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Trainee Ranger

Fota Wildlife Park is offering a permanent position as Trainee Ranger in the Animal Care Department.

The section comprises an interesting group of primate species, which includes endangered species like gibbons, spider monkeys and lemurs. 

The duties of the post will include but are not limited to:
• To learn about the animals they are working with; carry out observation of their health and welfare in the section you are allocated to using the agreed procedures.
• To prepare and distribute the diets of animals according to agreed practice and to observe that animals eating effectively.
• To clean animal areas using the agreed procedures and time frames.
• Report any animal health concerns to a more senior ranger.
• Carry out responsible work practices relevant to zoonotic diseases.
• Assist with keeping enclosures, food preparation and public viewing areas at high standard of hygiene, cleanliness and exhibition.
• Visually check enclosure structure daily, reporting concerns immediately.
• Learn to assist with minor repairs and maintenance.
• Assist in ensuring all animal dept. areas, including canteen and toilets are kept tidy and to a high standard of cleanliness and hygiene where applicable.

Key Skills & Requirements
• Has some experience of caring for domestic and/or exotic animals and demonstrates a responsible and enthusiastic approach to the work.
• Understands why their work may be restricted compared to higher grade rangers dependant on the animals involved and their level of competence.
• Is physically fit enough for the required duties on the allocated section.
• Is literate with sufficient understanding of English, to understand written and verbal instructions.
• Has an interest in the zoo’s work and purpose.
• Flexibility in working times and duties is always a key requirement to ensure animals needs are covered.
• All employees must ensure that our visitors always experience excellent customer service and therefore will be willing to give operational support to any department requested.

This position includes weekend duties on a roster system. 

Please apply on-line filling in the below form. 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 16th September 2019


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