Vacancies

Grade 2 Animal Keeper: Birds & Tropical

 

We have a vacancy for a Grade 2 keeper on the Birds & Tropical section, which manages a range of birds including hornbills, flamingos, penguins and parrots and a range of reptiles, small mammals and invertebrates.

 

We are seeking a high performing individual with a proven track record in zoo animal management.  You will have a minimum of 2 years’ relevant experience and be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the natural history and management of animals in their care.  An appropriate animal-related qualification would be advantageous.  This position is a key role which will involve providing basic animal husbandry and regular interaction with the public.

 

The role is full time, including weekend duties on a rota system, at present – but will become a 2/3 role from November 2014 (approximately). Salary is paid monthly and we provide uniform and 31 days holiday per annum.

 

If you are interested, please send your CV with a covering letter 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. 

 

Veterinary Nurse

 

A permanent position has become available for an experienced, qualified Veterinary Nurse, to become part of our hard working team.  The candidate must be a team player and dedicated to animal health and welfare. Responsibilities will include preventative medicine, triaging cases, assisting with health checks and emergency procedures, maintaining the veterinary facilities, dispensing medication, record keeping and maintenance of the veterinary research database; involvement in our conservation work may also be part of this role.

We are a clinical associate of the University of Nottingham School of Veterinary Medicine and Science and as an expanding teaching centre we teach final year veterinary students throughout the year.  Experience in the use of Medarks and ZIMS would be helpful and zoo-based nursing practice, knowledge of anaesthetic darting, along with experience of large animals would be advantageous.

We are seeking a flexible, confident, organised and enthusiastic, high performing individual with an interest in zoo veterinary nursing. You must be committed to continued professional development.

The role is full time, working 5 days out of 7, including weekend duties as part of a veterinary team rota.  Salary is paid monthly and we provide uniform and 31 days holiday per annum

If you are interested, please send your CV with a covering letter 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.

Catering and Events

The catering provision at Twycross Zoo is provided in partnership with Centreplate. For details of current vacancies please follow the link and click on Midlands & Wales - 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.