Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Head of Living Collections

Head of Living Collections
Wildwood Trust

Salary £25,000 to £35,000

About Wildwood Trust
Wildwood Trust is a charity which for the last 14 years has promoted rewilding and a collection plan focused on native, and formally native British Wildlife. Establishing a unique mix of animal collection, wildlife education, conservation and ecological services. The animal collection is central to our charitable and business objectives, and also supportive of our ambitious objectives to enthuse and educate people and to support conservation and rewilding efforts across the UK. Wildwood (Canterbury) has recently been joined by Wildwood (Escot) thus, management of the animal collection and keeper team spans over the two parks. The post is based at Wildwood Park Herne Common Herne Bay Kent

The Post
The post of head of Living Collections at Wildwood Trust encompasses animal management, legislation and record keeping, design and management of enclosures and leadership of the keeper teams.

This post is for a highly motivated person, with extensive management experience within a zoological / wildlife park setting. The individual will be proactive and forward thinking with a good understanding of collection operations. The post holder will have excellent leadership and management qualities to enthuse and develop our team of dedicated keepers.  The post holder must demonstrate the qualities needed to ensure all the Trust’s objectives are met: and assist in achieving all commercial, communications, conservation and operational objectives. The role requires knowledge of enclosure design and maintenance with responsibility for ensuring we can display animals in natural woodland settings balancing efficient operations, visitor needs and animal welfare.

This is a full time post, 37.5 hours per week.
For a full job description and personal specification please go to our website
Or call 01227 71211
CV and covering letter should be sent to:

Eileen Bartlett
Office Manager
Wildwood Trust
Herne Common
Herne Bay

Closing date is 31st August

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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