Chester Zoo is currently searching for someone to look after the penguins and parrots and you can get your applications in the for role now.
If you’re after a change of career in 2020, it surely doesn’t get much better than this?
The UK’s leading charity zoo currently has a vacancy for a Keeper to join the Parrots and Penguins team.
According to the job description on the Chester Zoo website, the Keeper will “join one of our large and varied Bird Teams, and assist with the daily care and management of species including Passerines, Pigeons, Cassowary, Penguins and Parrots.”
The zoo is asking for their ideal candidate to have a HND or degree level qualification in a zoological related science or equivalent experience, as well as “proven experience in the care and exhibition of birds in a zoological or bird collection”.
Successful candidates for the role will also be able to demonstrate “excellent avicultural knowledge and experience of bird husbandry, diet and reproduction techniques”, as well as an “enthusiasm for and the understanding of modern zoos and the conservation challenges zoos face”.
Additional qualities that the zoo indicates will make you stand out from the crowd include “outstanding observational skills with a high attention to detail” and “excellent verbal and written communication skills”. with a proficiency in IT.
It’s also noted in the vacancy that a UK driving licence would be advantageous.
The salary on offer is £21,934.33 per annum and comes with “excellent benefits package”, including a pension scheme, 33 days paid holidays (inclusive of bank holidays) which increases with length of service, free tickets to the zoo, free bus or train travel to and from work from Chester and Ellesmere Port train stations plus loads more perks.
The role is 40 hours per week and the working week will include some weekends and Bank Holidays.
Closing date for applications is 12pm on 28 September 2020.
To apply for the position, you’ll need to upload your CV and covering letter explaining why you’d be perfect for the role to the Chester Zoo careers portal here.
James Corden is trending as football fans joke loser of England vs USA ‘has to keep him’
Twitter users might have noticed that James Corden is trending again – and it’s not because it’s nearly Gavin and Stacey Christmas Special season.
The reason the British actor, comedian and presenter is trending is much funnier.
Once the World Cup games were matched up and we realised England and USA would face off in the group stages, people started joking that they would use Corden as a punishment for losing.
It’s become an ongoing joke that the loser of tonight’s World Cup match will ‘have to keep James Corden’.
And nobody seems to want that.
Corden fell out of favour last month when New York restaurant Balthazar called him ‘a tiny Cretin of a man’ and said that he abused their staff on his visit.
He was banned, then apologised, and now all seems to be forgiven.
But the internet does not forgive so easily.
At the time of writing, England vs USA is drawn 0-0.
Here are some of the tweets that sum up why James Corden is trending tonight:
You can buy half Christmas trees so you don’t have to decorate the full thing
December is nearly ready for rolling around once again.
It’s time to reach out the decorations out and get into the festive spirit, but for those who’d consider themselves a bit lazy, there’s an invention that could be a life saver, and it’s quite honestly genius.
You can now buy ‘half Christmas trees’ – otherwise known as or ‘against the wall Christmas trees’.
Unless your tree’s going to placed in front of a street-facing window for rafts of passers-by to see on a daily basis, it can be really tempting to just not decorate the back of it at all, right? The faff off trying to evenly-distribute strings of lights, tinsel and baubles around a full tree is often a lot more trouble than it’s worth, especially when it’s not going to be properly seen anyway.
Some would probably say it’s pointless, and it’s this thought that has presumably prompted companies to start selling these ‘half Christmas trees’.
If you’re wondering what a ‘half Christmas tree’ is, it’s basically exactly as it sounds – half a tree.
Half Christmas trees – which are also a great option for those with slightly less space to dedicate to seasonal decorations – are available in various places, and for all manner of budgets, so it should be fairly easy to get your hands on one this festive season.
According to the product description on the Very website: “This may look like a regular Christmas tree, but it’s been cleverly designed so that one side is completely flat, so no matter how limited your space might be, you and your family can still enjoy the magic of having a tree in your home,”
“Standing an impressive 6ft tall and featuring 511 tips for a lush look, you can stand it flat against the wall to save on valuable floor space,
“It also means you don’t have to worry about any of your favourite decorations being out of sight at the back”.
If you’re looking for something a little cheaper though, then there’s plenty of different options available on eBay and Amazon too, and our pick for this would be the vidaXL Artificial Half Christmas Tree – which is currently being sold on eBay by a number of different sellers for prices starting at £24.