Cover Keeper – Hamerton Zoo Park

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Cover Keeper - Hamerton Zoo Park

A position has become available for an experienced full-time cover keeper to start as soon as possible, working 5 days per week with fixed days, including weekends and bank holidays. The salary is National Minimum Wage with 28 days holiday per year. Hours 8.30am until 5.30pm.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated and highly motivated individual to join our small, friendly team. To cover all sections within the park. This position involves tasks such as cleaning, feeding, and enclosure maintenance, health checks and food preparation.

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring the highest standard of animal husbandry are met. They must also be capable of working well within a team, as well as alone and unsupervised. You must be educated to at least GCSE level in English and Maths. An animal-based qualification is preferred but not essential.

Due to the physical nature of the job, applicants will need to be physically fit and healthy, and be fully prepared to work outside in all weathers.

A full driving license is essential due to our rural location.

Please address your CV and covering letter by email to Katherine Adams, Head Keeper to

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


On-site parking

Shared mobile home accommodation available

Ability to commute/relocate:

Huntingdon, PE28 5RE: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (preferred)


GCSE or equivalent (preferred)

Closing Date: 10th December 2023

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