Want to work with animals and children? Knowsley Safari Park needs you!

If your first reaction to the idea of lions and tigers and bears is ‘what wonderful work colleagues’ rather than ‘Head for the hills!’ then we have the perfect role for you.

The Liverpool Echo reports Knowsley Safari Park is looking for seasonal staff members for 2018.

According to the paper, applicants need to be able to “smile, display enthusiasm and initiative, and engage with children and adults”, with available vacancies including ride staff, restaurant staff, stewards and reception team members.

Workdays will include weekdays, weekends, Bank Holidays and school holidays, while applicants need to be over 18 and available to attend an assessment centre on 27 January.