Job Title: Zoo Keeper and Aquarist Apprentice
Department: Animal Department
Directorate: Zoos and Engagement
Responsible to: Team Leader
Location: London Zoo
Contract Type: 2 year Fixed Term Contract
Hours: 37.5 Hours per week
The Zoological Society of London (ZSL), a charity founded in 1826, is a world-renowned centre of excellence for conservation science and applied conservation. ZSL’s mission is to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats. This is realised by carrying out field conservation and research in over 50 countries across the globe and through education and awareness-raising at our two zoos, ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, inspiring people to take conservation action.
ZSL is looking for a Apprentice Keeper in our Penguins & Flying Birds department. The successful candidate will be expected to ensure high standards of animal welfare and animal husbandry are carried out daily. To keep daily checks and records of animals health and behaviours and report to senior members of the team. Good communication skills and experience of dealing with the public is essential, together with the ability to work effectively within a team.
Qualifications & Experience
Skills & Abilities
What do we offer?
You will have access to a blended program of Wellbeing initiatives, including confidential access to our 24/7 Employee Assistance Program as well as regular webinars and activities around mental, physical, social and financial wellbeing. The opportunity to be part of an organisation that is committed to improving diversity and inclusion.
Other benefits include 25 days holiday, life assurance, stakeholder pension (employer contribution is matched up to 12%), complimentary zoo tickets with a 30% discount in shops and online, subsidised canteen, enhanced paternity and maternity leave, season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, subsidised gym membership and access to a wide range of learning and development opportunities (add LinkedIn Learning for managers).
Ultimately, you’ll know that you’ll help us to inspire, inform and empower people to stop wildlife going extinct.
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Closing date for applications: Midnight (23:59) Sunday 29th January 2023