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Working for Lincolnshire Wildlife Park is a unique career available nowhere else in Europe. Working closely with nearly 2000 parrots is a unique experience. Taking a part in the rehabilitation work and being involved with leading edge research programs are just some of the things we can offer.

Job Vacancy

Parrots are at the forefront of all that we do, so we are looking for a keeper that is confident in working with Psittacines, for immediate start. This position is based within ARRC (The Animal Rehabilitation and Reception Centre) at the park. It will mainly involve the husbandry of sick or new parrots to the sanctuary, including some medical treatment and medicinal administration.

Hours of work: 184 pcm

Rate of pay: £17,600 – £23,000

What is involved?

Working in ARRC will involve all aspects of animal keeping and husbandry, within mainly a Parrot collective. This specialist environment within the park provides care and protection to the animals within our sanctuary. Working with animals can be very physically demanding and will involve a high volume of cleanliness & manual labour when clearing, re-bedding and maintaining cages and incubation units. You will be expected to perform health and safety checks, maintain a high level of hygiene, provide enrichment and nutrition to the animals & work as part of a team. Low level veterinary-focussed training will be provided, including the use of ZIMS and data recording.

What is expected of you?

We are looking for a candidate with a special interest and passion for parrots and birds. We are The Parrot Zoo Trust, so confidence around bird species is a must. You will be expected to have gained a qualification in Animal Care or Husbandry & provide evidence of any academic achievements relating to this role. A knowledge of data inputting or ZIMS is favourable but not essential. Part of this role will be to work closely with work experience students and volunteers of the charity, as well as the general public bringing their parrot(s) to be rehomed with us. We expect our staff to conduct themselves in a timely & professional manner at all times while representing our charity.

How to apply:

Please email your CV and cover letter to jobs@lincswildlife.com


Application closes on 20th March 2023

If successfully shortlisted, an application form & job description will be sent by 23rd March 2023, for completion by 27th March 2023

Interviews dates TBC. Immediate start where possible.

Volunteering/Work Experience

At Lincolnshire Wildlife Park, we do often have vacancies for Volunteers to come and work alongside our current Zoo Keepers in maintaining the enclosures to gain valuable experience working with animals. If you are studying for a career within the animal management, care or veterinary sector and would like some practical experience, then we may be able to offer a positive start for you.

What is Involved?

Working with animals can be very physically demanding and will involve a high volume of cleanliness & manual labour when clearing, re-bedding and maintaining enclosures. You will be expected to assist our keepers with enclosure & aviary cleaning, general park duties, food preparation & occasional interaction with sick or injured birds or animals. Work experience at Lincolnshire Wildlife Park will mainly include working within The Parrot Zoo Trust charity, assisting with the husbandry of birds and parrots.

What is expected from you?

As mentioned, working with birds and animals is very physically demanding, therefore you will need to be fit and active with a positive mental attitude towards work. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are keen to learn & confident with public interaction. This is important as we are an attraction for visitors and you may be required to speak with them, especially when maintaining our Walk-Through aviary environment. You will not be handling and cuddling animals on a daily basis, this position is to gain practical day-to-day experience; and you will be expected to respect the animals and current staff members at all times. Individuals must be confident with animals and birds alike, we house over 1000 parrots, therefore you will need to confidently enter aviaries during your time with us.

Please email: sophie@lincswildlife.com for any volunteering, internship or work experience enquiries, and include any course information and desired dates/time scale for us to be able to check availability. You will be required to attend an interview with our animal manager before being accepted for a placement.

Important Information for Applicants:

Under the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, we are required to check that anyone taking employment with us has the legal right to work in the UK. All shortlisted candidates will therefore be asked to provide documentary proof of this during the interview process and we will be required to take a copy of the successful candidates’ documents before the employment commences.