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Join the Adventure Valley team in Brasside, Durham. We’re the biggest family adventure park in the North East!   With different departments and job roles from animal carers to cafe assistants, attraction attendants or the retail team, there just may be the perfect role for you and if so we would love to hear from you.

We are currently recruiting for following positions (click the links to read the job descriptions):

If you are interested in joining the team, please email your CV and covering letter to jobs@adventurevalley.co.uk We look forward to hearing from you!

Senior Livestock Keeper

Role Summary:

  • To ensure the welfare of Adventure Valley’s animals; from large and small livestock to domestic animals, reptiles and exotics.
  • To maintain an efficient operation within the Farm Department by following strict rules and procedures.
  • Helping with maintenance as and when required.
  • Carry out children’s scheduled animal activities regularly.
  • Ensure animal staff are working efficiently and following company procedures

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the running of the Farm Yard; ensuring that all animals are fed, watered, mucked out and correct medications are administered.
  • Animal staff, work experience and apprenticeships will report directly to you.
  • Take part in weekly meetings with the managers and other area supervisors.
  • Responsible for the cleanliness of the farmyard, stables, paddocks and other animal areas.
  • Staff training when required.
  • To identify and report any illness or injury that may have occurred to any animals and take necessary steps to help recovery.
  • Take responsibility for stock replenishment of animal feed, bedding and other items required for day to day use.
  • Help create a fun and safe environment for our staff and customers to enjoy.

Person Specification:

  • Must have a vast amount of experience and knowledge of working with animals in a farm environment.
  • The successful candidate will be confident and able to deal with animals of all shapes and sizes.
  • Supervisory skills and experience in team management would be an advantage.
  • Previous experience working in a customer service environment or with children would also be an advantage.
  • Practical skills will be put to good use and a good knowledge and experience using farm vehicles, tools and equipment is required.
  • An energetic approach to this role is needed.

To apply, please send your CV along with a covering letter to jobs@adventurevalley.co.uk, outlining the skills you can bring to the role. We look forward to hearing from you.

Cafe Assistant

Job Description:

Join the Adventure Valley team in Brasside, Durham. We’re the biggest family adventure park in the North East and our Café Italia is right at the heart of it.

We are searching for enthusiastic and bubbly team members, with great customer service skills, to start in the café immediately.

This front-of-house role involves taking customer orders on the till, and serving hot & cold drinks and snacks from the counter. You will also serve hot ordered dishes to customers at their table, ensuring the table is then cleared quickly upon their departure.

Cleaning and preparing the cafe before opening, and during the busy service, is vital to ensure the presentation of the café is second to none at all times.

We’re looking for great team players, with a flexible and cheerful attitude, who can provide a friendly, first-class customer experience, even under pressure. Previous experience using a till or in a customer-facing role would be an advantage, but if you have energy and a passion for excellent customer service, you could have what it takes. 

The hours will vary, but weekends, bank holidays and school holidays are our busiest times when all hands are on deck, so flexibility and reliability are vitally important. We are open from 10am until 5pm all year round, so all shifts are during the day.

To apply, please send your CV along with a covering letter to jobs@adventurevalley.co.uk, outlining the skills you can bring to the role. We look forward to hearing from you.

Farm Hand

Job Description

Adventure Valley, a successful Family owned Farm attraction on the outskirts of Durham City offers a full day of fun and adventure for the whole family to enjoy.

From indoor and outdoor play, rides, entertainment shows and of course animal attractions and activities, there is lots to keep you entertained.

We are looking for keen individuals that have a wealth of knowledge and experience and an all round passion for a wide range of animals. An eye for details and thorough approach to your work is key. Our animal collection ranges from small insects, reptiles, small aviary birds, poultry, rabbits and guinea pigs through to larger agricultural stock including sheep, goats pigs, alpacas, llamas and even deer. Successful applicants will be responsible for all aspects of the care of these animals including but in no way limited to their daily feeding and cleaning, medication, general housekeeping and enclosure maintenance through to ensuring the highest levels of animal welfare.

 

As a public attraction you will also be regularly interacting with our visitors of all ages when carrying out meet and greet sessions or presenting animal shows so public speaking/performing experience would be an advantage

Applicants must have hands on experience of handling and working with large agricultural animals.

To apply, please send your CV along with a covering letter to jobs@adventurevalley.co.uk, outlining the skills you can bring to the role. We look forward to hearing from you.

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