Animal Keeper Job at Heads of Ayr Farm Park – Ayr

An exciting and rewarding role has arisen here at Heads of Ayr Farm Park to assist our animal team in the care of over 80 different species of animals! You’ll help prepare and distribute food, muck out and maintain enclosures as well as educate the public via keeper talks and animal handling sessions for the customers.

Some of the things you’ll do:

  • Assist our team to ensure animal welfare, husbandry and management is of the highest standard, following park procedures closely.
  • Contribute to enclosure maintenance, enrichment and enclosure furnishing to ensure it meets all the needs of the animal, promotes natural behaviours and is presentable to the public.
  • Engage with and support visitors, ensuring your message is consistent with the park objectives, whilst providing first-class customer care and service, e.g. answering visitor queries and undertaking public talks, tours.

Prospective candidates should meet the following requirements:

  • Proven experience in caring for a range of exotic animals and/or farm livestock
  • Bubbly personality or strong public speaking skills to help educate the public about our range of animals
  • Full, clean driving licence or ability to get to the park every day despite our limited, rural location
  • Applicants must be over 18
  • Applicants must enjoy working outdoors
  • Applicants should be reliable with excellent time management skills

Desirable requirements include:

  • A relevant qualification in Animal Care
  • A first aid at work qualification or willingness to become a trained first aider

This role is approx 45 hours per week (8:30am – 5:30pm) across 5 days per week. This role entails working shifts, with some weekend work required.
This is a permanent, full-time position.
This role will report directly to the Animal Supervisor.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £9.50 per hour


  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee discount
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking


  • 8 hour shift
  • Weekend availability

About the Company

Company: Heads of Ayr Farm Park –

Company Location:  Ayr

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