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Deputy Team Leader - Chimpanzees

Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre

South West Closing date for applications is: 30th Sep 2020
Contact: Jayne Gray ([email protected])
Sector: Animal Care
Type: Paid
Contract type: Full-time

Monkey World is inviting applications from experienced great ape keepers for the role of Deputy Team Leader on our large chimpanzee section. We currently have 55 chimpanzees living in 3 mixed sexed groups and 1 bachelor group. Our chimpanzees have been rescued from a variety of different backgrounds. The successful candidate will support the Team Leader in all aspects of the section including animal husbandry, diets, operant conditioning, introductions, enrichment and health checks. You will also be responsible for staff training and monitoring. This is an extremely busy section so the successful candidate will need to demonstrate excellent delegation and organisational skills.


This role requires a keeper with at least 4 years chimpanzee experience.  

Experience of operant conditioning 

Applicants will need to demonstrate good communication skills, be physically fit, self-motivated and able to lead and work as part of a team.

The role is full time and includes weekend duties as part of the current rolling roster system. Salary is paid monthly. 28 days holiday per annum (including bank holidays). Staff accommodation dependant on availability.

Apply for this job:

Please send covering letter and current CV to: - [email protected]

Or alternatively post to:-

Jayne Gray

HR Manager

Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre




BH20 6HH