Friday, May 12, 2017

Qualified Animal Keeper

Qualified Animal Keeper

Mammals North (Full-Time / Permanent)

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.

Role Profile:

ZSL is seeking a Qualified Keeper to work on our Mammals North section at London Zoo. The role will involve assisting keepers in the day to day husbandry of large and diverse Mammals (including giraffes, pigmy hippo's and wild hunting dogs and other hoof stock animals) within the zoological collection. The successful candidate will be expected to ensure high standards of animal welfare, animal husbandry and keep daily checks and records of animals within the mammals section.

Working hours are 37.5 per week, worked within a roster which includes regular weekends so flexibility regarding hours is crucial. Applicants must have a passion for working with a variety of animals within a Zoo environment and experience with mammals is essential. Good communication skills and experience of dealing with the public is essential, together with the ability to work effectively within a team. The successful candidate will also be expected to:

Learn more HERE

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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