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.
Timothée Chalamet thinks the sexiest British accent is… Hull?
Hollywood A-lister Timothée Chalamet has revealed the British accents he finds sexiest, and the results are unexpected.
The 27-year-old star of Wonka said that a Hull accent is up there as one of his favourites, along with Italian and French.
How does Timothée Chalamet even know about Hull’s existence, never mind know what the accent sounds like?
The star, who rose to astronomical fame back in 2017 with his portrayal of Elio in Call Me By Your Name, and has since starred in blockbusters such as Dune and Little Woman, revealed his favourite access on the current Wonka press tour, The Hoot reports.
Chalamet appeared on LadBible TV talking to Keegan-Michael Key, where they discuss the internet’s biggest debates.
In a segment where they debate the British accent, Chalamet goes on to reveal his top three British accents… and the answers are not what you would expect.
Firstly he admits his favourite is the Hull accent, he says: “I like the Hull accent. Hull is sexy”.
We’ve never thought of the Hull accent as particularly sexy before, but we will absolutely take it.
He then goes onto say: “I like Hull, Essex is my top three, and I like a middle-aged Yorkshire accent.”
We’re not sure the difference between a Yorkshire and a middle-aged Yorkshire accent, but what Timothée wants then Timothée will get.
In the comments, one person said: “I’m from Hull and nobody in Hull likes the Hull accent lol.”
Another joked: “suddenly i have the hull accent.”
And someone else wrote: “good day to have a hull accent.”
So thank you Timmy, we’d have to say that we wholeheartedly agree and that our accent is in fact, the sexiest of them all.
Next time we’d like to see you attempt a Yorkshire accent on the big screen, because we’re sure you’d absolutely smash it.
Sir David Jason set for TV return in Only Fools and Horses documentary Christmas special
In a surprise bit of festive news, the only and only Sir David Jason is returning for an Only Fools and Horses Christmas special this December. Lovely jubbly!
The best-loved and most-watched British comedy of all time will be back on our screens in documentary form this festive season, with Del Boy himself David Jason revisiting the iconic comedy character after 20 years he last played him on screen.
While the legendary sitcom was broadcast on BBC back in the day, the highly-anticipated Only Fools doc will be airing on Channel 5 right before Christmas as a special one-off programme.
Looking back on the show’s incredible run on UK screens over seven series and the several ‘Christmas Cracker’ specials, specifically, the latest Only Fools and Horses documentary will see Jason and a number of other guests appearing to chat about the legendary show.
While it’s still unclear how many of the original cast will be appearing, Jason’s on-screen wife Tessa Peake-Jones (Raquel) is confirmed to be appearing along with other special guests including newscaster Krishnan Guru-Murthy and Bendiorm‘s Sherrie Hewson.
Sadly, a full theatrical reunion just isn’t on the cards following the deaths of Roger Lloyd Pack (Trigger), Kenneth MacDonald (Mike the Landlord) and Buster Merryfield (Uncle Albert) in the 30 years since the show ended its run.
Only Fools writer John Sullivan also sadly passed away aged 64 in 2011 and fellow co-star Nicholas Lyndhurst, a.k.a. Rodney Trotter, told Metro: “We can’t. John is no longer with us. John was the driving force of the show and we have also lost quite a few cast members now.
“I don’t think I could do it without them and I certainly couldn’t do it without John. At the risk of depressing everyone, I think the last two times I’ve seen David has been at funerals.”
Simply entitled, ‘The Story Of Only Fools And Horses At Christmas’, the 90-minute special is yet to have its broadcast date fully confirmed but you best keep your eyes peeled on the TV guide — we’ll let you know as soon we do.
Jason, 81, has only just recovered from hip surgery earlier this year, so it’ll be nice to see his familiar grin back on our screens.
Right, we’re off to binge a whole series on UK Gold.