Keeper – Wildwood Kent

Wildwood Trust are seeking to employ a keeper to focus on the husbandry and conservation of a range of bird species across Wildwood.

Duties
  • Assist with the preparation of approved diets and carrying out the correct feeding procedures whilst maintaining high standards of hygiene, equipment care and house-keeping as routine part of daily duties.
  • Contribute to the development of high standards of husbandry and welfare, supporting the development of innovative, enriching and aesthetic enclosures with the team.
  • Assisting Living Collection colleagues, with veterinary, training, behaviour, enrichment and other relevant bird related procedures.
  • Assist in the hand and crèche rearing of species, including those for release in conservation projects such as red-billed chough.
  • Support the team working in incubation and rearing facilities. Support conservation projects for bird species subject to release.
  • Assist in the training and presentation of a number of predatory bird species for the free flight displays.
  • Present relevant material at conferences or in media based situations as required.
  • Present keeper talks as requested and support positive visitor experiences by answering questions in a friendly and helpful manner, ensuring that visitors leave with a good impression of the Living Collections team and Wildwood as an experience. Demonstrate knowledge of the role of a modern animal collection in terms of conservation, research and education.
  • Familiarity and compliance with all health and safety protocols and documentation. This includes emergency procedures, risk assessment and safe working practices.
  • As requested by the Head keeper or assistant head keeper, or other departments support broader Wildwood activities such as late evening/ weekend functions, animal encounters, PR photo calls/filming, VIP encounters, Keeper for a Day, and other Wildwood events.
  • Inputting animal records and data onto daily record sheets and the ZIMS database etc.
  • Support internal communication through presenting work to internal Wildwood colleagues at appropriate forums. Be collaborative with all Wildwood departments and within the wider zoo community.
  • Some media work may be required which will involve speaking confidently and comprehensively.

Full job description can be downloaded here.

Applications

Application is by C.V. and must contain the following information:

  • Name, address, age, contact phone numbers at home and work (for discreet calls only)
  • Personal statement
  • Employment history
  • Educational history

You should include a statement of the relevant skills and experience that you believe you will bring to the job, paying careful attention to the requirements of the job outlined above.

You should give two referees to whom we can turn for a confidential reference, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. References will only be taken up for those candidates chosen for interview or, with regard to current employer, on offer of contract.

Applications will not be acknowledged unless sent by email, whereby an automatic reply shall be confirmation of receipt.

Applications should be sent to Helen Sayers, Wildwood Trust, Herne Common, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 7LQ. Or alternatively email helen@wildwoodtrust.org


Senior/Qualified Keeper – Wildwood Escot

Wildwood Trust are seeking to employ a keeper to focus on the husbandry and conservation of a range of species across Wildwood Escot in Devon. Preference will be given to keepers experienced in the management of large carnivores.

Duties
  • Assist with the preparation of approved diets and carrying out the correct feeding procedures whilst maintaining high standards of hygiene, equipment care and house-keeping as routine part of daily duties.
  • Contribute to the development of high standards of husbandry and welfare, supporting the development of innovative, enriching and aesthetic enclosures with the team.
  • Assisting Living Collection colleagues, with veterinary, training, behaviour, enrichment and other relevant animal related procedures.
  • Present relevant material at conferences or in media based situations as required.
  • Present keeper talks as requested and support positive visitor experiences by answering questions in a friendly and helpful manner, ensuring that visitors leave with a good impression of the Living Collections team and Wildwood as an experience. Demonstrate knowledge of the role of a modern animal collection in terms of conservation, research and education.
  • Familiarity and compliance with all health and safety protocols and documentation. This includes emergency procedures, risk assessment and safe working practices.
  • As requested by the Senior Keeper, Director of Zoo Operations or General Manager support broader Wildwood activities such as late evening/ weekend functions, animal encounters, PR photo calls/filming, VIP encounters, Keeper for a Day, and other Wildwood events.
  • Inputting animal records and data onto daily record sheets and the ZIMS database etc.
  • Support internal communication through presenting work to internal Wildwood colleagues at appropriate forums. Be collaborative with all Wildwood departments and within the wider zoo community.
  • Some media work may be required which will involve speaking confidently and comprehensively.
  • Mentor and support trainee keepers, volunteers and work experience students.

Full job description can be downloaded here.

Applications

Application is by C.V. and must contain the following information:

  • Name, address, age, contact phone numbers at home and work (for discreet calls only)
  • Personal statement
  • Employment history
  • Educational history

You should include a statement of the relevant skills and experience that you believe you will bring to the job, paying careful attention to the requirements of the job outlined above.

You should give two referees to whom we can turn for a confidential reference, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. References will only be taken up for those candidates chosen for interview or, with regard to current employer, on offer of contract.

Applications will not be acknowledged unless sent by email, whereby an automatic reply shall be confirmation of receipt.

Applications should be sent to Helen Sayers, Wildwood Trust, Herne Common, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 7LQ. Or alternatively email helen@wildwoodtrust.org


Park Assistant – Wildwood Kent

This post is for an energetic and enthusiastic individual who is outgoing and comfortable working in a customer facing role. This will be a varied and dynamic role where the successful candidate will be welcoming visitors to the park, working with other departments to ensure all aspects of the park are visitor friendly.

The candidate must be well-organised with the ability to multi-task. They will be expected to operate at a variety of levels, whilst prioritising customer care and satisfaction. Good communication skills and effective team-work are essential as the candidate will be interacting with our visitors as well as many departments across the park. Candidates must be willing to work outdoors all year round, as part of the role will involve outdoor work across the park.

Duties will include
  • Welcoming visitors to the park
  • Car park marshalling
  • General housekeeping across the park

Full job description can be downloaded here.

Applications

Application is by C.V. and must contain the following information:

  • Name, address, age, contact phone numbers at home and work (for discreet calls only)
  • Employment history
  • Educational history

You should include a statement of the relevant skills and experience that you believe you will bring to the job, paying careful attention to the requirements of the job outlined above.

You should give two referees to whom we can turn for a confidential reference, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. References will only be taken up for those candidates chosen for interview or, with regard to current employer, on offer of contract.

Applications will not be acknowledged unless sent by email, whereby an automatic reply shall be confirmation of receipt.

Applications should be sent to Helen Sayers, Wildwood Trust, Herne Common, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 7LQ. Or alternatively email jobs@wildwoodtrust.org


Café Assistant – Wildwood Kent

This is an exciting position, with a huge potential to improve our restaurant facility and the public perception. Working alongside the café team to improve the customer experience of visiting the park, the successful candidate will be able to actively engage in customer service and prioritise customer satisfaction whilst delivering high quality food.

Duties
  • Taking orders from customers
  • Preparing food
  • Receiving and putting away deliveries
  • Cleaning public and staff areas in the Woodland Café
  • Working on the till

Full job description can be downloaded here.

Applications

Application is by C.V. and must contain the following information:

  • Name, address, age, contact phone numbers at home and work (for discreet calls only)
  • Employment history
  • Educational history

You should include a statement of the relevant skills and experience that you believe you will bring to the job, paying careful attention to the requirements of the job outlined above.

You should give two referees to whom we can turn for a confidential reference, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. References will only be taken up for those candidates chosen for interview or, with regard to current employer, on offer of contract.

Applications will not be acknowledged unless sent by email, whereby an automatic reply shall be confirmation of receipt.

Applications should be sent to Helen Sayers, Wildwood Trust, Herne Common, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 7LQ. Or alternatively email jobs@wildwoodtrust.org