Animal Keeper Team Leader - Great Apes (4645)
Animal Keeper Team Leader - Great Apes
A unique career opportunity to lead the team caring for all 4 Great Apes!
East Midland Zoological Society has been running Twycross Zoo for almost 60 years in the heart of England in Atherstone. We are an award-winning conservation and science-led zoo which is rapidly growing, and pre-Covid, were welcoming over 600,000 people every year to our 100-acre rural site.
We are an ambitious organisation keen to drive the conservation and scientific aspects of the zoo to new heights as well as optimising on commercial advantages. We are the only zoo in the UK to house all 4 great apes - Gorilla, Orangutan, Bonobo and Chimpanzee - and we care for some of the most endangered animals to the highest welfare standards, including an extensive primate collection plus tiger, leopard, giraffe, rhino, penguin, flamingo and giant tortoise represented.
The Role - Animal Keeper Team Leader - Great Apes
Reporting to the Curator of Living Collections, you’ll play a key role in leading the team of around 14 colleagues caring for our Great Apes. Your role will require you to:
Our Requirements – Animal Keeper Team Leader - Great Apes
Although not essential, an appropriate animal related qualification or willingness to work towards, would be preferable.
Staff engagement is at the very core of what we do. We are committed to the fundamental approach of equal opportunities in employment.
You will benefit from:
More about Twycross Zoo:
Over the last 8 years we have opened a new gibbon island complex, a multi-million-pound chimpanzee area, built a new tiger habitat and a new rhino area and welcomed our largest visitor numbers ever in 2019. We launched our Tz2030Vision in late 2019 which sets out the developments for the next 10 years including a National Science and Conservation Centre.
Covid has hit us hard but with great teamwork and restructuring only put development plans on hold for a year so we are emerging with a renewed energy to restart and continue our growth and success.
You’ll be part of an evolving and progressive organisation at Twycross Zoo East Midland Zoological Society. We can promise a challenging and supportive workplace where your expertise is valued, and change is a constant! Our organisation strives to educate and inspire everyone to care about, and therefore help save, the other species with which we share our planet.
All applications for this Animal Keeper Team Leader - Great Apes vacancy are to be submitted online, and strictly no agency calls or agency CV submissions.