Safari Park...

Vacancies:

  

ANIMAL KEEPER - CARNIVORE/ANTELOPE TEAM


Hours: 5 over 7 days per week
Salary: £13,936 - £15,000 (dependant on experience)
Contract: Permanent

We are currently recruiting for a permanent Animal Keeper to join out Carnivore/Antelope team.

The carnivore and antelope section contains a variety of species from big cats to various antelope and deer species in large mixed exhibits. A team of 6 keeping staff are encouraged to work hands-on in a continuously changing environment, always looking to pursue high standards of welfare, husbandry as well as guest experiences.

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic self-starter. They will have sound knowledge of animal husbandry and be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the natural history and management of animals in their care.

They will be expected to have an animal based qualification and a full clean driving license. Experience driving tractors and off road vehicles would be advantageous.

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

This is a permanent position which will include bank holidays and weekends, although there is a rota providing one in every three weekends off work.


How to Apply: Application form together with full CV should be sent to recruitment@knowsley.com or alternatively post in to Human Resources, Knowsley Safari Park, Prescot, Merseyside, L34 4AN. Please mark your application 'CA Animal Keeper'.

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.


SOUS CHEF


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 recruitment@knowsley.com 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.
 

BUS/TOUR DRIVER


We are seeking an enthusiastic driver tour guide to deliver informative and fun tours to our guests in our 33 seat bus.


You must enjoy talking to people from all over the world and be able to engage in a positive and friendly manner. You will required to explain our animal collection, their conservation status and other factual information about Knowsley Safari and the wider Knowsley Estate.

This position is part time and flexible but requires you to work most weekends and school holidays.

Required:
* Hold a clean category D license
Full and valid CPC license
Have a good driving record
Possess excellent people skills
Must work well as part of a team
Be able to provide two satisfactory references to us
DBS Check to be completed
Speak fluent English
Have right to work in the UK
Have a genuine desire to succeed

How to Apply: Are you the ideal candidate for this role? 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: admin@archospitality.co.uk


GUEST SERVICES - SEASONAL CAST MEMBERS

  
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: admin@archospitality.co.uk

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES


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.
 

Internship

Duration

Commitment

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.

 

 
ARE YOU CONSIDERING A CAREER IN A SAFARI PARK OR ZOO? 
 

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.


Open Everyday
from 10am
See when we are open
Animal Encounters
Buy Gifts Online
The Latest...
The Knowsley Safari Salon: “camel Cuts” - Hairdressing isn’t just for humans… Our flock of camels have been a big talking point for years, with many fans posting photos to our Facebook page showcasin... Read More

New Discovery Days! Coming Soon... - Visit the Safari Park this year and you'll see we are celebrating all things to do with DISCOVERY! Discovery Days will be held during school holidays and the... Read More