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Chester Zoo Is Hiring Someone To Look After Its Penguins

Chester Zoo Is Hiring Someone To Look After Its Penguins

The saying goes, if you love your job you'll never have to work a day in your life - and if your idea of heaven is spending all day with penguins, we may have found the role for you.

Chester Zoo is currently hiring for a Keeper to join its 'large and varied' Bird Team to assist with the daily care and management of species including Penguins, Parrots, Passerines, Pigeons and Cassowary.

Certainly beats sitting in an office doesn't it?!

How about helping rear some baby penguins? (Credit: Chester Zoo)
How about helping rear some baby penguins? (Credit: Chester Zoo)
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The full time permanent role (40 hours per week) sounds like a dream for fans of the waddling birds, but sadly, not just anyone can apply for the role.

Chester Zoo are looking for someone with the right qualifications, experience and in depth knowledge of birds.

The zoo is asking for their ideal candidate to have a HND or degree level qualification in a zoological related science or equivalent experience, as well as 'proven experience in the care and exhibition of birds in a zoological or bird collection'.

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They'd also like someone with 'excellent avicultural knowledge and experience of bird husbandry, diet and reproduction techniques', as well as an 'enthusiasm for and the understanding of modern zoos and the conservation challenges zoos face'.

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Added bonuses that will make you stand out from the crowd include 'outstanding observational skills with a high attention to detail' as well as 'excellent verbal and written communication skills' and proficiency in IT.

Chester Zoo also note that a UK driving licence would be advantageous.

Chester Zoo is looking for a new Keeper for its Birds Team (Credit: Chester Zoo)
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The role pays £21,934.33 per year and comes with 'excellent benefits package' including a pension scheme, 33 days paid holidays (inclusive of bank holidays) which increases with length of service, free tickets to the zoo, free bus or train travel to and from work from Chester and Ellesmere Port train stations plus loads more perks.

Chester Zoo does note that the working week will include some weekends and bank holidays.

You can apply for the position here by uploading your CV and writing a cover letter explaining why you'd be perfect for the role.

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Closing date for applications is noon on 28 September 2020. Good luck!

Featured Image Credit: Chester Zoo

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Ciara is a freelance writer working for Tyla. After graduating with an English Lit and Media degree from the University of Sussex, Ciara held jobs at GLAMOUR and Yahoo Style before packing up for a solo travelling trip around South America.