Friday, June 2, 2017

LONGLEAT - Keeper - Safari

LONGLEAT - Keeper - Safari

Job Reference: LEL1282

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 Safari team are looking for confident and enthusiastic individuals to join the team for the 2017 season.

We have some fantastic opportunities to join Longleat Safari Park within both the carnivore and hoofstock teams - providing for the daily care of the animals and ensuring excellent levels of guest experience. We have an incredible variety of species you would be working with, including the white rhinos for the hoofstock team and for the carnivores – our breeding group of cheetah. As well as direct involvement in animal husbandry tasks, these roles play a critical part in our daily operation, patrolling a number of our animal areas during the day including our exciting prides of lions.

You will need a positive attitude, excellent communication skills, good attention to detail and be able to thrive in both team and individual environments. You’ll be able to work under pressure, and enjoy the buzz of working in a busy environment.

This position is available on a fixed term contract on until 2nd January 2018, on a zero hours basis. Our rota is over 7 days, including weekend and bank holiday working due to the nature of our business.

A Full UK Clean Driving License. Experience of working with animals is preferable.

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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