We are Chessington World of Adventures Resort and we are part of the magical Merlin Entertainments!
We are currently recruiting for Zoo Keepers for the mammal section on a permanent basis. You will be working alongside Asiatic lions, Amur tigers, various small carnivores, spider monkeys, callitrichids plus many more. The zoo is currently going through a period of growth with exciting developments in the pipeline. In this role you will be working within the Carnivore and Primate teams and take an active role in the day to day running of our awesome collection. This will include delivering unrivalled standards of animal husbandry required by us. You will be part of the team creating the most stimulating environment possible – not just for our guests, but for the animals too – and since we’re big on conservation, education and research, you’ll have a big part to play in that too. You will also be keen to support all areas within our Zoo, which will in turn benefit your own personal development. You will ensure the Health & Safety of yourself, visitors and guests at all times as well as develop a personal training programme in conjunction with your Head of Section.
We are looking for the following skills and experience;
Our ideal candidate will have completed an animal based qualification, with a minimum of 2 years’ experience of working in a Zoo environment or equivalent.
Primate and / or Carnivore experience is desirable.
You will be a confident communicator and more importantly an alert listener.
You will have passion and excitement for your chosen field, with a keen drive to develop your career as an Animal Keeper.
Above all else you will be a team player and have a can – do attitude.
This role is full time full time averaging 40 hours per week and will include weekends and bank holidays as required by the business.
Alongside a competitive annual salary of up to £18,200 and 28 days holiday (inclusive of 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, 40% discount online off of Lego, and much more!