Careers...
Retail Staff at WMSP

DO YOU ENJOY MAKING PEOPLE SMILE?

DO YOU WANT TO WORK IN A FUN AND REWARDING ENVIRONMENT?

Are you able to help us make sure our guests have a safe, enjoyable and memorable day out? If you have enthusiasm, initiative and an outgoing approach, we’d like to hear from you.

West Midland Safari Park is one of Worcestershire’s biggest and most unusual employers and we are currently recruiting for our new season, which is from February until November 2014.

We have a variety of seasonal jobs, including a wide range of Supervisory roles and most offer flexible working hours; something for people of all ages and backgrounds.

Please view our Seasonal Positions, Permanent Positions and Volunteer Positions for details.

We offer a full, comprehensive training package to all successful applicants.

Seasonal employment vacancies at West Midland Safari Park are shown below.

Unless otherwise stated in the job description, you can Apply Online for the vacancies below.

Food & Beverage Supervisor Events Assistant Retail & Admissions Assistant Retail, Admissions & Games SupervisorPark Services Assistant

Permanent employment vacancies at West Midland Safari Park are shown below.

To apply for any of these positions please contact:
Human Resources, West Midland Safari and Leisure Park, Spring Grove, Bewdley, Worcestershire, DY12 1LF. Or email employment@wmsp.co.uk

None at present.

Opportunities to work as a volunteer at West Midland Safari Park are shown below.

To apply for any of these positions please contact:
Human Resources, West Midland Safari and Leisure Park, Spring Grove, Bewdley, Worcestershire, DY12 1LF. Or email employment@wmsp.co.uk

Learning Department Volunteer

Working with animals can be very hard work, but is also an extremely rewarding career to consider.
We do have a high number of applicants for any vacancies we may advertise; however, the following information may assist you in deciding whether a career with animals is right for you.

What area of animal work is available?

We have the following areas where we may require Animal Keepers:

Carnivores (tigers, lions, dholes and wild dogs)
Hoof stock (Giraffes, rhinos, buffalo, zebra, cattle)
Discovery Trail (sea lions, reptile house, aquarium, creepy crawlies, twilight cave)
Elephant House

Vacancies within the Elephant House will demand previous experience due to the nature of the role.

Employment as an Animal Keeper

We advise that all applicants who wish to apply for work with animals to obtain a qualification in Zoology, Animal Science or Animal Management, ideally to a degree level, and have had work experience with exotic animals during their qualification to assist with their career. Applicants must be aged 17 or above, and must have a full, valid, clean driving license to be considered for a role with animals. In addition, applicants will also have a tractor license; however, this is not essential.

All of our Animal Keeper roles involve animal husbandry, patrolling the animal reserves, feeding and mucking out of animal enclosures and general assistance within the animal areas.

Applying for a position as an Animal Keeper

We advertise any vacancies working with animals in specialist publications, our web site or in the Kidderminster Shuttle. If you do send a speculative CV in, your details will not be kept on file as we do encourage equal opportunities when promoting any of our vacancies, and therefore only consider applicants applying for a specific position.

Work Experience

West Midland Safari Park provides work experience to students in Schools, Colleges or Universities.

We do have work experience placements available, which operate on a first come, first served basis. We have many requests for work experience, sometimes up to 12 months in advance, and therefore suggest that if you require a work experience placement, contact us as soon as you are aware of the dates to increase your chances of securing a placement. Please note that work experience is operated on a first come, first served basis, and that all bookings are provisional until a confirmation has been received from your School, College, University, or education institute.

To check the availablility of our Work Experience programme, please see our main
Work Experience page.

Once we have received confirmation regarding your work experience placement from your School, College or University, a confirmation letter and risk assessment will be sent out to you.

We offer an extensive work experience programme, which operates all throughout the year, even when we are closed to the public.

Any applicants that apply for work experience are permitted to work in any of the following areas, which will operate on a rota basis during your time with us:

Carnivores (tigers, lions, dholes and wild dogs)
Hoof stock (Giraffes, rhinos, buffalo, zebra, cattle)
Discovery Trail (sea lions, reptile house, aquarium, creepy crawlies, twilight cave)

Please note we do not allow any work experience students to work with the Elephants or venomous snakes.

Further information:

If you require any further information regarding work experience, we recommend reading the following publication for more in depth detail regarding working with animals:

Working with Animals – The UK, Europe and Worldwide by Victoria Pybus (ISBN 1-85458-224-0).

If you would like to make an enquiry about Work Experience at West Midland Safari Park,
please use our Work Experience Contact Form

S.Dillworth

With retirement approaching the idea of working part time appealed but I thought wouldn't be possible. Seeing a part time telephonist position advertised at the Safari Park I applied and 5 seasons later I am still here... ! Answering the phone, giving help & information to customers is enjoyable and obviously an important part of the job. However, there is variety to the work which includes helping update the Park's customer database, checking accuracy of its www - and even re-uniting customers with their lost property when we can. Although I have a mobility problem this has never been an issue and the Park are always considerate and helpful when they can. During the winter I often apply to work as telephonist for the Park's "Santa Safari" - totally different to the summer but still enjoyable. If you are willing to work and flexible I suggest applying for a job here.

