Thank you for your interest in Monkey World – Ape Rescue Centre!

Current vacancies are listed below. We welcome applications /  submissions of CV’s all year round for  Primate Care Staff, Primate Care Staff Volunteers and Education Team Volunteers. We keep these on file for any suitable future vacancies.

Please Note: Due to the size (65 acres) and geography of the park, candidates must be physically fit and be capable of working in a fast paced environment with own transport required due to location.

For Vet Nurse Vacancy, please email your CV and covering letter to

For prospective applications, please send your CV and covering letter to

Alternatively, applications can be posted 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.


Primate Care Staff Volunteers

We  are currently taking applications for Primate Care Staff volunteers. To apply, you must be in a position to commit to the park full time for a minimum of 9 – 12 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.

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter to or post to

Human Resources
Monkey World – Ape Rescue Centre
BH20 6HH

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. Applicants must be local to Monkey World and able to commit to a minimum of 2 days volunteering per calendar month.

Work Experience

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

Disclosure and Barring Service 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 DBS guidance) to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service 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 Disclosure and Barring Service form.

There are currently 4 types of DBS check:

  • a basic check, which shows unspent convictions and conditional cautions
  • a standard check, which shows spent and unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings
  • an enhanced check, which shows the same as a standard check plus any information held by local police that’s considered relevant to the role
  • an enhanced check with barred lists, which shows the same as an enhanced check plus whether the applicant is on the list of people barred from doing the role

Should you be required to complete any one of the above disclosures, a charge may apply. Once completed, a certificate is sent the applicant; the applicant must then supply Monkey World – Ape Rescue Centre with the certificate. 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.