Thursday, March 22, 2018



Located in the picturesque village of Woburn, Bedfordshire; Woburn Safari Park is home to some of the world’s most magnificent and endangered animals.  Today it forms part of the Bedford Estates, which also includes Woburn Abbey, Woburn Golf Club and The Woburn Hotel. 

Woburn Safari Park is currently looking to recruit a Trainee Animal Keeper to join the Elephant team.

Woburn’s Elephant Herd consists of 4 Adult Asian elephants and our elephant calf, which are managed primarily in free contact.

Duties will include daily husbandry and management of the elephants including training, washing and exercising.

The successful applicant will be required to work as part of a close-knit team and will be able to demonstrate good communication skills required for regular elephant presentations and special experiences.

The ideal candidate would be required to have the following;

- Experience working with elephants preferable but not essential
- Experience working with animals in a zoo environment or similar
- Work well within a small team
- Flexible approach to work and working hours
- Current full driving license

The position is full time working 5 days out of 7. As this will include regular weekend working, a flexible approach to days / hours will be required.

Follow this LINK to apply

Closing Date: 6th April 2018

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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