Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Zoo Keeper

Zoo Keeper 

 Birds Section

Drayton Manor

Permanent, Full time
Drayton Manor Zoo is a fascinating place to work with 15 acres of open plan zoo home to over 100 animals from all over the world including endangered species.

About the role:
Drayton Manor has an exciting opportunity work in our Bird section. The successful candidate will be expected to ensure high standards of animal welfare, following evidence led husbandry practices, carrying out daily checks and keeping records for the animals within the bird section. As part of your role you will assist with the preparation of approved diets and follow correct feeding procedures.  Within your daily duties you will also clean and maintain the enclosures and report any defects or repairs required to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our Bird collection. 

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for applicants that have had experience working with a variety of animals and experience working within a Zoo environment is essential. You will need sound taxonomic knowledge of birds. It is essential to have a minimum of a Level 3 Extended diploma in Animal Management and/or a  DMZAA qualification. You will need to have good communication skills and be able to talk to the public and have attention to detail.

How to apply?
For a full Job Description and to complete an application form please go to our website

Salary: Between £15,600 - £16,792 dependent on experience
Hours: You will be on an annualised contract or 2119 hours per annum, on a rota’d basis including weekends and bank holidays

Closing date: 18th April 2016

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