Wednesday, March 8, 2017

2 x Animal Keepers

2 x Animal Keepers

1x Full time 37.5 hours per week
1x Part-time 22.5 hours per week

Wild Place Project is a beautiful and rapidly expanding part of Bristol Zoological Society.

We are extremely proud of our brand and rely on our knowledgeable and dedicated staff to promote our commitment to providing a sustainable future for wild life and people. It takes hard work, passion and a real sense of community to ensure the success of our attractions, as well as providing a memorable experience for all of our guests.

We are really excited by the new addition of giraffe to our site this year and to help our site develop this project, we are recruiting for two roles to join our Animal Department.

We have one full-time position and one part-time position both of which will be working as part of the section rota, which will include weekends and bank holidays. 
Key elements of this position include a range of animal husbandry, including nutrition and health management.
The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a proven record of expertise in animal management, with particular experience of working with giraffe. Previous employment and/or voluntary work in a recognised animal collection, wildlife rehabilitation or field conservation programme is essential.

The full-time starting salary is £18,217 per annum for keepers with appropriate professional qualifications (e.g. DMZAA or relevant degree plus work experience). The full-time starting salary is £15,581 per annum for the unqualified keeper position, until such qualifications are gained.

Full details, including job descriptions and person specifications, are available at or

If you would like to apply, please send a full CV and covering letter to to reach us no later than 19th March, 2017.

Due to the expected number of applications, we will only be contacting those who have been shortlisted for interview. 

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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