Thursday, May 28, 2020

Zoo Supervisor (Carnivore & Primates)



Zoo Supervisor (Carnivore & Primates)

Chessington World of Adventures

We are Chessington World of Adventures Resort and we are part of the magical Merlin Entertainments!

We are currently recruiting for a Zoo Supervisor to oversee our Carnivore & Primates sections.

This role will require you to supervise the safe and efficient delivery of the Zoo Operation, working closely with a team of direct reports, focusing on animal welfare, husbandry, training and guests’ experience.

Reporting into the Zoo Collections Manager you will manage and promote the compliance of and adherence to all relevant Health & Safety Procedures and Protocols in line with legal and company requirements, including the Zoo Licence and the Secretary of State’s Standards of Modern Zoo Practice (and/or any future succeeding guidance and legislation), all whilst supporting the broader Resort Operation in the delivery of the company’s business objectives.

You will have great vision to drive change and continue to develop the areas you are responsible for overseeing, working with your immediate team and the wider zoo and resort teams where applicable. Supporting the vision of the Zoo Collections Manager and Zoo Operations Manager.

We are looking for the following skills and experience;
Ability to lead a team with drive and passion
Solid background of Health & Safety knowledge and crucial Zoo Legislation
Able to stay focused and in control under pressure
5 years minimum relevant experience
Experience of working with Category 1 species in a zoo-based environment essential

This role is full time, permanent, averaging 40 hours per week and will include weekends and bank holidays.

Alongside a competitive annual salary of between £24,000 - £26,000 dependent on experience and 28 days holiday (including bank holidays) you can look forward to enjoying a great benefits package  including a Group Personal Pension Plan, Merlin Magic pass, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, 25% discount in our retail shops and restaurants, 40% discount online off of Lego, and much more!

Here at Merlin Entertainments we are proud to have a diverse workforce, and we’re all about providing equal opportunities to the whole team. Because of this we are committed to an active all together programme which starts with our recruitment and selection process.

Closing date for applications is: 11th Jun 2020









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Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

Animal Presentations Supervisor



Animal Presentations Supervisor

Chessington World of Adventures

We are Chessington World of Adventures Resort and we are part of the magical Merlin Entertainments!

We are currently recruiting for a Zoo Supervisor for our Animal Presentations Team. This role will require you to manage the animal training and presentations programme.

The Animal Presentations department specialises in sealions and birds and focuses on the delivery of daily demonstrations, talks and VIP experiences.

The position works closely with the Zoo Collections Manager and a team of around eight direct reports with a strong emphasis on animal welfare, husbandry, training and the development of new guest experiences.

The position would suit someone with strong and positive leadership and coaching skills, proven positive reinforcement training experience and evidence of the ability to establish new behaviours is essential.

Reporting into the Zoo Collections Manager you will manage and promote the compliance of and adherence to all relevant Health & Safety Procedures and Protocols in line with legal and company requirements, including the Zoo Licence and the Secretary of State’s Standards of Modern Zoo Practice (and/or any future succeeding guidance and legislation), all whilst supporting the broader Resort Operation in the delivery of the company’s business objectives.

We are looking for the following skills and experience;
Proven ability to lead a team with drive and passion.
Sound experience in the husbandry and management of pinnipeds and birds.
Thorough knowledge of nutrition and food stock management.
Ability to objectively observe animals, to keep a diligent daily record and liaise coherently with the veterinary team.
Demonstrable positive reinforcement training skills.
Ability to develop engaging and educational animal demonstrations.
Excellent public speaking skills and showmanship.
Able to stay focused and in control when faced with challenges
5 years plus of relevant experience in the zoo industry.
Solid background of Health & Safety knowledge and crucial Zoo Legislation

This role is full time, permanent, averaging 40 hours per week and will include weekends and bank holidays.

Alongside a competitive annual salary between £24,000-£26,000, 28 days holiday (including bank holidays) and the possibility of onsite accommodation, you can look forward to enjoying a great benefits package  including a Group Personal Pension Plan, Merlin Magic pass, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, 25% discount in our retail shops and restaurants, 40% discount online off of Lego, and much more!

Closing date for applications is: 11th Jun 2020












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Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

Lecturer – Animal Management



Lecturer – Animal Management

SPARSHOLT COLLEGE HAMPSHIRE

Lecturer – Animal Management FE (Full and Part-time considered)
£20,950 - £32,241 (pro rata if part-time) (dependent upon qualifications and experience)

The post holder will teach students on a range of courses offered within the FE Animal management, liaising with the other staff, course team and the Assistant Principal for the area. Experience in teaching Biology related subjects would be desirable but not essential.

