Job Vacancies & Careers

With over 1,000 animals and 400,000 visitors a year to look after, the task of running Howletts & Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks in Kent can be a complex and challenging job.

The parks provide jobs for over 200 members of staff, plus approximately 150 additional seasonal staff every year, with skills ranging from animal welfare and management, to presenting, gardening, catering, education, finance, IT, HR, marketing, fundraising, horticulture, retail, safari rangers and drivers.

Our staff are one of our most important assets and everyone plays a part in ensuring that animals and visitors are well looked after. We are committed to equal opportunities and employing a diverse workforce. If you are interested in working at Howletts or Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks please view the vacancies below by clicking on the job titles for details of jobs currently available.

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Job Vacancies

Seasonal Catering Assistants (Howletts) - Closing date 27th March 2015

Seasonal Chef/Cook (Howletts) - Closing date 27th March 2015

Seasonal Safari Driver/Commentator (Port Lympne) - Closing date 27th March 2015

Short Breaks Chefs (Port Lympne) - Closing date 30th March 2015

Seasonal Gardener (Howletts) - Closing date 30th March 2015

PA to Director of Overseas Projects/Animal Records & Transactions Officer (Port Lympne) - Closing date 7th April, or sooner if sufficient applications are received.
Job description

Carnivore Keeper (Howletts) - Closing date 10th April 2015

Animal Keeper Internship (unpaid), Elephant Section (Howletts) - Closing date 17th April 2015

Part time Hospitality & Events Assistants (Port Lympne) - Closing date 27th April 2015

Animal Keeper Training Placements, Unpaid (Port Lympne) - Closing date 30th April 2015


Fundraising Volunteers - Port Lympne Reserve

Volunteer Application Form

Speculative CV’s

If you would like us to store your details on file for a period of 6 months, please send us your CV and covering letter. This will be kept on our ‘Speculative Database’ and should a position arise, we will contact you.

Please mark all speculative emails in the subject title as ‘Speculative CV.’

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, there may be a delay in our response.

Please send all speculative CV’s and work placement applications to:




If you are unable to provide a CV to apply for a vacancy, you can download an application form and preferably email it to:

Or post to:

Human Resources
Port Lympne Wild Animal Park
Nr. Hythe
CT21 4PD