Working On Safari
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.
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.
If you’re interested in working in a fun, vibrant and totally different environment unlike any other then becoming part of our 2021 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 on positive guest engagement, being respectful and welcoming, understanding and empathetic and relies on you using your initiative to enhance their experience.
This won’t be 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:
- Smile and be friendly and welcoming;
- Display enthusiasm and initiative;
- Proactively engage with children and adults.
- Confident and hardworking;
- Fun and engaging;
If you answered yes to all these talents, then you could be joining 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, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive a pre-screening interview before being invited to our next interview day.
Our next interview day is scheduled for Saturday 6 February, COVID-19 related guidance dependent.
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 14 March 2021.
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.