Thursday, October 20, 2016



Howletts Wild Animal Park, situated near Canterbury in Kent, is home to the largest breeding herd of African elephants in the UK.

We are currently recruiting for the role of Elephant Keeper. The ideal candidate will have experience gained in a mainstream zoological collection, an awareness of current conservation issues, a genuine passion for animal welfare and an open minded approach to elephant management.

This is a physically demanding position and candidates must be able to work under time constraints. Occasional security shift duties are also required as part of this role for those living on site.

A full manual driving licence is essential and experience of driving tractors, a Zoo Animal Management related qualification and basic maintenance skills would all be advantageous.

Working five days 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: Friday 18th November 2016

To apply: Please email a CV along with a covering letter to - Jasmine Ash

Or post to: Human Resources Department, Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Lympne,
Nr. Hythe, Kent, CT21 4PD.

Visit our website at for further information.

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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