Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Trainee Animal Keeper

Trainee Animal Keeper

The Aspinall Foundation is a registered charity that is actively involved with several projects incorporating a diverse range of conservation activities both at their Kent based Howletts Wild Animal Park and Port Lympne Reserve and overseas projects in the Congo, Gabon, Indonesia and Madagascar.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our team of dedicated primate keepers at Port Lympne Reserve. The ideal candidate will have some experience working with animals, preferably primates, in a mainstream zoological collection and an awareness of current conservation issues and a passion for animal welfare.

This is a physically demanding position so candidates must be physically fit. A full valid driving licence is essential to the role. Ideally you will possess good all round animal husbandry skills and be enthusiastic in contributing to the enrichment of the primate species around the park. Holding a recognised Animal Management qualification and being comfortable interacting with the public would be an advantage.

Working 3 days out of 7 including weekends and bank holidays, the successful candidate will have a genuinely flexible approach to working hours.

 We are home to a collection of around 140 rare and endangered primates, including Javan gibbons, Javan langurs, Guinea baboons, Howlers, Mangabeys, and several species of Lemurs to name a few.

All applicants must have right to work in the UK.

Closing date: Friday 9th September 2016

To apply: Please email a CV along with a covering letter to: personnel@aspinallfoundation.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.

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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