Dream job?

Cooped up in the office? Feel like you’re in the wrong career? Love animals? If you answered yes to any of these, you may be elated to hear of the new Keeper job going at Chester Zoo. Turns out it is a very integral job for the future of animals and not a job where you get paid to hug giraffes all day. For over 80 years Chester Zoo have been a leading conservation and education charity, and an amazing, award-winning visitor attraction.

They’re a team of passionate, talented, enthusiastic and expert people, doing everything they can to keep the zoo going, from feeding the animals to discovering new conservation ideas, and giving their 1.9 million visitors an inspirational day out.They work hard because we love animals, they care about nature, they love Chester Zoo and they want to be the best zoo in the world. If you think you can help them achieve that, then we’re sure they’d love to hear from you.

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For the right candidate, this post offers a fantastic opportunity to work with a wide variety of mammal species ranging from Black and Greater One Horned Rhinos, Giraffes as well as Grevy’s Zebra, Onager and a range of Bovid’s, Deer and Antelope. Chester Zoo aims to set a benchmark for animal welfare and the successful candidate must be able to deliver an excellent level of animal husbandry, care and welfare for the assigned mammals; ensuring that all enclosures and facilities are maintained to the highest possible standards.

The closing date for the application is 10th of June. Find out more about the role and apply here.