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:

Apprentice Administrator

The main office is the hub for all Monkey World operations, due to the very nature of our business, the successful candidate must have a mature and responsible nature, be reliable and trustworthy and possess a flexible friendly attitude together with the ability to respect and adhere to the strict rules of confidentiality that exist at the park. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to get involved and assist in the fundraising events at the park from Weddings to Sleepover Events. Please note, however, many of these events take place in the evenings and at weekends for which time off in lieu will be given.

Duties to include:

  • Using a variety of software packages, such as Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, etc., to produce correspondence, documents and maintain records, spreadsheets and databases.
  • Sorting and distributing incoming post and organising and sending outgoing post.
  • Photocopying, printing and laminating documents.
  • Answering the phone and dealing with general enquiries.
  • Processing ticket requests and donation requests.
  • Replying to emails.
  • Filing.
  • Administration, of Primate Adoptions as well as providing cover and reception. duties for the on-site adoption centre.
  • Taking and processing Motorised scooter bookings.
  • Responding to letters and emails as instructed.
  • Updating the Amazon wish list.
  • Ordering and maintaining stationery and equipment
  • Assisting with the administration and organisation of Park and fundraising events.

Click here for full details and how to apply.


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.

Click here to download an application form.

Please complete the application form and either email to or post to:

Human Resources,
Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre,
BH20 6HH


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. 


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.


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.