Vacancies

2015 promises to be an exciting year here at Twycross Zoo and we are looking forward to seeing some great new developments around the park, including:

  • Gibbon Forest – a large indoor/outdoor visitor experience containing several moats. This will help us to showcase our extensive and precious collection of gibbons
  • Giraffe Savanah – a new development which will be located by the elephant walkway

 

 

PERMANENT ROLES

 

Team Leader – Maintenance

 

 

We currently have two vacancies for Team Leaders in our Maintenance Team. One with responsibility for responsive maintenance and one with responsibility for planned maintenance and small projects.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Has a broad knowledge of maintenance strategies and techniques and the ability to use them in an innovative and cost effective way
  • Day to day responsibility for effective line management of staff
  • Planning work schedules and assigning appropriate resources to projects
  • Assessing job requirements and requesting materials in a timely manner
  • Ensuring that the maintenance requirements for the organisation are met
  • Ensuring staff are adequately trained to ensure legal compliance, that new staff are properly inducted and the performance management of direct reports
  • Work within budget
  • Work closely with other departments across the zoo

 

If you meet these requirements and possess good people management and communication skills with a flexible and calm approach to work, we would like to hear from you.

 

The role is full time, working 5 days out of 7, working on average 41.5 hours per week.  Required to work weekends on a rota basis.  Salary is paid monthly with 31 days paid holiday per annum.  Uniform is provided.

 

If you are interested in applying for this role, please send your CV with a covering letter, including details of your salary expectations to recruitment@twycrosszoo.org

 

This vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, therefore you should submit your application as soon as possible.

 

 

Maintenance Operative – Electrician

 

We currently have a vacancy for an electrician in our electrical and mechanical team.

 

Key Skills:

  • Qualifications in electrical systems (17th Edition and Test and Inspect)
  • Knowledge of plumbing systems an advantage
  • PASMA/IPAF tickets also an advantage
  • Up to date qualifications in line with current regulations
  • Experience of electrical systems in a non-domestic setting (Commercial and Industrial)
  • Must demonstrate understanding of maintenance work and the need to achieve quality work as quickly as possible

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Carry out and complete reactive and planned maintenance and project work
  • In addition to main skill area, may be required to assist with other areas such as groundworks, painting, basic plumbing, general labouring and maintenance as directed
  • Responsible for ensuring that the working area is properly secured and protected to prevent accident or injury to staff, animals or visitors

 

If you meet these requirements and possess good people management and communication skills with a flexible and calm approach to work, we would like to hear from you.

 

The role is full time, 5 days out of 7 (including work at weekends) working on average 41.5 hours per week.  Salary is paid monthly with 31 days paid holiday per annum.  Uniform is provided.

 

If you are interested in applying for this role, please send your CV and a covering letter (detailing your salary expectations) to recruitment@twycrosszoo.org

 

This vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, therefore you should submit your application as soon as possible.

 

 

Maintenance Operative – Multi-skilled

 

 

We currently have a vacancy for a multi-skilled operative in our electrical and mechanical team.

 

Key Skills:

  • Qualification in electrical systems
  • Knowledge of plumbing systems
  • Up to date qualifications in line with current regulations
  • Test and inspect qualifications an advantage
  • Experience of electrical systems in a non-domestic setting
  • Must demonstrate understanding of maintenance work and the need to achieve quality work as quickly as possible

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Carry out and complete reactive and planned maintenance and project work as required by manager
  • In addition to main skill area, may be required to assist with other areas such as groundworks, painting, basic plumbing, general labouring and maintenance as directed by manager
  • Responsible for ensuring that the working area is properly secured and protected to prevent accident or injury to staff, animals or visitors

 

If you meet these requirements and possess good people management and communication skills with a flexible and calm approach to work, we would like to hear from you.

 

The role is full time, 5 days out of 7, working on average 41.5 hours per week with some additional work at weekends required on a rota basis. Salary is paid monthly with 31 days paid holiday per annum.  Uniform is provided.

 

If you are interested in applying for this role, please send your CV and a covering letter (detailing your salary expectations) to recruitment@twycrosszoo.org

 

This vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, therefore you should submit your application as soon as possible.

 

 

 

SEASONAL ROLES

Catering

The catering provision at Twycross Zoo is provided in partnership with Centerplate, specialists in venue and event catering.  For details of current vacancies please follow the link and click on Midlands vacancies: http://www.centerplate.co.uk/career-opportunities

 

Information for potential zookeepers

Zookeeping is a highly competitive career and positions in animal collections such as Twycross Zoo are highly sought after.  Applicants for any of our animal keeping vacancies would need to have a relevant, animal-related qualification such as National Certificate/Diploma in Animal Care or Animal Management or a degree in a subject such as Animal Behaviour, Animal Science or Zoology.

For trainee keepers, practical, hands-on experience is very important, so get as much animal-based experience as possible, preferably with zoo animals.  For higher grades, you will need to have several years’ relevant experience in order to be considered.

The British & Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) website has further information on careers in zoos.

Important information for all applicants

  • If applying for a current vacancy, please state clearly which role you are applying for in the subject line of your email application.
  • Unfortunately we do not keep candidate details or CVs on file and therefore cannot accept speculative applications.