The post holder will undertake teaching on a range of subjects within the animal management curriculum of a primarily theoretical nature with occasional practical instruction, demonstration, portfolio building, life skills development and the other appropriate work relating to students’ learning programmes.

The post holder will have a suitable Animal Management or related subject qualification such as a Higher National Diploma or Honours Degree in Animal Management or a related subject, and is experienced with learners from 16 years of age. Experience of dealing with young people and the challenges they bring would be advantageous.  The successful candidate will preferably have teaching experience, and must have relevant animal related industrial experience, and be able to demonstrate competent handling of a wide range of animals and hold or be willing to attain a recognised teaching qualification including the A1 Assessors Award.

Full-time and substantial part-time applicants are to be considered.  If you are applying on a part-time basis please outline in your application how many hours you wish to work.

The start date for this role is ideally late August.

This role will be based at the Sparsholt campus.

Closing Date: 15 June 2020

College Benefits

•        Eligibility to join the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (a defined benefit pension scheme)
•        Death benefit grant of 3 X salary if in the pension scheme
•        Free on- site parking
•        Occupational Sick Pay Scheme
•        Occupational Maternity Pay Scheme
•        Flexible Working Policy
•        Holiday entitlement of 42 days plus bank holidays
•        Access to an Employee Assistance Scheme
•        On-site gym at the Sparsholt campus (membership £100 per year)
•        Facility to purchase Sparsholt produce including: plants, fruit & vegetables, fish and game
•        Ability to access a range of CPD events and support with undertaking professional qualifications.
•        Various food outlets and eateries offering good value food and drink at competitive prices

There is a nursery on the Sparsholt campus operated by a commercial provider

Application packs are available from:
24 hour recruitment line: 01962 797438










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Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

Monday, May 25, 2020

Lecturer in Animal Science





Lecturer in Animal Science

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Lecturer in Animal Science to teach in Higher Education on our Animal Management and Zoology degrees (Level 4-Level 6) and the Level 3 provision at Capel Manor College, based at Enfield.

The successful candidate will have experience working with zoo species, livestockandhave an excellent understanding on conducting academic research.

The ideal candidate should have an MSc in an Animal Science/Zoology degree or similar, be comfortable teaching topics on Animal Behaviour, Advanced Animal Enrichment, Zoo Species Management, Animal Husbandry/Handling, and be able to support students with dissertations and research. Having taught previously on Higher education would be desirable but is not essential.


To learn more and apply please click HERE








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Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

Veterinarian



Veterinarian

Sydney Zoo is a new large metropolitan Zoo that opened December 2019. Sydney Zoo showcase a broad range of native and exotic animals using modern technology and advanced exhibit design. A strong focus on animal welfare and engaging our visitors with our animals’ natural history and their conservation challenges. Environmental and social awareness also plays a vital role in our messaging, focusing on indigenous culture and human influence on the environment. Sydney Zoo’s Animal Care Team continually work towards providing excellence in animal care and facilities with enthusiasm and motivation toward their individual learning and training.

The Position

This is an outstanding opportunity to be part of an exciting new zoo in the role of Manager Veterinary Services, utilising your skills in an area that you are genuinely passionate about.  The role will commence as soon as possible.

The Manager Veterinary Services (MVS) will be responsible holistic preventative Animal Health Care & Veterinary Services. Take a leading role in Veterinary Science, Research and Conservation Medicine. Play a leadership role in the Veterinary department and as a member of the Snr Animal Care Team. The MVS will be responsible to build, develop, maintain and manage relationships with Universities, Veterinary Faculties and local veterinary practices. The MVS is responsible for the safe use of veterinary medicines and formulation and maintenance of veterinary health and safety procedures.


To learn more and apply please click HERE







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Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

Friday, May 22, 2020

Animal Keeper

Animal Keeper

Full/Part Time Animal Keeper Position Available
  
A vacancy for one experienced keeper to join us on caring for our private collection of primates & equestrian animals.
  
The responsibilities of this role will include cleaning, feeding and the provision of general care & welfare for the animals and their exhibits, as well as natural enrichment items and enclosure furnishings.
  
Min Of 2 Years Previous Experience With Primates & Equestrian Animals Required
  
Over 18 Plus applicants need apply
  
Hours-Full Time 6 Days Per Week
  
Live In Accommodation An Option To A Suitable Applicant
  
Please send your CV and covering letter to include references of proven experience to nickyapple85@yahoo.com
  
Salary £14.90 Full Time

Part Time-By Arrangement


Location UK Maidenhead,SL6









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Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant