Friday, April 27, 2018

Head of Section - Reserves

Head of Section - Reserves

The Reserves area at Woburn Safari Park comprises of the following species: Rothschild Giraffe, Southern White Rhino, Grevy Zebra, Somali Wild Ass, Eastern Mountain Bongo, Brindled Wildebeest, Sable, Addax, Eland, Oryx, Dwarf Forest Buffalo, Przewalski’s Horse, Vietnamese Sika Deer, Ankole, Bactrian Camel, North American Bison & Barbary macaque.

Set in the road safari area of the park this department covers 150 acres and entertains all customers to Woburn via a large drive through area. The Park welcomes in excess of 500,000 visitors per year.

As Head of Section, your role will be to manage and develop a passionate and experienced team of Animal Keepers, ensuring that safe and efficient animal husbandry is practised at all times.

You will be responsible for the welfare of your team; our visitors and the animals within your area, monitoring and reviewing animal behaviour, keeping accurate records and ensuring that internal protocols and industry guidelines, such as UK Zoo Licensing, DEFRA, EAZA, and BIAZA are adhered to. As part of this role you will be key to proposing the collection planning within the section in agreement with all stakeholders.

You will have proven people management experience gained within a Head of Department and will have sound practical animal experience preferably gained within a Zoo/Safari Park environment. Experienced of working with hoofed stock is desirable.

A relevant animal qualification, such as a degree or the animal management diploma, along with a full clean driving licence is essential for this role. In addition, it is desirable that you hold a current firearms certificate.

Woburn Safari Park's animal department is committed to both conservation and welfare and is fortunate to have the space in which these goals can be best met. Potential staff must share this commitment.

This position is permanent, full time, working 42.5 hours per week.

A competitive remuneration package is offered with housed accommodation included.

To learn more and apply please follow this link:

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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