Friday, August 28, 2009

Keeper: African Apes Section - Twycross Zoo

Keeper: African Apes Section - Twycross Zoo
£301 to £332 pw

We have a vacancy for an experienced keeper to join our African Apes Section, mostly working with chimpanzees but also assisting with gorillas and bonobos.

Applicants must have experience as a professional keeper working with at least one of the great ape species. The ideal candidate will also have some experience of occupational enrichment.

The pay rates are £301.79 pw (£15,693 pa) for a Grade 2 Keeper, £316.21 pw (£16,443 pa) for a Grade 1 Keeper and £332.69 pw (£17,300 pa) for a Senior Keeper. Grade is determined by the job holder’s level of competence, expertise and knowledge, not length of service.

We offer a choice of weekly or monthly pay, uniform, 31 days holiday, 5% employer’s pension contribution and the possibility of on-site accommodation.

Twycross Zoo is in Leicestershire, a registered charity and home to over a thousand animals of 250 different species. We have exciting plans for developing the Zoo further, continuing our work in conservation of endangered species and providing the very best environment that we can.

If you are interested, please send your CV with a covering letter to or post it to Human Resources, Twycross Zoo, Atherstone CV9 3PX. Closing date: as soon as we can appoint the right person.

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