Friday, March 16, 2018

Deputy Team Leader: Great Apes

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Deputy Team Leader: Great Apes

Twycross Zoo is at a very exciting stage of development with the first phase of a 20
year masterplan already underway. The plan will see the zoo developing new habitats
or a refreshed animal collection.

We currently have a vacancy for a Deputy Team Leader to work with all four species of
Great Apes (gorilla, chimpanzee, orangutan and bonobo).

Key Responsibilities:  

  • A hands-on role, working on the section  
  • Supervising all areas of daily animal husbandry  
  • Developing, supervising and training staff  
  • Taking administrative responsibility alongside other senior staff within the Great Apes section 

Key Skills and Requirements:

  • High performing and enthusiastic  
  • Proven track record of working with Great Apes  
  • Substantial experience of zoological animal management, with at least 8 years’ relevant experience  
  • Able to demonstrate good working knowledge of the natural history and management of large mammals  
  • Good team worker with positive outlook  
  • Excellent communication and IT skills  
  • Committed to continued professional development of yourself and others  

An animal related qualification such as ANCMZA or DZMAA

This is a full time position, including weekend duties on a rota system.
Salary is paid monthly and we provide uniform and 31 days holiday (including bank holidays).

Please apply on-line by sending your CV with a covering letter to

This vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, therefore you should submit your application as soon as possible.

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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