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Aquarist/Diver

Deep Sea World

Deep Sea World

Fife Closing date for applications is: 31st Jan 2020
Contact: Kim Jones ([email protected])
Sector: Animal Care
Type: Paid
Contract type: Full-time

 

 Job Title:  Aquarist Diver

Location: Deep Sea World - Fife

Contract Type: Full Time

Salary: £17,076.80

Job Description

 This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, hardworking Aquarist Diver with a passion for historical education and animal conservation to join our Zoological team at Deep Sea world.

Join the team at Scotland’s National Aquarium where we offer visitors the chance to experience the UK’s longest underwater viewing tunnel, mysterious coral reefs, majestic sharks and our amazing seal sanctuary. Over 40 displays, including the 4.5-million-litre Underwater Safari with its walkthrough tunnel, are home to hundreds of fascinating creatures, ranging from seals and seahorses to stingrays and giant sand tiger sharks.  Located beneath the world-famous Forth Rail Bridge, Deep Sea World is the place for you!

Duties/ Responsibilities

Already have relevant experience in the visitor attractions sector working with marine fish and invertebrates and knowledge of aquarium life support systems. Have an infectious enthusiasm for creating stunning and innovative displays and keen to share knowledge with colleagues and guests. A degree or equivalent in a relevant biological science is advantageous.

You will be responsible for maintaining and developing displays and exhibits - promoting public education and awareness in relation to conservation and delivering a memorable and entertaining experience to visitors. This post is full time, with weekend shifts and rota’d on call cover for emergency life support systems.

Key Skills

Required

·         Experience in animal husbandry is essential including a main focus on aquatic animals – fish/sharks/reptiles/amphibians also experience working with marine invertebrates including corals

·         Practical knowledge of water quality management including testing parameters and how to review and act on results.

·         This is a hands on role and skills in pipework and maintenance of life support systems and pumps are beneficial

 

 

Desirable

·         It is desirable, but not essential, that you are qualified to PADI Divemaster or equivalent and hold a valid HSE dive medical.  Dive specific training can be undertaken if not already at this level.

·         Ability to design, construct and maintain aquaria, basic joinery skills, plumbing and maintenance of life support system equipment including pumps.

·         A degree or equivalent in a relevant biological science is advantageous as is previous relevant experience in public aquaria.

 

Why work for us

Aspro Parks is a multinational company which operates more than 60 leisure attractions in Europe. Here in the UK Aspro owns Blue Planet Aquarium, Deep Sea World, Bristol Aquarium, Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay, Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings, Blue Reef Aquarium Portsmouth, Tynemouth Aquarium, Hastings Castle, Smugglers Adventure and Oakwood Theme Park.

Our business depends on our visitors enjoying their experience, whether that’s leaving our aquariums inspired to caring more about the environment, to thrill seekers riding Drenched, one of the tallest, steepest and wettest water rides in Europe! It takes a very diverse and richly talented team to keep the show on the road and we work hard in getting these individuals on board!

Here at Aspro, we make sure our employees are well taken care of. We recognise that their hard work and dedication are the driving forced behind our success. Our work environment is built on mutual respect and professionalism. We have a team of highly knowledgeable individuals with the experience and technical expertise to ensure we are the best at what we do!

We’re looking for individuals who want to join the Aspro team and live our values of:

·         Customer Service

·         Honesty

·         Respect

·         Focus on Results

·         Teamwork

·         Personal development

We are also here to sell fun and this is what makes us so unique. Each day we look at working in a fun and friendly environment. So, if you have a passion to work in the leisure industry, can offer outstanding customer service to all our visitors and you aren’t afraid of hard work, then we may just have the job for you!

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How to Apply

If interested, please send your CV & covering letter to: Kim Jones, Aspro UK Group HR Manager, at: [email protected].  Your cover letter should highlight why you would be able to fulfil this key role within the organisation and clearly demonstrate how you meet our requirements.

Equally you can apply on our Indeed platform by searching for Aspro UK.

We do recognize the time and effort it takes to apply for a position, however as an employer of choice we receive a high volume of applications and in the interests of economy, Aspro UK does not notify candidates who have been unsuccessful in their application; consequently if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion. 

Equal Opportunities

Aspro UK are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status.