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Careers

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.

Current Vacancies:

Zoo Keeper 

A vacancy has arisen for an experienced Animal Keeper to work within a team at Lincolnshire
Wildlife Park, specifically in the animal sector where the stock is predominantly psittacines.
However work will also include big cats, small mammals and primates.  Working on this section, it
is essential that the successful candidate has bird awareness and zoo animal management
experience, and it is strongly preferred that they will have passed a Diploma in the Management of
Zoo and Aquarium Animals or an equivalent zoo biology focused qualification.  Experience of
working with the general public would also be beneficial. The successful candidate will be
expected to work as part of a team caring for all the species within the park and assist with our
keeper volunteer programme; under the supervision of the section’s senior keeper or head keeper.

About You:
To operate effectively in this role, practical experience in a zoo environment is essential and
experience of working with a range of wild animal species is desirable. You must also have up-to-
date knowledge and understanding of zoo legislation and best practice, along with a sound basis
of practical knowledge and skills about good zoo animal management. You must hold a full driving
license and if the successful candidate is not formally qualified, you must be willing to acquire the
Diploma in the Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals.
Working hours are 35 hours per week (annualised figure) and the post involves weekends and
occasional evening work.

Salary range for this post will be dependant on qualifications, age and
experience

Closing Date: ongoing

How to apply:
To apply for this role, please forward your application in no more than 300 words along with your
CV to jobs@lincswildlife.com


Experienced Cook

The Rainforest Diner, within Lincolnshire Wildlife Park, is looking for an experienced cook to join their team. The candidate must have knowledge of health & hygiene procedures, within a commercial kitchen environment. Whilst qualifications are not essential, they are preferred or in progress. This role is suitable for a hard-working individual, who is self-motivated and must be able to make their own way to and from the park without issues. The candidate must hold a full UK driving license, due to our rural positioning (please research before applying). Lincolnshire Wildlife Park is a seasonal animal attraction, and therefore becomes very busy during peak times, including Bank Holidays and weekends; so candidates must be available during these times. The successful candidate will be working as part of a small team and general duties will include opening and closing procedures, food preparation and service, cleaning & waste management within a kitchen. There may be the opportunity to learn other roles within the Diner, such as front of house service, but this is not guaranteed.

Full or part-time applicants will be considered for this role.

Salary and hours will be discussed at the interview stage – shifts may be staggered or evenings required for special events.

To apply, email your CV and a cover letter to: jobs@lincswildlife.com


A.R.R.C Keeper – POSITION FILLED

A vacancy has arisen for an experienced Animal Keeper with a high psittacine interest, to work within a team of enthusiastic keepers here at Lincolnshire Wildlife Park. The position is in the newly developed ‘Animal Rehabilitation and Reception Centre’ (ARRC) where the inhabitants are predominantly psittacines. However further duties may also include the parks mammals.  Working on this section, it is essential that the successful candidate has good bird awareness and zoo animal management experience, it is strongly preferred that you will have passed a Diploma in the Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals or an equivalent zoo biology focused qualification. Good knowledge of ZIMS is an advantage but not essential. Experience of working with the general public would also be beneficial. The successful candidate will be expected to work as part of a team, which could involve caring for all the species within the park, and assist with our keeper volunteer programme; under the supervision of the section’s senior keeper or head keeper.

About You:

To operate effectively in this role, practical experience in a zoo environment is essential and experience of working with a range of wild animal species is desirable. You must also have up-to-date knowledge and understanding of zoo legislation and best practice, along with a sound basis of practical knowledge and skills about good zoo animal management. A full driving license will be advantageous due to the location of the park, and if the successful candidate is not formally qualified, you must be willing to acquire the Diploma in the Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals.

Working hours are 35 hours per week (annualised figure) and the post involves weekend and occasional evening work.

Salary range for this post will be £12,000 – £17,000 dependant on qualifications, age and experience

Closing Date: 30.06.20

How to apply:

To apply for this role, please forward your application in no more than 300 words along with your CV to jobs@lincswildlife.com 


Trainee Grounds person (Apprentice) – POSITION FILLED

 A vacancy has arisen for an a trainee grounds person to work within the grounds team at Lincolnshire Wildlife Park.

Working on this section, it is essential that the successful candidate has the ability to work within a team or on their own. A good horticultural knowledge and interest is essential, as you will be a part of the team caring for all of the parks gardens and grounds. 

About You:

To operate effectively in this role, a willingness to learn new skills and an understanding that the majority of work is outdoors is essential.

Working hours are 35 hours per week (annualised figure) and the post may involve occasional weekend and evening work.

Salary range for this post will be negotiable depending on age and experience

Closing Date: 14th July 2020

How to apply:

To apply for this role, please forward your application in no more than 300 words along with your CV to jobs@lincswildlife.com 


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.