Senior Animal Keeper (Primates) – Port Lympne

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Senior Animal Keeper - Primate Section

Salary range: £21,174.00 - £23,004.00 DOE Plus Desirable Benefits
Plus a living out allowance or £2,600 per annum pro-rata to working hours, if onsite accommodation is not required or available.
Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve, based in Kent, is seeking a passionate, experienced, hardworking, and motivated Senior Animal Keeper to work with a team of enthusiastic keepers on our Primate section. The successful applicant will be expected to undertake all duties on the section from general husbandry including cleaning and feeding as well as enclosure maintenance and record keeping.
Conservation education plays a big role in the park so there will be plenty of opportunities for talks and encounters with the public. We provide extensive staff training and will offer the opportunity to develop your professional skills and abilities.

Who we are looking for:
You must have experience working with Primates, gained in a mainstream zoological collection and a full valid driving licence is essential. You will be a good communicator with the ability to impart knowledge to the section. You will need to be confident around all types of primates with a hands-on approach to the restraint and handling of animals where necessary. Over 5 years’ experience would be desirable, with knowledge of health and safety. A working knowledge of basic Office software will be an advantage, as well as an understanding of ZIMS.

Contract details:
This is a full-time, permanent role working five days out of seven, 40 hours per week, generally 8am to 5pm including weekends and bank holidays. All applicants must have the right to work in the UK. A reliable mode of transport is recommended due to our remote location.

The location:
Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve is a world-renowned wild animal park set within 600 acres of Kentish savannah. The Reserve is home to some of the world’s most rare and endangered animals and offers luxury short breaks accommodation, free roaming animal safaris, once-in-a-lifetime animal encounters and exquisite dining experiences.
Most importantly, every one of our employees is part of real conservation in action and their efforts have contributed to animals such as black rhino and western lowland gorillas being returned to their natural habitats in collaboration with our partners at The Aspinall Foundation.

Why you should join us:
As well as walking to work surrounded by the calls of Howler monkeys and roars from our pride of Lions, you will also join a supportive team who are passionate about their place of work.

You can also expect a host of other benefits including:
• 28 days annual leave inclusive of bank holidays, rising with length of service.
• Comprehensive training and development opportunities, including workshops and e-learning
• Enhanced Sickness, Maternity and Paternity Policies.
• Unlimited free entry for you and a person of your choice into both of our parks as well as friends and family tickets.
• Exceptional discounts on food, retail, and accommodation at our parks.
• Numerous retail discounts and access to a 24-hour counselling line through our Healthy Extras Scheme.
• And many more length or service-related rewards and Benefits.

Closing Date: Monday 15th May 2023

To Apply: Please email your full C.V. and covering letter to –
Visit our website: to find out more about us

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