Thank you for your interest in our advertised vacancy. Since its opening in 2009, Yorkshire Wildlife Park has evolved to become the UK’s number 1 on-foot safari. We feature walkthrough exhibits that take the guest directly into the world of the animals. A dynamic centre for conservation and welfare, the park currently has around 400 animals across 70 different species. We aim to provide a quality, value for money experience that excites and inspires our guests.
With a 5-year masterplan in place, the park is set to expand, creating more ground-breaking animal reserves as part of a multimillion pound, unique and innovative development.
Yorkshire Wildlife Park’s Mission Statement
To create a dynamic, interactive experience and regional centre of excellence for the conservation of biodiversity globally and locally that is sustainable both for the environment and the business. To promote a wider understanding of the natural world and inspire generations to support and protect the world around them.
The Animal Department at Yorkshire Wildlife Park
It is the responsibility of the animal department to provide a high standard of care for the animals at the park. We achieve this by the supply of suitable diets and enrichment as well as building enclosures which are innovative in their design and offer a stimulating environment for the animals. We aim to interact with the public through talks to effectively communicate important welfare, conservation and environmental messages. The department contributes to conversation by being an active member in European breeding programmes, undertaking fundraising for in situ projects and by facilitating research within the park.
Qualified Animal Ranger (Carnivores Section)
Reporting to the Section Team Leader/Deputy Section Team Leader to ensure the park runs effectively. Maintaining a professional approach to customers and colleagues. Ensuring the health and welfare of all animals and the health and safety of yourself, fellow colleagues and guests at all times. Delivery of engaging and informative talks and interaction with our guests to promote an exemplary guest experience.
Key Work Objectives
- Feed all animals adhering to the instructions given.
- Ensure that sufficient feed is available for the next feed session.
- Make sure the feed room is left clean and tidy at all times.
- Ensure each animal’s nutritional requirements are met.
- Maintain the cleanliness and upkeep of all animal enclosures.
- Monitor all animals for signs of illness, injury or distress and promptly report any concerns.
- Interact and engage with visitors wherever possible, ensuring that health and safety protocols are consistently adhered to.
- Ensure record sheets are maintained and kept up to date for each animal as required.
- Ensure you are up to date with and signed off on all RAPS (Risk Assessments and Protocols).
- Answer guest queries in a courteous and knowledgeable manner.
- Promote and facilitate a memorable guest experience.
- Deliver engaging and informative presentations on our resident species to audiences of all sizes throughout the day.
- Maintain high levels of professionalism, service and personal appearance.
- Undertake any other reasonable duties which may be requested of you by the management team.
- To be responsible, along with other staff members, for compliance with health and safety regulations for yourself, other staff and visitors.