The pandemic has meant that companies are making job cuts, with more and more people facing redundancy. However, Chester Zoo is looking for the newest member of their team who can look after the zoo’s parrots and penguins.
The job role will be based within the Bird Team and will involve maintaining the day-to-day care of species including passerines, pigeons, cassowaries, penguins and parrots! Some of these species have been mentioned in their documentary series ‘The Secret Life of the Zoo’ on Channel 4, so you may feel like you know them already!
While spending 40 hours a week in the zoo hanging out with the animals sounds like a sweet deal, not just anyone can apply for the job. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the zoo needs you to have a HND or degree level qualification in a zoological related science. They also need you to have some experience in caring for birds – not via the TV screen unfortunately!
However, if this sounds like it could be for you, the role is salaried at £21,934.33 a year, and has a wide range of employee benefits on offer – although just spending the day with some amazing creatures would be payment enough!
Applications close 28th September 2020 at midday, so put your best flipper forward and make the most of this opportunity.