Keeper

This post is for a highly motivated person, who is practical and hard working. 
This role will suite a fit, practical person who can work outdoors during all weathers doing a physically demanding job.
 
Specifically:
  • Care for our collection of British native & once native wildlife
  • Build and maintain our natural woodland animal enclosures 
  • To engage with the public through talks and demonstrations about our animals
  • Help our conservation projects to promote wildlife conservation
 
The post-holder must have two years’ experience in a similar role. They will be mature in outlook, confident, hard working and practical. Common sense and the ability to concentrate and prioritise on the essentials of a task will be key elements of your personality. You will need to be prepared to work through peak times in what is a seasonal business.
 
Essential Skills and Experience:
  • A minimum work history of two years of paid employment, working with a range of relevant species, in a zoo or wildlife park.
  • Demonstrable understanding of animal management.
  • Experience of captive animal husbandry.
  • The ability and desire to enhance and develop your knowledge.
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Must be a team player with the ability to multi-task.
  • A genuine love of British wildlife.
  • Full clean drivers licence.
 
How to apply
Please submit your CV and covering letter by February 14th explaining why you would be the right candidate to:
By email: jobs@wildwoodtrust.org
By post: Marianne Benson, Wildwood Trust, Herne Common, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 7LQ
Please note that we do not acknowledge receipt of applications, if you would like yours to be acknowledged, please send it by post and include a stamped, addressed postcard.
For a full job description, please download pdf at this link.
 
 

Visitor Services and Park Assistant

The Wildwood Trust is looking for dynamic and reliable people to join our team of Visitor Services staff. This position requires outgoing and positive people who are passionate about the crucial work the trust does in protecting British wildlife, and who would be able to convey this passion to our visiting public. The job will include roles and responsibilities such as recruiting members to our cause, working in the shop, cleaning, stocking, manning our hugely popular drop slide and bear bridge as well as interacting with the public on a daily basis. The job is a mix of indoor and outdoor work, and every day will be different! All new staff will be given full training in all areas.
The position is part time permanent, and we are a 7 day a week tourist attraction so being available for weekends and school holidays is a must. Hours are flexible and we are a seasonal park, so the length of the working day changes throughout the year.
 
How to apply
If you are interested in joining our team, please send a C.V. and covering letter to Laura Shea at help@wildwoodtrust.org
Interviews will be arranged with you, and the position is for an immediate start ready for our 2018 season.