Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Trainee Carnivore Keeper

Trainee Carnivore Keeper
(6 month contract)

Howletts Wild Animal Park, based in Kent is seeking a passionate, experienced, hardworking and motivated animal keeper to work with a small team of enthusiastic and likeminded keepers on our carnivore section. Howletts works in conjunction with The Aspinall Foundation; a charity committed to the conservation of rare and endangered animals through breeding and reintroduction programmes.

For the right candidate, this position offers a fantastic opportunity to work with a wide range of species from Honey badgers to Sumatran tigers and contribute to the breeding programmes of species such as Asian wild dogs and Clouded leopards.

The Role
The successful applicant will be expected to undertake general husbandry duties, conduct basic enclosure furnishing, butchery, maintenance tasks and record keeping. You will have the opportunity to develop your professional skills and abilities, and to contribute towards future plans on the section.

The Person
The ideal candidate will have previous experience gained in a similar main stream zoological collection, preferably working with carnivores. Ideally you will possess good all round animal husbandry skills, be motivated and enthusiastic in contributing to the enrichment of the carnivore species. This is a physically demanding position so candidates must be physically fit. You will also need to be comfortable working at height in order to perform enclosure maintenance duties. A valid full UK driving licence is essential.

All applicants must have right to work in the UK

Closing date for applications: 17th February 2017

To Apply: Please email your full C.V. and covering letter to - personnel@aspinallfoundation.org
or send to Human Resources Department, Port Lympne Reserve, Lympne, Kent, CT21 4PD.

Please visit our website: www.aspinallfoundation.org to find out more about us

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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