Qualified Keeper – Pinnipeds

Permanent position working 80 hours per fortnight

Salary £18,217 per annum


The Animal Department at Bristol Zoo Gardens has a vacancy for a pinniped keeper. This is a permanent position working 80 hours per fortnight as part of the departmental 14 day roster which will include weekends and bank holidays.


The successful applicant will have experience of working in a zoo environment and must have very good knowledge of pinniped husbandry and training. Holding a minimum PADI rescue diver (or equivalent) qualification would also be an advantage, but not essential.


All applicants must hold either a relevant degree plus have experience working in a recognised animal collection with pinnipeds, or hold the Diploma in the Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals (DMZAA).   


To apply for this position please e-mail a covering letter and full CV to: hr@bristolzoo.org.uk.  


The closing date for applications is Friday 8 December at 2pm.

Interviews will be held on Friday 15th December.

Bristol Zoo Gardens reserves the right to close this vacancy early.  Due to the expected number of applications we will only be contacting those shortlisted for interview.

Please read the job description and the person specification.



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