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*** LONGLEAT - Animal Keeper
Summary
Title:*** LONGLEAT - Animal Keeper
ID:LEL1641 / PR3896
Department:Safari Park
Description
Animal Keeper (Safari)

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 over one million annual guests, 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. This year is the 70th anniversary of the House and grounds opening to the public.

What will this role of Animal Keeper entail?

As an Animal Keeper you’ll be working within the Safari, carrying out husbandry routines and caring for a range of different species. You’ll patrol and carry out observations on the animals, and report on 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?

You will receive a pay rate that meets 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, along with life assurance cover and more perks.

Contract Type: Permanent contract

Hours of Work: Working hours to vary on a 7-day rota basis, a minimum of 260 hours per 13 week period. 

Please note, due to the nature of the business evenings and weekend work will be required, including bank holidays.

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.