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Interested in a career working within a zoological collection?

Our careers hub provides you with more information about working within zoological education, animal husbandry and welfare and what it’s like to work at Knowsley Safari.

You’ll find information about our latest vacancies as well as answers to some of the frequently asked questions we receive; and we also provide some tips and advice on the recruitment process and what we look for in an applicant. For more information on our applicant privacy notice here.

We hope that you find the careers hub to be a useful portal of information for those of you wishing to work within a zoological collection, and here, at Knowsley Safari.

Available Positions

If you are looking for a career where you would be part of an organization that actively tries to make a difference to the natural world by inspiring and connecting our communities to benefit all of those generations still to come, then Knowsley Safari could be the place you’ve been searching for.

This amazing feeling and call to action is something which our staff care so passionately about. We focus on making a positive impact on our guests, our animals, our community and our people.

We are recruiting for an Experienced Ungulate Keeper to join our Ungulate team on a permanent basis. 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.

 

The Recruitment Pack for this role which includes more information along with the job description and person specification can be downloaded here.

 

Application Form can be downloaded here and must be submitted along with your CV.

 

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 09 June 2019.

A truly exciting opportunity has arisen for an Events and Conference Manager join our team at Knowsley Safari. You will be responsible for creating, organising, delivering and evaluating the Knowsley Safari events programme that focusses both on commercially led events as well as non-profit for fun and educational activities to make visits to Knowsley Safari amazing and unforgettable. You’ll be expected to show off your creativity and come up with original ideas for events and activities which can be hosted at the Park which will enhance the guest experience, make us stand out from the crowd, and which are also commercially viable. You will also be responsible for the management of our events and conference centre, dealing with enquires, attracting new clients, completing show rounds and organising conference packages with clients.

 

The successful candidate will have 3-5 years previous experience running indoor and outdoor events, with strong communication and time management skills as well as an excellent attention to detail. You will have project management experience and an understanding of Health & Safety requirements. It is essential that candidates applying have a full driving license as this role involves working across a large site where the ability to drive will be necessary. The ideal candidate will be able to work flexibly with regards to working days and hours due to the nature of the events.

 

Please click here to view the recruitment pack for this role which includes job description and person specification.

 

How to Apply

Please send a full CV and covering letter along with our application form, downloadable here, to recruitment@knowsley.com. No postal applications. Your covering letter will be used during our shortlisting process so use this document wisely!

 

The application period will close on Sunday 2 June 2019

 

Due to the expected number of applications we regret to inform you that we will only be contacting those who have been shortlisted for interview.

Knowsley Safari are recruiting for an Experienced Carnivore Keeper to join our Carnivore team on a permanent basis. 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.

The Recruitment Pack for this role which includes more information along with the job description and person specification can be downloaded on our website here.

 

How to Apply

Please send your completed application form which can be downloaded here with your CV to recruitment@knowsley.com.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Friday 24 May 2019

Interviews are expected to take place on Wednesday 5 June 2019

 

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

Seasonal Position

If you’re interested in working in a fun, vibrant and totally different environment unlike any other then becoming part of our 2019 seasonal team may be for you. We’re looking for ‘people who love people’ as we hope that each and every guest who visits Knowsley Safari experiences “The Best Day Out Ever”. This centres around positive guest engagement, being respectful and welcoming, understanding and empathetic and relies on you using your initiative to enhance their experience.

This isn’t just any normal interview, this is an audition.

We want personalities who are fun and engaging with our guests and who are determined to deliver each and every guest a wonderful experience, leaving them with memories which last forever.

If you think that you’d be an asset to our team then ask yourself these questions:

Can you?

  1. Smile and be friendly and welcoming;
  2. Display enthusiasm and initiative;
  3. Proactively engage with children and adults

Are you?

  1. Confident and hardworking;
  2. Fun and engaging;
  3. Proactive

If you answered yes to all these talents, then you could be joining our guest engagement and customer services 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, school holidays and evenings.

How to Apply

If you think that you are the ideal Team Member then submit your 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: admin@archospitality.co.uk

Our next recruitment day will be held before Easter so apply now to express your interest.

We’re looking for an Events Executive to join our busy Events team at our sister company Knowsley Hall. They’ll be delivering outstanding and dedicated customer service for any event held at the Hall or within Knowsley Estate.

For further information about the role, along with job description and person specification, please see the Recruitment Pack which can be downloaded here.

We ask that you email us your CV along with our application form, which can be found here, should you wish to apply for the position.

The application period will close on Sunday 2 June 2019 and interviews are expected to take place w/c  10 June 2019.

We’re looking for a Housekeeping Supervisor to assist the Head Housekeeper in the effective running of our housekeeping team, whilst ensuring the cleanliness of Knowsley Hall is maintained to a high standard.

 

For further information about the role, along with job description and person specification, please see the Recruitment Pack which can be downloaded here.

 

We ask that you email us your CV along with our application form, which can be found here, should you wish to apply for the position.

 

The application period will close on Sunday 9 June 2019 and interviews are expected to take place w/c  10 June 2019.

We’re looking for a Housekeeper to join our Housekeeping team to ensure the cleanliness of Knowsley Hall is maintained to a high standard.

 

For further information about the role, along with job description and person specification, please see the Recruitment Pack which can be downloaded here.

 

We ask that you email us your CV along with our application form, which can be found here, should you wish to apply for the position.

 

The application period will close on Sunday 9 June 2019 and interviews are expected to take place w/c  10 June 2019.

Student Placements and Work Experience

For individuals who are planning a career within the zoological community, Knowsley Safari’s Internships are a fantastic opportunity to learn from our experienced staff within an outstanding Safari Park environment.

At this time we only offer the advertised placements and are therefore unfortunately unable to accommodate any other requests that do not meet the criteria or commitment as outlined. Please read all information carefully before emailing or applying.

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

 

For individuals who are planning a career within the zoological community, Knowsley Safari’s Internships are a fantastic opportunity to learn from our experienced staff within an outstanding Safari Park environment.

At this time we only offer the following two work experience / internship programmes and are therefore unfortunately unable to accommodate any other requests that do not meet the criteria or commitment as outlined below. Please read the following information carefully, along with the pages linked that provide more information about the internships below before emailing or applying.

To be eligible to apply for our internships you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must be 18 years old or above.
  • You must be able to commit to the full duration of the placement on the dates agreed.

Find more information here.

Please note that all placements are voluntary and unpaid. Accommodation is not provided. Places available are limited for each opportunity and are subject to application and assessment.

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