Jul 14, 2019

Senior Zoo Keeper - Chessington

  • Chessington World of Adventures
  • Chessington, UK
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Job Description

Senior Zoo Keeper Chessington World of Adventures Resort, Leatherhead Road Chessington, SURREY, KT9 2NE United Kingdom We are Chessington World of Adventures
Resort and we are part of the magical Merlin Entertainments! We are
currently recruiting for a Senior Zoo Keeper for our Wild Connections team. This
section cares for a variety of species, including: Humboldt Penguins, Greater
Flamingos, Southern Ground Hornbills, California Sea Lions, Capybaras, Meerkats,
as well as various Reptile/Invertebrate species. We deliver daily animal
presentations, educational programs and guest experiences all throughout the
year. In this role you would be expected to plan the days, making sure all
husbandry standards are kept at the highest level as well as ensuring time
management within the team, so good organisational skills and strong people
management experience are a must. In
this role you will work alongside another Senior Keeper and lead a team of up
to 1 permanent members of staff and 2 seasonal, and report directly into the
Wild Connections Supervisor. This role will require you to work closely with
the Supervisor and assist with the efficient delivery of the Zoo Operation,
focusing on animal welfare, husbandry, training and guests' experience. We are looking for the following
skills and experience; Experience of managing a team would be beneficial or perhaps you are already an experienced Zoo Keeper ready to develop your skills and grow into a bigger role. Excellent communication skills, drive and passion are all essential in delivering a wild and adventurous experience at the Chessington Resort. Able to stay focused and in control under pressure. 3 years of relevant experience. Experience in Positive Reinforcement training is advantageous. A good understanding and experience in working with either: birds, reptiles/invertebrates or marine mammals. This
role is full time, permanent, averaging 4 hours per week and will include
weekends, bank holidays and some shift work. Alongside
an annual salary of up to £18,564, and 28 days holiday (including bank
holidays) you can look forward to enjoying a great benefits package including a Group Personal Pension Plan,
Merlin Magic pass, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, 25% discount
in our retail shops and restaurants, 4% discount online off of Lego, and much