Safari Park...




Hours: 1820 hours per annum
Salary: £8.00-8.50 per hour (dependant on experience)
Contract: One Year Fixed Term with the possibility of Permanent thereafter

We are currently recruiting for a sous chef to join our catering team. 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 ensuring 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.

We're looking for an energetic and highly motivated individual who has a flare and enthusiasm for cooking with fresh quality ingredients and experience of working with volume catering.

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

How to Apply: Application form together with full CV should be sent to or alternatively post in to Human Resources, Knowsley Safari Park, Prescot, Merseyside, L34 4AN. Please mark your application 'KSP Sous Chef'.

Please click here to view the job description.
Please click here for our application form.

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


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:


For those individuals who are planning a career working within the zoological world whether it be as an Animal Keeper of an Education Officer, Knowsley Safari’s internship programmes offer an invaluable opportunity to learn from our experienced staff. 

We offer two internship options: our Animal Division internship and our Learning & Discovery internship. Both application periods for this season are now closed.




Find Out More

Application Period

Animal Division

44-48 weeks
(university dependant)
5 out of 7
days per week
Click here Currently closed.
Opens again 01 December 2015

Learning & Discovery

10 weeks
June - August
4 out of 7
days per week
Click here Currently closed.
Opens again 04 January 2016

If you’re looking at 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. 

Unfortunately, we do not accept work experience or volunteering requests, and at this time and we do not offer any internships other than the two listed above. 

If you are aged between 15-18 and you are interested in a career with zoo animals, the environment and conservation, you may wish to consider our popular Knowsley Academy programme. Please book early as places are filled quickly.



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!


If you're aged between 15 - 18 and interested in a career with zoo animals, the environment and conservation click here for information about joining the Knowsley Academy 2015.

Details of the 2015 programme are now available through the link above.

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