Monday, May 16, 2022

Director General (Full-Time / Permanent)

 


Director General (Full-Time / Permanent)


ZSL (Zoological Society of London) is an internationally leading scientific, conservation and educational charity, with a vision of a world where wildlife thrives. Our purpose is to inspire, inform and empower people to stop wild animals becoming extinct and is delivered through our three strategic priorities: Wildlife and People, Wildlife Health, and Bringing Wildlife Back from the Brink.

 

Our two zoos, London and Whipsnade, attract 1.5 million visitors annually and are central to our public engagement, citizen science and direct species conservation work. Our Institute of Zoology, a world-renowned research centre, works at the cutting edge of conservation science to conserve animal species and their habitats. And our field programmes apply our knowledge in key landscapes and seascapes where we can effect positive change.  As ZSL approaches its 200th anniversary, the challenges facing wildlife are increasing and the rate of extinction is accelerating. Our new ZSL 200 strategy is closely aligned with the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development relating to life on land and below water, and supports other goals such as climate action, clean water, and health and wellbeing.

 

We are now seeking an exceptional individual to succeed our current Director General. As Director General, you will provide inspirational and strategic leadership at this exciting time in ZSL’s history, ensuring the successful and timely delivery of ZSL 200. The Director General represents ZSL across the globe with government, educational and scientific organisations, and takes the lead in developing the philanthropic and corporate support which is essential to our current and future conservation efforts. They will also contribute regularly and meaningfully to relevant national and international debate.

 

To succeed in this high-profile role, you must demonstrate a clear affinity with conservation and science, along with a strong and sustained track record of senior leadership and management in organisations of comparable scale and complexity. You will have the personal presence, authority and credibility to be the ‘face and voice’ of ZSL, and the ambition and commercial acumen to deliver our masterplan and strategic objectives.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Zoo Veterinary Surgeon

 


Zoo Veterinary Surgeon

Flamingo Land is seeking a qualified veterinary surgeon to join the zoological department. You will have the opportunity to work with our animal care team to provide the highest standards of animal health, welfare and regulatory compliance. Flamingo Land is home to around 130 species, nearly 2000 animals. We are members of BIAZA, EAZA and WAZA.
This will be the first time Flamingo Land has employed a full-time veterinary surgeon, therefore the successful candidate will be able to shape and guide the development of our on-site veterinary facilities and provision as we continue to grow. This position will suit a person who is able to work collaboratively with both the animal care team and the senior management team to identify areas of improvement and ultimately position us at the forefront of zoo veterinary medicine.

Salary
Up to £40,000 pa working five days per week. A flexible approach to working and a keen work life balance is encouraged.

Key responsibilities
  • This is a senior position within the zoo team and reports directly to the Zoo Manager
  • Responsibility for the management and delivery of preventative and curative veterinary care and nutrition at the zoo
  • Manage the relevant regulatory obligations associated with the role and meet the ethical responsibilities as set out in the RCVS code of professional conduct
  • Ensure compliance with current veterinary medicine regulations regarding the use and storage of drugs, vaccines and other veterinary products
  • Contribute to continually improving standards of animal welfare and management, including exhibit design, import and export of animals, quarantine, husbandry training and enrichment programmes
  • Ensuring detailed clinical and pathological records are maintained
  • Oversight of the operation and development of the veterinary facilities at the zoo
  • Liaise with external stakeholders, including external vet practices, specialists, suppliers, etc

Requirements
The successful applicant will require MRCVS status, significant experience, good clinical skills and a proven desire to work in the field of zoo animal medicine. Relevant MSc/Cert/Diploma is preferred. The applicant must be an effective communicator and able to build and maintain effective working relationships.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: Up to £40,000.00 per year
Benefits:
Company pension
Discounted or free food
Flexible schedule
On-site parking

Schedule:
8 hour shift
Monday to Friday
Weekend availability
Ability to commute/relocate:
Malton, YO17 6UX: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Experience:
Veterinary experience: 1 year (required)

Apply by sending a cover letter and your CV to jobs@flamingoland.co.uk




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Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Senior Animal Keeper - Africa Section

 


Senior Animal Keeper - Africa Section

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Senior Animal Keeper - Carnivore Section

 


Senior Animal Keeper - Carnivore Section

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Saturday, April 30, 2022

Animal Keeper

 



Animal Keeper

Job Summary:

Worldwide Zoo Consultants is a global leader in the creation, development, and management of a wide variety of specialized animal facilities and projects. From Zoological Parks, Public Aquariums and Animal Sanctuaries, to living museums and immersive animal-based education centers.

 

Worldwide Zoo Consultants is continuing to expand their team and looking to recruit a talented Animal Keeper for an exciting facility in Abu Dhabi. You will be responsible for the day-to-day husbandry operations at the ESBP. Primary responsibilities include the care and wellbeing of reptiles, dogs and small mammals, maintenance of all the habitats, and a positive, hardworking approach within the Animal Keeper Department.

Duties/Responsibilities:

 

·      Undertake daily operations within the Animal Keeper Department to ensure highest level of safety, courtesy, education, efficiency and operational readiness at all times.

·      Maintain positive representation to professional agencies, institutions, and various committees.

·      Compliance with health and safety standards in accordance with local municipality rules and regulations.

·      Provide excellent animal care and ensure habitats meet compliance of facility specific policies and procedures.

·      Ensure the correct diets and quantities are fed to the animals.

·      Perform daily animal husbandry tasks, health checks, animal behaviour observation and training.

·      Maintain strict health & safety compliance.

·      Ensure all animals are visually checked and numbers recorded daily.

·      Maintain BOH areas carefully, ensuring they are clean, rubbish cleared, and equipment stored in correct place.

·      Once locked away ensure exhibits are clear of any rubbish and fencing is checked.

·      Follow the set lock up procedure (for carnivores – buddy system).

·      Ensure animals always have fresh water.

·      Ensure that animals always have access to shelter.

·      Perform duties to reduce loss/waste, control costs and accurately communicate expenses.

·      Assist in the maintenance and implementation of new habitats and educational opportunities.

·      Maintain up-to-date records on animal health, system maintenance, system checks and stock reports.

·      Monitor and identify animal health concerns.

·      Communicate to Animal Keeper Manager and Veterinary staff about any animal health concerns to develop and implement a care or treatment plan.

·      Compliance of all policy and procedure documents.

·      Assist in emergency situations to minimize damage, loss or injury to team members, animals or company property.

·      Other duties as assigned.

 

Required Skills/Abilities: 

·      3 years + animal husbandry, zoo experience required.

·      Good verbal and written communication skills.

·      Strong listening, presentation, and decision-making skills.

·      Committed to the care and welfare of animals.

·      Must be passionate about your job.

·      Good attendance.

·      Good work record.

·      Good timekeeping.

 

Working Conditions: 

·      While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms, stand, walk, and use hands to finger, handle, feel, and operate objects, tools or controls, frequently required to lift and/or move up to.

·      Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus

·      The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job; reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

·      While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near animals, moves around mechanical parts, works in all types of weather conditions and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions

Benefits: 

·      Competitive salary

·      Housing stipend

·      Paid time off

·      Health insurance

 

Disclaimer: 

·      The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position; they are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified

·      Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time

 

·      Please send a one-page cover letter with your resume to recruitment@worldwidezoo.com with the position you are applying for in the subject line.

 

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