Zoo Keeper- Hoofstock
Chessington World of Adventures - OPENSurrey Closing date for applications is: 24th Sep 2020
|Contact:||Carly Brady ([email protected])|
We are Chessington World of Adventures Resort, part of the magical Merlin Entertainments!
We are currently recruiting for experienced Hoofstock Keepers. The successful candidate will work alongside the rest of the Hoofstock Team and take an active role in the day-to-day running of the collection including delivery of the highest standards of animal husbandry required by species such as Zebra, Giraffe and Rhino. The diverse section also includes small mammals such as meerkat, skunk and raccoon. Other duties will include planning, evaluating and executing environmental enrichment for the animals under your care and delivering first-class meet and greets and memorable experiences to our Adventurers. You will also be required to use positive reinforcement to train a wide variety of species for husbandry and presentations. You will be part of a team that creates the most stimulating environment possible – for both animals and guests. Since we’re big on conservation, education and research, you’ll have a big part to play in that too. You will also be keen to support all areas within our zoo, which will in turn benefit your own personal development. You will ensure the health and safety of yourself, colleagues and our guests at all times as well as develop a personal training programme in conjunction with your Head of Section.
We are looking for the following skills and experience;
Our ideal candidate will have completed an animal-based qualification, with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience working in a Zoo environment or equivalent.
You will be a clear and confident speaker, able to engage with the public, delivering fun and educational presentations and more importantly an alert listener, willing to learn and develop.
You will have passion and excitement for your chosen field, with a keen drive to develop your career as an animal keeper.
This role is full time, permanent, averaging 40 hours per week which will include weekends and bank holidays.
Alongside a competitive annual salary of up to £18,200 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 Lego, and much more!