Thursday, December 22, 2016

Qualified Animal Keeper – Park Birds

Qualified Animal Keeper – Park Birds

Position: Qualified Animal Keeper – Park Birds (Full-Time / Permanent)
Salary: £22, 462p.a. (Inclusive of Weekend Enhancement)
Location: ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

About Us:
The Zoological Society of London (ZSL), a charity founded in 1826, is a world-renowned centre of excellence for conservation science and applied conservation. ZSL’s mission is to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats. This is realised by carrying out field conservation and research in over 50 countries across the globe and through education and awareness-raising at our two zoos, ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, inspiring people to take conservation action.

Overview of Role:
The Zoological Society of London is looking for a Qualified Keeper on the Park Birds Section based at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. The main purpose of the qualified keeper position is to manage the day to day operational duties relating to animal husbandry and visitor interaction within the section. You will be responsible to the section Team Leader or other key senior animal department staff within the section. Working within this department gives the successful applicant experience of a captive breeding and release program with the corncrake and also numerous other high profile species which include, Wattled cranes and also the blue crowned laughing thrush.

The successful candidate will be required to have:
•        Previous experience of aviculture in a zoo or equivalent environment.
•        A qualification in zoo animal management such as the DMZAA or equivalent level of work experience.
•        Good communication skills, enthusiasm, and an outgoing and friendly personality. 
•        A full driving licence - essential.

To Apply:
Applicants will need to upload their CV and covering letter (detailing relevant experience and skills, stating why they want the position and including details of availability) and can do this by clicking the "Apply for this jobonline" button. If you have any queries regarding this position or when applying through the system please contact Human Resources at

Closing date for applications: Midnight Sunday 8th January 2016.

The Zoological Society of London is a charity registered in England and Wales: no. 208728.

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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