Friday, June 2, 2017

LONGLEAT - Keeper (Lakes & Birds)

LONGLEAT - Keeper (Lakes & Birds)

Job Reference: LEL1292

Longleat Safari & Adventure Park has been one of the UK’s best-loved attractions for over 50 years. As a business we are passionate about providing wondrous and immersive experiences which lead to lifelong memories for the 800,000 guests that visit us every year. Our Lakes & Birds team are looking for confident and enthusiastic individuals to join the team for the 2017 season.


This is an exciting opportunity to Join Longleat Safari Park within Lakes & Birds Team providing daily care of the animals, ensuring excellent levels of guest experience and providing logistical support to the animal team as a whole.
You will ensure the guests' requirements are always met and naturally seek out opportunities to exceed their expectations, ensuring prompt and professional attention.
You will be working with an incredible variety of species including Western Lowland Gorillas, Californian Sea lions, Chilean Flamingos, African White-backed Vultures and our very successful breeding group of Pink-backed Pelicans.


Our ideal candidate will be personable, able to work under their own initiative and will always have a positive and enthusiastic attitude towards work. It is essential you have a full clean driving licence and experience in working with animals is preferable.


This is a permanent contract for 20 hours a week, working hours to include weekends, evenings and bank holidays. Hours will vary from 8.30am until close (times vary throughout the season).

Our Values and Behaviours
We expect all of our team to embrace our company values, and display ‘Longleat behaviours’. This post requires flexibility of hours, energy application and passion.

At Longleat, we focus on our People and our Guests, to listen actively, to work as a team, to empower others and to show empathy. Our values are:

We Engage and Inspire – We focus on engaging and inspiring our guests, delivering unique and lifelong memories
We Put People First – We seek to serve others and put their interests first. We treat them with respect, we value their opinions and collaborate to be better together
We Continuously Improve – We embrace change and pursue excellence in everything we do
We Act with Integrity – We work in a principled, open and conscientious manner
We Take Safety Seriously – Never compromising on a safe and secure environment

When we recruit we place equal emphasis on technical ability and personal attributes to match our brand values.


At Longleat Enterprises Ltd we offer unique benefits such as complementary Longleat Safari Park and Cheddar admission tickets, attractive discounts on annual passes, special nightly rates on group hotels, discounted hotel Spa treatments, life assurance cover, and 29 days paid holiday (pro rata). 

Closing date is 16th June 2017 – the link to apply is:

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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