|Title:||*** LONGLEAT - Browse Management Keeper|
|Department:||Animal Adventure/Jungle Kingdom|
Longleat Safari & Adventure Park has been one of the UK’s best-loved attractions for over 50 years. As a business we are passionate about providing wondrous and immersive experiences which lead to lifelong memories for the 800,000 guests that visit us every year. Our Animal Adventure team are looking for a Browse Management Keeper to support with good quality and sustainable browse for our animal sections.
ABOUT THE ROLE
This role will be responsible for the tree management and sustainable harvesting of a variety of browse species used by our animal operations departments. Duties will include tree planting, coppicing, pollarding and cultivating and preparing browse and other plant materials.
You will be leading in all aspects of developing modern browse harvesting techniques and feeding techniques as a representative of the team at regional and international zoo horticultural events.
A copy of the full job description can be forwarded upon request via firstname.lastname@example.org
The ideal candidate will have experience within forestry or horticultural industries relating to the cultivation, harvesting and management of eucalyptus, oak, bramble, privet, willow and other sustainable browse species. An interest in animal-plant relationships and plant monoculture would be preferable alongside relevant skills and harvesting techniques.
An advanced qualification in animal management or forestry as well as a minimum of 2 years’ horticultural experience as well as a full driving licence are essential to this role.
HOURS OF WORK
This is a fixed term position until 8th January 2018, working 40 hours a week hours over 5 days as required by the business to include weekends, evenings and bank holidays. Hours will vary from 8.30am until close (times vary throughout the season).
OUR VALUES AND BEHAVIOURS
We expect all of our team to embrace our company values, and display ‘Longleat behaviours’. This post requires flexibility of hours, energy application and passion.
At Longleat, we focus on our People and our Guests, to listen actively, to work as a team, to empower others and to show empathy. Our values are:
We Engage and Inspire – We focus on engaging and inspiring our guests, delivering unique and lifelong memories
We Put People First – We seek to serve others and put their interests first. We treat them with respect, we value their opinions and collaborate to be better together
We Continuously Improve – We embrace change and pursue excellence in everything we do
We Act with Integrity – We work in a principled, open and conscientious manner
We Take Safety Seriously – Never compromising on a safe and secure environment
When we recruit we place equal emphasis on technical ability and personal attributes to match our brand values.
At Longleat Enterprises Ltd we offer unique benefits such as complementary Longleat Safari Park and Cheddar admission tickets, attractive discounts on annual passes, special nightly rates on group hotels, discounted hotel Spa treatments, life assurance cover, and 29 days paid holiday (pro rata).