Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Hoofstock Keeper

Hoofstock Keeper

Chessington World of Adventures

We are Chessington World of Adventures Resort and we are part of the magical Merlin Entertainments!

We are currently recruiting for an experienced hoofstock keeper.  In this role you will work within the hoofstock team and take an active role in the day to day running of our collection. This will include delivering the highest standards of animal husbandry required by our large variety of animals including zebra, giraffe and white rhino. 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, colleagues and our 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 three years of relevant experience working in a zoo environment or equivalent.
  • You will be a clear and confident speaker, able to engage with the public, delivering fun and educational presentations and more importantly an alert listener, willing to learn and develop.
  • You will have passion and excitement for your chosen field, with a keen drive to develop your career as an animal keeper.
  • This role is full time, permanent, averaging 40 hours per week which 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!

Closing date for applications is: 31st Jul 2017

To apply, please click HERE

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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