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Senior livestock Keeper

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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 [email protected], outlining the skills you can bring to the role. We look forward to hearing from you.

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