Experienced Black Rhino Keeper - Temporary
(Nine months maternity cover)
Port Lympne Reserve works in conjunction with The Aspinall Foundation; a charity committed to protecting rare and endangered animals from extinction through captive breeding and reintroduction programmes.
Port Lympne Reserve is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our team of dedicated black rhino keepers. The ideal candidate will have previous animal husbandry experience gained in a similar main stream zoological collection; preferably working with a rhino species. They will also have an awareness of current conservation issues and a passion for animal welfare.
This is a very physical role and the successful applicant will be expected to undertake all duties on the section such as food preparation, enclosure cleaning, record keeping, enclosure building and maintenance. A full valid driving licence is essential to the role and experience of driving a tractor would be advantageous.
Ideally you will posses excellent animal husbandry skills and have a recognised Zoo Animal Management qualification. You will be a team player who is also confident to work by yourself.
Working 5 days a week out of seven, including weekends and bank holidays, the successful candidate will have a genuinely flexible approach to working hours. Single person accommodation may be available.
All applicants must have the right to work in the UK.
Closing date: 19th June 2016.
To apply, please email a CV along with a covering letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or post to: Human Resources, Port Lympne Reserve, Lympne, Hythe, Kent, CT21 4PD
Visit our website at www.aspinallfoundation.org for further information.