J.Osborne

I have now been working at West Midland Safari Park for 2 seasons, for the Guest Services department. I thoroughly enjoy being able to work outdoors and working with a mixed group of staff and visitors.
After working as a Production Supervisor for 17 years at Jaguar Cars I decided to take early retirement. After working all of my adult life I found it hard to sit at home doing nothing, so I applied for a part time position at the West Midland Safari Park, planning to work just a few hours a week but I enjoyed the work so much I now work almost full time hours, doing a variety of task, mainly outdoors in a pleasant and healthy environment.

I get some real satisfaction from talking with and helping the many visitors that come to the park and doing my bit to ensure that the park looks its best even at its busiest times. I am lucky to enjoy working and still have the time to enjoy my hobby, touring the country in my caravan.

M.Brooks

The Safari Park is definitely an employer you should consider working for. I have worked for two seasons between studying at University and will be going back every year as the atmosphere makes it an enjoyable and comfortable place to work. I have made so many friends and am still in contact with them all. That is one of the key things with working at the park; everyone is so friendly and makes it a pleasure to work there.

Even the work that you inevitably have to do is varied and promotes the development of so many skills that can boost your CV, as it has done with mine. The management are very understanding about your studying commitments and always try to help the best they can. So fill in your application and come join our amazing team! Hopefully see you in the summer!

S.Morgan

What can I say about the Safari Park?! It is a great place to work.
I started working at the park when I was 16, and although it was quite a daunting prospect for me, I was made very welcome and fitted in straight away. Now, 6 years on, I am studying away from home at University, but have continued to go back to the park to work in the Easter and summer breaks.

I have gained a great deal of experience and skills from being at the park for so many years; including health and safety training, food hygiene certificates, and dealing with the public. The team I have worked with this summer have been fantastic, and I have really enjoyed it. I am looking forward to coming back again next summer.

West Midland Safari Park provides work experience to students in Schools, Colleges or Universities.

We do have work experience placements available, which operate on a first come, first served basis. We have many requests for work experience, sometimes up to 12 months in advance, and therefore suggest that if you require a work experience placement, contact us as soon as you are aware of the dates to increase your chances of securing a placement. Please note that work experience is operated on a first come, first served basis, and that all bookings are provisional until a confirmation has been received from your School, College, University, or education institute.

We are fully booked for work experience until 15th September 2014.

To check the availability of work experience for after the above date, please click here to contact us via our Work Experience Contact Form.

Once we have received confirmation regarding your work experience placement from your School, College or University, a confirmation letter and risk assessment will be sent out to you.

We offer an extensive work experience programme, which operates all throughout the year, even when we are closed to the public.

Any applicants that apply for work experience are permitted to work in any of the following areas, which will operate on a rota basis during your time with us:

Carnivores (tigers, lions, dholes and wild dogs)
Hoof stock (Giraffes, rhinos, buffalo, zebra, cattle)
Discovery Trail (sea lions, reptile house, aquarium, creepy crawlies, twilight cave)

Please note we do not allow any work experience students to work with the Elephants or venomous snakes.

Today at WMSP...
OPEN: Daily from 10.00am.

EASTER BANK HOLIDAY OPENING
Good Friday (April 18th) & Easter Monday (April 21st)
Park Open: 9.00am
Last Entry to the Park: 5.00pm
Rides and Park Close: 7.00pm

Easter Saturday (April 19th)
Park Open: 10.00am
Last Entry to the Park: 5.00pm
Rides and Park Close: 6.00pm

Easter Sunday (April 20th)
Park Open: 9.30am
Last Entry to the Park: 5.00pm
Rides and Park Close: 6.00pm

PARK ADMISSION:
Adults (16-64yrs): £17.99*
Children (3-15yrs): £12.99*
Concessions: £15.99*
Under 3’s: FREE
*Includes a Free Return Ticket!

See our Opening Times & Prices page for further info.

TRAIL OF THE GIANT EGG
More than 50 giant decorated eggs can be seen at West Midland Safari Park this Easter, as the Park stages its first ever Easter Eggstravaganza.
 
The eggs, which have been decorated in a variety of guises based on some of the most popular animals seen at the Safari Park, form the basis... [MORE]
Welcome to our schools and groups fun page, showing the latest games, competitions & special offers...
FREE Discovery Trail Scratch Card for visitors!

During your visit to the Safari park, don’t forget to take part in our free children’s Discovery Trail scratch card quiz. Pick up your free scratch card on arrival, answer the questions found throughout the Discovery Trail and place your entry into our Monthly Prize Draw. Winners are randomly selected from correctly answered entries at the end of every month, and win an Adopt a Buddy package of their choice!

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