Primates Section Head – YWP

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Primates Section Head

Since its opening in 2009, Yorkshire Wildlife Park has evolved to become the UK’s number 1 on-foot safari. We feature walkthrough exhibits that take the guest directly into the world of the animals. A dynamic centre for conservation and welfare, the park currently has over 400 animals across more than 70 different species. Unique, innovative and undergoing a period of continued growth and development, Yorkshire Wildlife Park attracts over 750,000 visitors per annum.

We are currently looking for an experienced Primates Section Head to join our dynamic and energetic animal department. The successful candidate will have a positive, ‘can do’ attitude and demonstrate a consistently proactive and flexible approach to work.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Ensure consistent exemplary husbandry and welfare standards on the section.
  • Management of the team members.
  • Implement and consistently monitor health and safety protocol.
  • Provision of an exemplary guest experience.


  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong leadership skills and experience.
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated with the ability to work well under pressure.
  • To be considered, applicants must be confident in delivering talks and presentations to large audiences on a daily basis.
  • Must be flexible and able to work during our peak times which include weekends, bank holidays and school holidays.

To apply for this position please visit the vacancies section of our website where you can download the required application form and job vacancy information pack.

If you have an enquiry about this vacancy which is not answered by the job vacancy information pack, please contact the HR Department via email 

The closing date for applications is Sunday 11th June 2023.


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