Monkey World assists governments around the world to stop the smuggling of primates from the wild.

At the Centre refugees of this illegal trade as well as those that have suffered abuse or neglect are rehabilitated into natural living groups.

Rescue & Rehabilitation
Monkey World | Ape Rescue Centre

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Working at Monkey World

Thank you for your interest in Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre, current vacancies are listed below, however we welcome applications year round for the following positions – Seasonal Staff, Primate Care Staff, Primate Care Staff Volunteers and Education Team Volunteers.


Current Vacancies:

Primate Care Staff

We are currently looking to recruit experienced, motivated, reliable and enthusiastic individuals to join our dedicated team of Primate Care Staff. Candidates must have at least 1 – 2 years relevant experience working with Primates, Excellent communication skills, experience of public speaking and the ability to work well within a team. A full driving licence is essential due to our location. In addition to this applicants must be physically fit and a qualification in an animal related discipline is desirable but not essential.

Primate Care Staff Volunteers

We welcome applications for Primate Care Staff volunteers; however you must be in a position to commit to the park for a minimum of 6 - 9 months and must have relevant experience in this field. Please note there is no contact with the primates in this position, but you will be involved in the day to day husbandry that takes place ensuring that the needs of our primates are met. 

Seasonal Vacancies 2015

Retail, Catering, Car Parking & Customer Services Positions Available.
Can you answer yes to the following: are you reliable, enthusiastic and hard working with a can do attitude? Are you able to deliver excellent customer service to our visitors? If you can answer yes to these questions and are looking for either full time, part time or employment during school holidays, please complete and return an application form to us today. A background in a customer service position is desirable, but not essential as full training will be given. 


Education Team – Volunteers

Interested committed members of the public are welcome to apply for a volunteer position within our education department. This role is varied and includes assisting and talking to our many visitors to the park, giving guided tours, or helping out with the administration in our busy adoption centre.


Deputy Catering Manager

We are currently looking to recruit for the position of Deputy Catering Manager, applicants must have a passion for high standards, excellent customer service and be reliable and flexible. The ability to lead and motivate a team in the Managers absence is crucial as well as the ability to multitask and work across all catering outlets at the park. This is an incredibly varied and hands on role, as in addition to our normal business, the park hosts a variety of events including weddings and conferences, so experience of catering at all levels is desirable, working 5 days out of 7 to include weekends.

Work Experience

Please note – We are unable to offer any work experience placements at Monkey World at this time.

Applications must be made in writing and should include why you think you are suitable for the role you are applying for, please also attach an up to date copy of your curriculum vitae detailing your interests and qualifications. Applications should be sent to:
Human Resources,
Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre,
BH20 6HH

Please note we do not accept third party applications.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, and in order to keep administration costs to a minimum, we are unable to respond to each one individually, if your application is successful, we will contact you within 14 days to arrange an initial interview – alternatively we may keep your details on file and contact you as and when a suitable position becomes available.


Criminal Records Bureau Policy

Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre takes its responsibility to protect visitors to the park seriously, by asking staff and volunteers in certain roles (as defined using appropriate CRB guidance) to undertake a Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure Check.

The purpose of the Disclosure is to ascertain whether or not an individual has committed offences that ban them from working with children or vulnerable adults.  If your application is successful, you may, depending on the position applied for, be asked to complete a Criminal Records Bureau form.

There are currently two types of CRB check:

Standard Disclosure: will check for information about both spent and unspent convictions; as well as cautions, warnings and reprimands.  As well as Central Police Records, the Standard Disclosure will contain relevant information held by the Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Health.

Enhanced Disclosure: will contain the same information as above and will also check on any non-conviction information from the local police that is considered relevant.

Should you be required to complete either one of the above disclosures, a charge will apply.  Once completed, a copy is sent to both Monkey World - Ape Rescue Centre and the applicant.  The decision to confirm an appointment offer as permanent (in addition to the 6 month probation period) is relevant until all checks and references have been received.