Job application form

All applicants including those submitting a CV in support of their application must complete the application form in full (all sections).

Folly Farm job application

Personal details

Please enter your full name including any middle names
Please enter house number/name, street and town
Please enter your home landline if you have one
Staff will be required to produce evidence of nationality and entitlement to work within the UK in accordance with current legislation.
Please tick all that apply

Do you have any convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings that are not defined as ‘protected’ by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013)?

Due to the nature of our business, you may require a standard or enhanced disclosure check by the Criminal Records Bureau.

Folly Farm operates a Drug and Alcohol Misuse Policy

Education and Training

GCSEs, O Levels, NVQs, A Levels, GNVQs, Degrees, etc.

e.g. basic, fluent. Includes sign language.


Please include all details above


We are asking you to complete this section of the application form to ensure that we are aware of any health problems that might impact on your ability to undertake the work you have applied for.


Please supply dates you are available to work.

Holidays, sporting events, examinations, weddings, specific dates etc.

Please note that as Folly Farm is a seasonal tourist attraction, we are unable to consider anyone for employment who has commitments or holidays booked during the UK school summer holidays.


Which departments would you like to be considered for? Please indicate your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice

Please tick all that apply

Smokers are welcome to apply for posts and their applications will be treated on the same basis as non-smokers. Candidates should be aware that smoking is prohibited to staff whilst on Folly Farm property and applicants are advised to discuss this at interview if necessary.


Please give details of a referee (preferably a previous employer) whom we may contact about your application. If you do not have a previous employer, please nominate a character referee who is not a member of your family and has known you for over 2 years.


To the best of my knowledge, I declare that the information given in this application is correct. I understand any misrepresentation of facts may lead to dismissal if my employment application is successful.


Please note that it is not possible for us to acknowledge every application form. If you do not hear from us within 21 days of returning this form, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

You should declare a disability, if you perceive yourself as being at a disadvantage in obtaining, keeping or advancing your employment due to physical, sensory, mental, dietary, communicative, psychiatric, allergic or other impairment

By ticking this box you are consenting to us storing the information you provide in this application form for up to 12 months for unsuccessful applicants and for seven years following a period of employment. We need to capture and store this information to contact you for an interview and to include in your employment file if you are successful. We store application forms of unsuccessful applicants for 12 months so we have a record of whether someone has applied recently. After these time periods have passed we will permanently delete/safely dispose of the application forms.