Trainee zoo keeper (maternity cover)

Looking for a new, unique challenge?

The closing date has now passed for this job. Please check our current vacancies page for more positions.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the keeper team.

We’re looking for an outgoing, friendly person, full of energy with a willingness to learn, to join our keeper team, covering 12 months maternity leave commencing September/October 2017. You’ll be working predominantly on the bird and Folly Interactive sections of the zoo however will receive training with a range of species across a variety of sections. You’ll have responsibility for all aspects of animal care, including daily cleaning and feeding regimes, upkeep of animal records and maintenance of hygiene, working to strict safety protocols and standard operation procedures.

With a mission to exceed guest expectations and work towards the future, you’ll also help to create magical moments for our guests to treasure by delivering feeding experiences and daily talks.

A full driving licence is essential, with experience of agricultural vehicles also advantageous. Qualifications to degree level in zoology or a related subject, and/or currently undertaking such studies are desirable. You’ll also need to have a positive, ‘can-do’ attitude with strong communication and team work skills.

Must be flexible in your working hours and willing to work weekends / bank holidays. 

Closing Date: Friday 1st September 2017

Applications via CV and covering letter to:

Recruitment, Folly Farm Leisure Ltd, Begelly, Kilgetty, Pembs. SA68 0XA.

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