Thursday, April 20, 2017

Zoo Keeper

Zoo Keeper

Chessington World of Adventures Resort

We are currently recruiting for a Zoo Keeper for the mammal section. In this role you will be working with the Carnivore and Primate teams and take an active role in the day to day running of our awesome collection. This will include delivering unrivalled standards of animal husbandry required by. You will be part of the team creating the most stimulating environment possible – not just for our guests, but for the animals too - and since we’re big on conservation, education and research, you’ll have a big part to play in that too. You will also be keen to support all areas within our Zoo, which will in turn benefit your own personal development. You will ensure the Health & Safety of yourself, our visitors and guests at all times as well as develop a personal training programme in conjunction with your Head of Section.

We are looking for the following skills and experience;
• Our ideal candidate will have completed an animal based qualification, with a minimum of 2 years’ experience of working with carnivores in a Zoo environment or equivalent.
• Experience of working with primates would be desirable however is not compulsory.
• You will be a confident communicator and more importantly an alert listener.
• You will have passion and excitement for your chosen field, with a keen drive to develop your career as a Keeper.

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

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!

To apply, please click HERE

Closing date for applications is 3rd May 2017.

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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