Senior Animal Keeper – Hoofstock
Join our vibrant organisation
As an action oriented conservation charity, Marwell Wildlife’s desire is to connect people with nature. Through enthusing people about the wonders of the natural world we’re certain they’ll share our passion to conserve it. Our success relies on two key things. The impression we create through our 140 acre zoological park, Marwell Zoo, with its wide array of exotic and endangered species and the family of talented people we employ who share our passion and bring our vision to life.
A full time opportunity has arisen to join our Animal Management Team as a Senior Animal Keeper on our Hoofstock section.
We’re looking for candidates with a good understanding of Hoofstock species’ biology, natural history, husbandry & welfare. We have exciting plans for our collection and exhibits, offering great opportunities for creative project and team work with a focus on animal behavior, nutrition and enrichment. This post offers a fantastic opportunity to work with our world leading Hoofstock collection including species such as Dorcas Gazelle, White Rhino, Okapi, Grevys Zebra, Somali wild ass and Rothschild Giraffe.
The successful candidate will have specialist taxonomic knowledge and experience in Hoofstock with a minimum Level 3 (ANC / DMZAA) or equivalent qualification in animal management or biological sciences. In return we will offer you support, training and continued professional development, not to mention a fantastic working environment! You can also expect free entry to the park and great event discounts.
Accommodation may be available on a short term basis to the successful candidate. Please note this would incur a rental cost. Due to the need to drive park vehicles, candidates must also hold a full driving license valid for the UK.
If you would like to join our unique and vibrant organisation and become part of our Marwell Family, please visit our website, marwell.org.uk for a full candidate brief and our application form. This application form must be completed for you to be considered for this role.
Closing Date: Monday 12th June 2017
Successful applicants for vacancies with Marwell Wildlife may be required to have a DBS check as a condition of employment.
Marwell Wildlife is an equal opportunities employer.
Colden Common, Winchester, Hants, SO21 1JH. Registered charity number 275433. marwell.org.uk
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