Lead Keeper Hoofstock- (Interim)
Job Ref: LEL1449
Longleat Safari & Adventure Park has been one of the UK’s best-loved attractions for over 50 years. As a business we are passionate about providing wondrous and immersive experiences which lead to lifelong memories for the 800,000 guests that visit us every year. Our Hoofstock Team are looking for confident and enthusiastic Lead Keeper to join the team for an interim period of up to 12 months for maternity cover.
ABOUT THE ROLE
This is an exciting opportunity for a Lead Keeper within our Hoofstock team. The lead keeper will be responsible in a senior role for leading the team in all aspects of the daily care of the animals, ensuring excellent levels of guest experiences.
You will be working with an incredible variety of species including White Rhinos, Ring-tailed and brown Lemurs, Eland, Bongo, Rhesus Macaques, Grants Zebra and our very successful group of Rothschild Giraffe.
Our ideal candidate will have a positive attitude and excellent interpersonal and communication skills. You must be able to lead by example and have strength in team management as well as the ability to think creatively and make operational decisions as they arise.
You will ideally have 5 years’ experience working in an animal collection, including in a supervisory role and have a flexible approach to work well under pressure. A specific vocational and technical qualification, such as a DMZAA qualification or suitable recognised equivalent experience is essential.
Please note, internal applicants must be at minimum Grade 2 Keeper level to apply.
HOURS OF WORK
This is a Fixed Term position of up to 12 months, working 40 hours a week hours over 5 days as required by the business to include weekends, evenings and bank holidays. Hours will vary from 8.30am until close (times vary throughout the season).
As part of the Longleat team, we offer unique benefits such as complimentary Longleat and Cheddar Gorge & Caves Day Tickets, attractive discounts on annual passes, special nightly rates on group hotels, discounted hotel Spa treatments, life assurance cover, and 29 days paid holiday (pro rata).
Our Values and Behaviours
We expect all of our team to embrace our company values, and display ‘Longleat behaviours’. This post requires flexibility of hours, energy application and passion.
At Longleat, we focus on our People and our Guests, to listen actively, to work as a team, to empower others and to show empathy. Our values are:
We Engage and Inspire – We focus on engaging and inspiring our guests, delivering unique and lifelong memories
We Put People First – We seek to serve others and put their interests first. We treat them with respect, we value their opinions and collaborate to be better together
We Continuously Improve – We embrace change and pursue excellence in everything we do
We Act with Integrity – We work in a principled, open and conscientious manner
We Take Safety Seriously – Never compromising on a safe and secure environment
When we recruit we place equal emphasis on technical ability and personal attributes to match our brand values.
For more information about the role and to apply online, please visit: http://jobs.longleat.co.uk/x/apply/a2jpd1yx28r2
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