Job Openings >> *** LONGLEAT - Fixed Term - Animal Keeper
*** LONGLEAT - Fixed Term - Animal Keeper
Summary
Title:*** LONGLEAT - Fixed Term - Animal Keeper
ID:LEL1580 / 3572
Department:Safari Park
Description
Animal Keeper - Carnivores

We are the astonishing kingdom of Longleat, an eccentrically British place of imagination and astonishing experiences. For over 50 years we have been one of the UK’s most loved attractions. With almost one million guests every year, we are passionate about providing immersive experiences that bring family and friends together to create memories that will last a lifetime.

We’re an organisation driven by our core cultural values, which are to engage and inspire, put people first, take accountability, continuously improve and to act with integrity. We believe everyone who works at Longleat can subscribe to these values, and that they truly set us apart as an organisation to work for.

What will this role of Animal Keeper entail?

Three positions are available to join the safari as an Animal Keeper. Tasks will include carrying out husbandry routines and caring for animals in our Carnivores Department. You’ll patrol and carry out observations on the animals, reporting and advising on husbandry and safety matters to Senior Keepers.

Naturally, the focus of this role will be on our animals, however you’ll also be engaging with people just as much with regular educational and VIP initiatives, and frequent guest enquiries will arise as you perform your duties. We pride ourselves on providing exceptional standards of both animal welfare and guest engagement.

What will I need to be considered for this Animal Keeper vacancy?
  • A full UK driving licence
  • Passion and commitment to animal welfare and conservation
  • Excellent communication skills with a positive, mature and friendly nature
  • Good team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well under pressure
  • Honest, reliable and flexible to work hours as required
Although not essential, proven experience with animal keeping / husbandry with relevant animal related qualifications would be highly advantageous.

Please note, whilst Longleat is an equal opportunities employer, the successful applicant will need to be physically fit due to the nature and demands of the role.

What will I receive in return?

As an Animal Keeper you will receive a pay rate that exceeds National Minimum Wage / National Living Wage, in addition to a range of attractive benefits that include;
  • 29 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays (pro rata)
  • Complimentary tickets to Longleat and Cheddar Gorge and Caves
  • Discounts on food and beverages and retail merchandise
  • Life assurance cover and more perks
Contract: Fixed term, zero hours contract until 5th January 2020. Earliest rota’d start time from 8am, and latest finish time up to 8pm. Rota’s will include weekends.

Location: Longleat (Warminster, Wiltshire)

All applications for this Animal Keeper vacancy are to be submitted online, and strictly no agency calls or agency CV submissions please.