Animal Support Operative

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Animal Support Operative to join our team on a full-time basis. The Animal Support Operative is a key role that works closely with our Animal and Veterinary teams to ensure the provision of essential support services for the animal department at Blackpool Zoo.

Duties include the preparation and delivery of animal diets formulated in our new Central Animal Kitchen to the various animal sections, as well as basic maintenance tasks in animal enclosures. The delivery of animal bedding material and the removal of animal waste is also a crucial part of this role. This is a varied role which offers the opportunity to be involved in many critical aspects of animal care.

Ideally the successful candidate will have previous experience of working in a zoo or agricultural environment and an understanding of biosecurity in similar settings.  Experience of using farm machinery would be desirable and a full manual driving licence valid for the UK is essential due to the need to drive park vehicles.  Excellent time management and organisational skills are also essential for this role.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits, as well as an excellent opportunity to further your career within the zoological world.

Please send a detailed CV and covering letter explaining why you wish to be considered for this post to Mrs Anita Bubbins, Personnel Manager, Blackpool Zoo, East Park Drive, Blackpool, Lancashire. FY3 8PP or by email to

The closing date for applications: 17th April 2022

Please note, we will be reviewing applications and conducting interviews throughout the advertising period for this role. The role may therefore be filled prior to the closing date. We would encourage you to submit your application form as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. If you have not heard from us within 14 days of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful on this occasion. We are only able to provide individual feedback to those candidates who are successful through to the interview stage.

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