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Zoo Supervisor - Chessington, London

Employer
Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Location
Chessington, London
Salary
£30,000 per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

Job Details

Zoo Supervisor - Chessington, London 

Location: Chessington World of Adventures Resort Leatherhead Road Chessington Surrey KT9 2NE

Here at Chessington World of Adventures, and we are recruiting for a Zoo Supervisor for our fabulous zoo team on a full time and permanent basis. to join the team!
In this role you will be responsible for the management and coordination of all aspects of the carnivore and primate areas. This role will require you to supervise the safe and efficient delivery of the zoo operation, working closely with a team of direct reports, focusing on animal welfare, husbandry, training, and guests’ experience. You will also contribute to the efficient operation of the wider zoo department and resort offering.

Reporting into the Zoo Manager and Assistant Zoo Manager, you will manage and promote the compliance of and adherence to all relevant health & safety procedures and protocols in line with legal and company requirements, including the zoo licence and the standards of modern zoo practice for Great Britain (and/or any future succeeding guidance and legislation), all whilst supporting the broader resort operation in the delivery of the company’s business objectives.

You will have great vision to drive change and continue to develop the areas you are responsible for overseeing, working with your immediate team and the wider zoo and resort teams where applicable. Supporting the vision of the Zoo Manager and Assistant Manager.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Proven ability to lead a team with drive and passion
  • Solid background of health & safety knowledge and crucial zoo legislation
  • Able to stay focused and in control under pressure
  • 5 years minimum relevant experience
  • Experience of working with Category 1 species in a zoo-based environment is essential

Benefits

  • An annual salary of £30,000
  • 28 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • ‘Enjoy the Ride’ Merlin Annual Passes - 6 in total per year, 1 for you, plus 5 to gift to loved ones!
  • Merlin Magic Pass - 20 free tickets for you, your family and friends to enjoy all of our Merlin Attractions across the world rising to 40 after a year’s service
  • Company bonus
  • Private pension scheme
  • 40% discount online off LEGO
  • 25% discount in our on-site retail shops and restaurants
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • Plus, many more...

At Merlin we welcome the world to our magical attractions and resorts every day and we want to reflect that same multicultural mix inside our business too. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse workplace where people can be themselves, have the same opportunities and thrive together. Because at Merlin, everyone matters!

Together, we work to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, no matter their age, race, gender, disability or sexual orientation. Although we understand that we'll always be learning and growing, we aim to be the most inclusive and flexible employer in our industry.

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