Safari Park...




HOURS:  5 days over 7, working an average of 40 hours per week.
CONTRACT: Permanent
CLOSING DATE: Sunday 8th February 2015

Knowsley Safari is the largest safari park in the UK and in 2014 was named the highest rated safari park in the UK in Trip Advisors Travellers' Choice awards for Zoos and Aquariums. We are recruiting for a Deputy Team Leader for our Carnivore/Antelop team. We are looking for an enthusiastic candidiate that can assist in developing and delivering high standards of animal care as well as proactively supervise and manage team members, contributing to the progression of the Park. Amongst other carnivore species, the section hosts our magnificent pride of lions in a drive through setting. Apart from carnivore species, this section also encompasses a wide range of hoofstock species.

The successful candidate will have soun knowledge of animal husbandry. They will be flexible, experienced, proactive, and have a strong team mentality to achieve the team's objectives. Previous experience of managing people, and working with exotic animal species along with experience of positive reinforcement techniques would be advantageous.

Sound knowledge of working within safe working protocols and risk assessments is essential as well as full UK driving license. Tractor and trailer driving experience is desireable and firearms experience would be beneficial. However, training will be provided. The succesful candidate will have an Advanced National Certificate in the Management of Zoo Animals qualification (or equivalent national recognised Level 3 qualification).

This is a full time, permenant position (average 40 hour working week) which will include bank holidays and weekends on a rotated basis, providing one weekend off in every three. The position comes with a salary of up to £19,500 depending on suitability and experience as well as 23 days holiday each year plus 8 days in lieu of bank holidays, and a generous pension scheme. Continuous professional development is encouraged and the company will provide the tools to accomplish this.

Due to the position of Knowsley Safari, your own transport is essential.

How to Apply:
Application form together will full CV should be sent to or alternatively, post to Human Resources, Knowsley Safari, Prescot, Merseyside, L34 4AN. Please mark your application CA Deputy Team Leader.

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The closing date for applications is Sunday 8th February with interviews likely to be held the week commencing 23rd February.

Please note that if you have been shortlisted, we will aim to communicate with you via your email address shortly after the closing date. As such it is recommended that you regularly check your email accounts, particularly during the 14 day period following the close date. Due to the expected number of applications for this positions we will only be contacting those shortlisted for interview.


We are currently recruiting vibrant and friendly cast members to join our Guest Services team.

First impressions are key! As the face of Knowsley Safari you will possess excellent interpersonal skills to ensure all guests have an experience to remember!

You should have a vibrant personality to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere throughout the Safari Park. As our roles are customer-facing, you should take a positive and friendly approach when encountering guests to create a fun and exciting environment.

Roles available include: Ride Hosts, Restaurant Team Members, Show Stewards, Retail Assistants, Front Dest / Admissions Team Members.

Hours depend on individual roles and working days will include weekends with opportunities for work on weekdays. Full time hours may potentially be available during peak season times.

How to Apply: Are you the ideal candidate to join our team? If so, please submit a recent CV including full contact details (Name, Mobile Number, and Email Address) along with a short message detailing why you think you are suited to the role to:


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