Wednesday, May 2, 2018

LVI Keeper

LVI Keeper

Salary / Rate per hour: From £7,721.48 - £8,371.92 dependent on experience

Part time: 15.5 hours per week


Newquay Zoo, a registered scientific and education charity, has an exciting opportunity for an experienced LVI keeper to join our team. You will be responsible for the hands-on day-to-day husbandry of our LVI section, focusing on animal welfare, bio-security, record keeping and ensuring that exhibits are maintained to the highest standards

You will have at least 2 years of prior experience working in a zoological collection or similar establishment and will have completed the DMZAA course or will have over 4 years experience.

You will have a broad knowledge of husbandry practices and proven experience in the successful husbandry of a wide range of our Tropical House species. You will be a team player yet also able to work on your own initiative.  You will be confident speaking to guests and responding to their questions.

A full driving license is essential

Newquay Zoo offers the following benefits (after probationary period): 
  • 28 days paid holiday pro rata (inclusive of Bank Holidays) rising to 33 days pro rata after 5 years.
  • Company sick pay
  • Branded uniform provided (as required)
  • Relevant internal and external training provided
  • Free entry to our 3 zoos for staff and immediate family
  • Complimentary tickets
  • Discounts in our Catering and Retail outlets (as applicable)
  • Free staff parking
  • Child care vouchers

Please note, we will be reviewing applications and conducting interviews throughout the advertising period for this role. The role may therefore be filled prior to the closing date.  We would encourage you to submit your application form as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. All candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application by email within 4 weeks of submitting their application. We are only able to provide individual feedback to those candidates who are successful through to the interview stage.


To complete our online application form, please go to our website:

Closing date:  Friday 18th May 2018

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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