion for animal welfare and an open minded approach to elephant management.
This is a physically demanding position so candidates must be physically fit and be able to work under time constraints. A full valid manual driving licence is essential to the role with experience of driving tractor an advantage. Holding a recognised Zoo Animal Management qualification and basic maintenance skills would be an advantage.
Working 5 days a week, including weekends and bank holidays, the successful candidate will have a genuinely flexible approach to working hours. Single person accommodation may be available. Occasional security shift duties are also required as part of this role for those living on site.
All applicants must have right to work in the UK.
Closing date: Sunday 28th February 2016.
To apply, please email a CV along with a covering letter explaining why you are suitable for the role to Jo Stephens: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or post to: Human Resources, Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Lympne, Hythe, Kent, CT21 4PD
Visit our website at www.aspinallfoundation.org for further information.
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