|Title:||*** LONGLEAT - Animal Keeper (Hoofstock)|
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 guests that visit us every year. The Hoofstock section is home to the antelope, giraffes, deer and camels they have the space and freedom to roam the large enclosures of the drive through Safari.
ABOUT THE ROLE
This is an a fantastic opportunity to join Longleat Safari Park within the Hoofstock team - providing for the daily care of the animals and ensuring excellent levels of guest experience. The role will include many aspects of both animal husbandry and customer care, including food preparation and servicing of the animal buildings, ensuring the smooth operation of our walk through animal exhibits and facilitating commercial animal feeding opportunities for our guests.
Our ideal candidate will have a positive attitude, excellent interpersonal skills, be energetic and enthusiastic with the ability to work quickly and efficiently.
You will be able to cope under pressure and work well within a large team. Experience of working with animals is preferable and a full driving licence will be required due to the nature of this role.
HOURS OF WORK
This is a fixed term contract until January 2019 with working hours as required by the business on a 5 days out of 7 basis, weekend and Bank Holiday working as necessary, hours 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.
As part of the Longleat team, we offer unique benefits such as complimentary Longleat and Cheddar Gorge & Caves Day 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).