Wildwood Escot

Ottery St Mary, Devon
c.£20,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent Kerry Church

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Monday, 2nd September 2019   7 days left

Job Title: Keeper
Term: Full time, permanent
Function: Caring for the growing animal collection
Site Line Manager: Senior Keeper
Salary: Circa £20,000
Closing date for applications: 2nd September, 2019

We have an opening for a hard-working experienced animal keeper.

The role will include a full range of standard duties in the care and management of a growing animal collection, which includes a number of Category One dangerous animals.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of best practice in captive animal management including diet, enrichment, safe capture and restraint, record keeping and animal health surveillance.

The successful applicant will also have demonstrable experience in and genuine enthusiasm for conservation, education, scientific research, public speaking and visitor engagement.

In addition, a thorough understanding of, and experience in, the assessment and management of risk is a requirement.

Experience in the supervision and management of volunteers, as well as ability in basic maintenance and repairs tasks will be highly valued.

The role will ideally suit an individual with a minimum of three years’ experience working within an equivalent animal collection looking for an opportunity to broaden their experience.

To request a job description and person specification or to apply with your CV and a detailed covering letter, please email or post to Kerry Church, Senior Keeper, Wildwood Escot, Escot Park, Ottery St Mary, Devon, EX11 1LU.

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