Monday, September 26, 2016

Reptile Keeper

Reptile Keeper

  We are Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary part of the magical Merlin Entertainments!

An opportunity has arisen to join us as a Reptile Keeper (Herpetologist) working closely with the Aquarist’s in the displays team. In this role you will support all aspects of husbandry and welfare and have the ability to work with a wide variety of animals, specializing in reptiles. The list not only includes snakes, lizards, caiman, bugs and turtles but also seals, otters, penguins and a great diversity of fish and invertebrate life. By joining us at the Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary, you will help to care for the animals, as well as the life support systems that are so vital to their wellbeing. You will also play a vital role in maintaining the exhibits to the highest possible standards and ensuring that they surpass the expectations of our visitors. You will actively engage with visitors and communicate as an expert on matters arising around displays and the creatures or marine environment working with the rest of the displays teams to generate innovative ideas to enhance displays or husbandry.

Hunstanton is also one of the few marine rescue centres caring for seals that are found abandoned or injured from all over the local coastline. The rehabilitation work will form an integral part of the role along with a variety of other conservational activities.

We are looking for the following skills and experience;

•           Previous experience within a similar environment and have achieved a qualification in Animal Management, a related qualification, or equivalent.
•           A good level of understanding of natural sciences, and knowledge of the husbandry, welfare and ethical needs of our creatures.
• Excellent interpersonal, communication, listening and team working skills.

This role is full time, permanent, averaging 40 hours per week and will include weekends and bank holidays as required.

Alongside a competitive annual salary and 28 days holiday you can look forward to enjoying a great benefits package including a Group Personal Pension Plan, Merlin Magic pass, Employee Assistance Programme, Childcare Vouchers, Life Assurance, 25% discount in our retail shops and restaurants, 40% discount online off of LEGO, and much more!

Job Aquarist
Work Locations : SEA LIFE Sanctuary Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary Southern Promenade Hunstanton PE36 5BH

Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External : 07-Oct-16, 2:59:00 AM

To apply please click HERE

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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