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*** LONGLEAT - Lead Keeper Carnivores
Title:*** LONGLEAT - Lead Keeper Carnivores
Department:Safari Park

LEAD KEEPER (Carnivores)

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 Carnivores Team are looking for confident and enthusiastic Lead Keeper to join the team. 


This is an exciting opportunity to join Longleat Safari Park in a senior role responsible for leading the carnivore team in all aspects of the daily operation including daily care of the animals end ensuring excellent levels of guest experience. You would be working with an incredible variety of species including African Lions, Amur tigers, our two species of wolves and our exciting breeding group of cheetah.

You will need a positive attitude and excellent communication skills. The successful candidate must lead by example and have strengths in team management as well as the ability to think creatively and make operational decisions as the need arises.



You will ideally have 5 years’ experience working in an animal collection, including in a supervisory role and have a flexible approach to work well under pressure. A specific vocational and technical qualification, such as a DMZAA qualification or suitable recognised equivalent experience is essential.

A full, Clean driving licence is also essential.

Please note, internal applicants must be at minimum Grade 2 Keeper level to apply.



This is a Permanent position, 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).


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.

, 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).



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