Friday, 12 September 2014

Vacancy for a Butterfly House Assistant

Do you have a few hours to spare? We have a great vacancy in the Butterfly House at Berkeley Castle.....

Berkeley Castle is an historic visitor attraction in Berkeley, Gloucestershire which is open to the public from April to October. Within the Grounds is the Tropical Butterfly House which opens to the public from May to September. Throughout the year the Butterfly House environment has to be managed to ensure that when it opens, the flora and fauna is well looked after and at its best. The Berkeley Castle Estate is now recruiting for someone to join the small team responsible for running the Butterfly House.

Primary Duties
  • Maintenance of the plants and water feature in the Butterfly House.
  • Management of ventilation and watering to ensure correct environmental conditions for each season.
  • Pest and disease control activities throughout year.
  • Care and feeding of all livestock within the Butterfly House (butterflies, birds and fish).
  • Handling and management of incoming stock of pupae through to emergence of butterflies.
  • Interaction with visiting public.
  • Assisting in work programme required to secure zoo licence.
Skills Required
  • A sensitive approach to the care of plants and wildlife.
  • Patience and manual dexterity to handle delicate pupae, caterpillars and butterflies.
  • The ability to work in hot and humid conditions.
  • Communicate well within the team and with the public.
  • Ability to take a proactive approach to the maintenance of the living environment within the Butterfly House.
  • Reliable and responsible.
Hours: Monday – Friday 8.30am-11am.  Occasional weekend cover will be required.
Rate of pay:     £6.50 per hour
Please email your CV and covering letter by the closing date of Friday 3rd October 2014 to

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Love is in the air....

... and the winner of a romantic break for two is ...

Becky Payne - well done Becky!

This competition has now closed. Thank you for all of your entries.

Happy Valentines Day!

Enter our competition for one lucky couple to win free entry for 2 adults to Berkeley Castle, followed by an overnight stay for two in our luxurious bridal cottage.*

To enter please like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter and tell us why your partner deserves to win this wonderful prize.

We will judge the best response on Valentine’s Day and announce the fortunate winner.

*Overnight stay must be taken on a Monday or Tuesday night, to be agreed and prearranged with the management at Berkeley Castle.  Free entry to Berkeley Castle to be taken during 2014 open season between 1st April 2014 and 29th October 2014.




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