Are you considering a career in a safari park or zoo?

Our range of current vacancies are listed below for you to explore.

Animal Keeper

Closing date: 22nd May 2016

We are currently recruiting an experienced Keeper to join our dedicated team. With wonderful new exhibits planned, our animal collection changing and growing, and further work in research, conservation and education, this is such an exciting time to be joining us.

This is a permanent full time position on a rota system including weekends and public holidays. Flexibility is required. Experience working with large mammals would be an advantage. Salary will be in accordance with skills and experience. No accommodation is offered with this role.

As we are looking for a Keeper with experience, you are expected to have been in paid, full time employment in a zoological collection for a minimum of two years. You should have an animal based qualification and a full UK driving licence. Applicants must be hard-working, conscientious, able to work as part of a team and always looking to pursue high standards of welfare and husbandry, as well as visitor experience.

Due to the location of the park your own transport is essential.


How to apply

Application form together with full CV should be sent to or alternatively, posted to: Human Resources, Knowsley Safari Park, Prescot, Merseyside, L34 4AN.

Please click here to view the job description

Please click here for application form.

First stage interviews will be held on Thursday 2 June 2016.

Due to the expected number of applications for this position we will only be contacting those shortlisted for interview.

Sous Chef

Hours: 2080 hours per annum (40 hrs p/w average)

Salary: £8.00-£9.00 per hour (dependant on experience)

Contract: Permanent


We’re looking for an energetic and highly motivated Sous Chef to join our catering team. The successful individual will have a flare and enthusiasm for cooking with fresh, quality ingredients and experience of working with volume catering.

Your main responsibility is to deliver freshly prepared food for our guests ensuring a high level of performance, guest satisfaction and profitability. You will assist in managing the day-to-day operation of the catering department, co-ordinating food production schedules and ensuing the highest level of food quality, taste and presentation whilst maintaining excellent standards of hygiene in strict accordance with the Company’s hygiene policy throughout all kitchen areas.

You will be expected to work flexibly on an annualised hour’s contract based on the seasonality of the business and its needs. This will include weekends and bank holidays.

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How to Apply

Send us your CV along with our Application Form to or alternatively post in to “Human Resources, Knowsley Safari Park, Prescot, Merseyside, L34 4AN”. Please mark your application ‘Knowsley Safari Sous Chef’.

Please note that if you have been shortlisted, we will aim to communicate with you within 14 days following the closing date. If you have not been contacted in this time, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Animal Division Internship Opportunities

Application Period: Open – Closes 15th May 2016

Duration: 44-48 weeks (university dependent)

Commitment: 5 out of 7 days per week

If you are working towards an animal based degree, our 44 week Student Placement is designed to offer you an education in the practical aspects of an Animal Keeper role within an outstanding Safari Park surrounded by experienced keepers who are more than happy to pass on their skills and knowledge. We offer you first-hand experience within the Park/Zoo community with plenty of support, training and development of you as an individual. Following our placement you will develop skills in animal management & husbandry, organisation & planning, and teamwork & communication, and gain a realistic idea of the intense physical demands of the role.

When applying for the Animal Division internships, please note that you must be at least 18 years old.

All placements are voluntary and unpaid. Places available are limited for each opportunity and are subject to application and interview.

For more information and details of how to apply please see click here.


Learning & Discovery Internship Opportunities

Application Period: The application period for 2016 internships has now closed. Adverts for our 2017 internships will be posted in January 2017.

Duration: 10 weeks, March – May or June – August

The Learning & Discovery Internship positions are ideal for those looking to gain valuable experience in zoo / science education, and are also applicable for trainee teachers looking to broaden their experience and work in and out of classroom setting. Those with an interest in developing their engagement or theatrical skills, or who have are looking towards animal or conservation based careers are also encouraged to apply.

All placements are voluntary and unpaid. Places available are limited for each opportunity and are subject to application and interview.

Unfortunately, we do not accept work experience or volunteering requests at this time and we do not offer any internships other than the advertised Learning & Discovery and Animal Division internships.

Click here for more details of how to apply




Seasonal cast members wanted

 Can you?

  1. Smile
  2. Display enthusiasm and initiative
  3. Engage with children and adults

Are you?

  1. Confident
  2. Energetic and hard working
  3. Fun

If you answered yes to all these talents we want you to join our team in the following areas:

Ride staff, restaurant staff, hosts & stewards, and reception team

If you are successful with your application, you must be willing to work on a flexible basis. Hours will vary depending on the needs of the business and time of the year. Working days will include weekdays, weekends, bank holidays and school holidays.

How to Apply

If you think that you are the ideal Cast Member then submit a recent CV including full contact details (name, mobile number and email address) along with a short message detailing why you believe you are suited to the role to:

Please note that the next Cast Member Auditions will take place in May / June 2016 before the Summer holidays.


Unfortunately, we do not accept work experience or volunteering requests at this time and we do not offer any internships other than the advertised Learning & Discovery and Animal Division internships. BIAZA has put together a great guide of information for those who are considering a career within the zoological community which you can find here!


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