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EXPERIENCED ELEPHANT KEEPER

Blackpool Zoo - OPEN

Blackpool Zoo - OPEN

North West Closing date for applications is: 25th Sep 2020
Contact: Anita Bubbins ([email protected])
Sector: Animal Care
Type: Paid
Contract type: Full-time

With its new multi-million-pound elephant facility ‘Project Elephant Basecamp’ opened in 2018 award winning Blackpool Zoo is currently looking to fill a keeper position within its Elephant Section.

The successful candidate will be working in a protected contact keeping system and will be assisting in all aspects of the section’s work, including the delivery of the zoos current Elephant care program to our existing 1 male and 5 female Asian Elephants. The successful applicant will be required to work as part of a close-knit team and will be able to demonstrate good communication skills both written and oral, you will be expected to engage with visitors including the delivery of keeper talks.

You will need to be hard working, physically fit, enthusiastic, and reliable. You should possess the Diploma in The Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals (DMZAA) or an equivalent and have a minimum of three years’ in a recognised zoological institution and have previous notable experience of working with elephants (preferably in a protective contact environment).  A full manual driving licence is essential and previous experience of driving Tractors/Multipurpose vehicles would be advantageous.

Salary of £18,694.00 per annum plus subsidised single occupancy (on site) accommodation if required.

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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. If you have not heard from us within 14 days of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful on this occasion. We are only able to provide individual feedback to those candidates who are successful through to the interview stage.

Please send a detailed CV and covering letter explaining why you wish to be considered for this post to Mrs Anita Bubbins, Personnel Manager, Blackpool Zoo, East Park Drive, Blackpool, Lancashire. FY3 8PP or by email to [email protected]

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