Sunday, April 1, 2018

Deputy Head of Section - Animal Encounters

Deputy Head of Section - Animal Encounters

Woburn Safari Park is home to some of the world’s most magnificent and endangered animals. The park consists of a Foot Safari, Road Safari, Retail and catering outlets and is enjoyed by families looking for a fun day out. It is also home to The Safari Lodge, a unique events venue.

We are currently recruiting for an organised, dedicated, reliable, confident team member to join the animal encounters section. This position is offered on a permanent full time basis.

The animal encounters section encompasses a diverse range of species found in the “foot safari” area of Woburn Safari Park; including raptors, psittacines, small mammals, birds, marine mammals, primates, hoof stock, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates.

As Deputy Head of Section you will directly line-manage all non-permanent / seasonal members of staff. The successful candidate will be expected to assist the Head of Section and supervise in their absence.

The successful applicant will need to be:

- Able to manage and motivate a large, diverse animal keeping team
- A highly motivated, hardworking individual who has a good understanding of behavioural welfare and previous experience training and working with a variety of species.
- Able to take part in public presentations as well as demonstrating exceptional animal husbandry skills, high standards of animal care and excellent communication skills.

To Learn more or apply please click HERE

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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