Banham Zoo and Africa Alive! have a vacancy for a full time Animal Records Keeper and Administration Assistant within the Zoo Animal Management Department
The successful applicant will be required to work a flexible 40 hour week, mainly based at Banham Zoo, but this may entail some time at our sister park, Africa Alive! near Lowestoft. The main activity will be ensuring the animal records are kept accurately and up to date under the supervision of the Conservation Officer. You will also assist in the daily administration tasks within the animal management department and be responsible for training staff in the use of the animal records system.
We are looking for someone who has an eye for detail, is numerate, accurate and well organised. Prospective candidates should have a high level of computer literacy with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (especially Excel). Excellent document presentation skills and written English are essential as well as a good standard of education. Related experience or qualifications would be an advantage, particularly use of the Zoological Information Management System, although training will be given.
This is a full time role and salary will be circa £13,750 dependent on experience. A full UK driving license is essential.
If you would like to apply for this vacancy, please download an application form and send it with your current CV and covering letter, explaining why you would like to join our team to:-
Gary Batters, Director of Conservation and Education, ZSEA, Banham Zoo, Kenninghall Road, Banham, Norfolk, NR16 2HE
Closing date for application is 24th March 2014.
We have a very exciting opportunity for an Apprentice Keeper to join our Zoo Animal Management (ZAM) team and acquire specialist on the job training. This vacancy is only open to those aged 18 and above due to provisions under the Young People at Work regulations.
The apprentice keeper will work to a high standard under the direction of the Head Keeper. The ZAM department care for the main collection of animals at the zoo and the successful candidate will assist in caring for a variety of domestic and exotic species whilst also providing support for the rest of their respective team where required.
No prior zoo or animal husbandry experience for the post of apprentice is required as full in house training will be given, although candidates will be expected to demonstrate a keen interest in zoo animal husbandry. The successful candidate will also be expected to achieve an NVQ Level 2 in animal care during the course of their apprenticeship which is expected to last between 12-14 months. Due to the entry requirements for this qualification we will not be able to accept applications from anyone with a Foundation Degree or above.
Hours: Average 40 hours a week, Salary £2.68 per hour – for the first year, rising to minimum wage thereafter, This role is based at Banham Zoo.
Please note: There is no accomodation offered with this position.
If you would like an opportunity to join our team please download and complete an application form (WORD or PDF) and send it, with a covering letter and CV, explaining why you would be a suitable candidate for this apprenticeship to:-
Tracey Moore, Head Keeper, Banham Zoo, The Grove, Banham Norfolk NR16 2HE or email email@example.com
Closing date is the 7th March 2014.
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