Experienced Gorilla Keeper
Salary up to £19,489.00 depending on experience
Plus a living out allowance of £2,600 per annum.
Howletts Wild Animal Park, situated near Canterbury in Kent, is home to the largest captive breeding group of Western Lowland Gorillas in the world with over 140 births to date. Through our charity, The Aspinall Foundation, we manage and protect over a million acres of Congo and Gabon into which we are reintroducing gorillas. Gorillas from our collection in the UK have joined orphans from the bushmeat trade to create this population. This is a rare opportunity to become part of this cutting edge conservation initiative.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our team of dedicated gorilla keepers. The ideal candidate will have some experience gained in a mainstream zoological collection - preferably with great apes - an awareness of current conservation issues and a passion for animal welfare.
Candidates must have a good level of physical fitness and a full valid driving licence is essential to the role. It would be advantageous to have some experience of driving tractor/trailers, possess a varied skillset including general maintenance, and a recognised Zoo Animal Management qualification.
Working 40 hours over a 5 day week the successful candidate will have a genuinely flexible approach to working hours which will include weekends and bank holidays. Salary is according to experience.
All applicants must have right to work in the UK
Closing date for applications: Friday 23 November 2018
To Apply: Please email your full C.V. and covering letter to – firstname.lastname@example.org
or post to Howletts Wild Animal Park, Bekesbourne Lane, Littlebourne, Canterbury, Kent CT4 5EL.
Please visit our website: www.aspinallfoundation.org to find out more about us.
Independent International Zoo Consultant