Friday, April 29, 2016

Assistant Zoo Manager



Assistant Zoo Manager

ZSL London Zoo
London

Contract: Full-Time / Permanent
Salary: £43,039 p.a. (inclusive of London Weighting and Weekend Enhancement)

About Us:
The Zoological Society of London (ZSL), a charity founded in 1826, is a world-renowned centre of excellence for conservation science and applied conservation. ZSL’s mission is to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats. This is realised by carrying out field conservation and research in over 50 countries across the globe and through education and awareness-raising at our two zoos, ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, inspiring people to take conservation action.

Overview of Role:
To provide consistent management of the animal collections and the team that manage them and to support the Head of Zoo Management in ensuring the smooth operational function of London Zoo.

Other main duties will include:
•    To have budgetary responsibility for the staffing and operational needs of the Living Collections at London Zoo, with the support of the Head of Zoo Management
•    To manage the Team Leaders of the animal collections, conduct their PDRs and ensure they are effectively managing their teams
•    Responsible for ensuring that the daily presentation of the zoo is up to an excellent standard
•    Helping the Living Collections teams prioritise daily engagements and ensuring that appropriate trained staff are available to cover events such as sunset safari, fundraising events etc.
•    Be the first point of conduct for cross-departmental functions, including Business Development, Marketing, PR, HR, Fundraising, Commercial (including the Main Gate) and Discovery & Learning
•    Be the main Animal Duty Manager for the site and responsible for staff training, daily ADM cover. Also responsible for animal emergency procedures and ensure that there is an appropriate level of drills.
•    To act as the Firearms Manager for ZSL London Zoo, managing selection, training, licences etc.
•    Working with the Head of Zoo Management and Zoo Manager, Whipsnade Zoo to ensure consistency across sites

Person Specification:
•    BSc in a relevant area or equivalent experience
•    Prior experience in managing and developing large teams
•    In depth knowledge of up to date animal husbandry practices in a zoological collection environment
•    An understanding of Zoological licences would be desirable
•    Ability to prioritise and very well organised
•    Great communicator
•    Able to challenge ideas respectably
•    Demonstrates a consistent, collaborative and respectful approach to management and building relationships with other teams
•    Respects confidentiality
•    Strong problem solving skills and able to help others to resolve them
•    Stays calm in difficult situations
•    Able to stay focused on tasks in hand
•    Ability to listen and have empathy and understanding

To Apply:
Please visit our website, www.zsl.org, for a full job descriptions and details on how to apply.

Closing date for applications: Midnight Sunday 8th May 2016.

The Zoological Society of London is a charity registered in England and Wales: no. 208728.



Zoo Manager



Zoo Manager

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
Bedfordshire

Contract: Full-Time / Permanent
Salary: £48,411 p.a. (inclusive of Weekend Enhancement)

About Us:
The Zoological Society of London (ZSL), a charity founded in 1826, is a world-renowned centre of excellence for conservation science and applied conservation. ZSL’s mission is to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats. This is realised by carrying out field conservation and research in over 50 countries across the globe and through education and awareness-raising at our two zoos, ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, inspiring people to take conservation action.

Overview of Role:
To provide consistent management of the animal collections and the team that manage them and to ensure the smooth operational function of Whipsnade Zoo. To oversee the Whipsnade Zoo Collection plan.

Other main duties will include:
•    To have budgetary responsibility for the staffing and operational needs of the Living Collections at Whipsnade Zoo
•    To manage the Team Leaders of the animal collections, conduct their PDRs and ensure they are effectively managing their teams
•    To oversee the Whipsnade Zoo Collection plan to ensure a comprehensive collection which meets the priorities for Whipsnade Zoo. This will be done in close collaboration with taxonomic curators
•    Responsible for ensuring that the daily presentation of the zoo is up to an excellent standard
•    Helping the Living Collections teams prioritise daily engagements and ensuring that appropriate trained staffs are available to cover events such as sunset safari, fundraising events etc.
•    Be the first point of conduct for cross-departmental functions, including Business Development, Marketing, PR, HR, Fundraising, Commercial (including the Main Gate) and Discovery & Learning
•    Be the main Animal Duty Manager for the site and responsible for staff training, daily ADM cover. Also responsible for animal emergency procedures and ensure that there is an appropriate level of drills
•    To act as the Firearms Manager for ZSL London Zoo, managing selection, training, licences etc.

Person Specification:
•    BSc in a relevant area or equivalent experience
•    Prior experience in managing and developing large teams
•    In depth knowledge of up to date animal husbandry practices in a zoological collection environment
•    An understanding of Zoological licences would be desirable
•    Ability to prioritise and very well organised
•    Great communicator
•    Able to challenge ideas respectably
•    Demonstrates a consistent, collaborative and respectful approach to management and building relationships with other teams
•    Respects confidentiality
•    Strong problem solving skills and able to help others to resolve them
•    Stays calm in difficult situations
•    Able to stay focused on tasks in hand
•    Ability to listen and have empathy and understanding

To Apply:
Please visit our website, www.zsl.org, for a full job descriptions and details on how to apply.

Closing date for applications: Midnight Sunday 8th May 2016.

The Zoological Society of London is a charity registered in England and Wales: no. 208728.


Resident Veterinarian / Assistant Camp Manager





Resident Veterinarian / Assistant Camp Manager


Position Description:

The Vacancy:
Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary requires a resident veterinarian to take over from the current veterinarian, per July 2016. The veterinarian is responsible for the daily health and welfare of almost 80 chimpanzees and also undertakes additional tasks to support the overall daily operation of the sanctuary.

The Sanctuary:
Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary was established in 1995 by the Government of Sierra Leone, through the help of conservationist Bala Amarasekaran and the Conservation Society of Sierra Leone to rescue, care for and rehabilitate confiscated pets and orphaned or abandoned wild chimpanzees. It plays a vital role in conserving and protecting chimpanzees in the wild through education, communication and legal enforcement. Tacugama is located 20 minutes from Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, in West Africa.

The Role:
The role of the veterinarian will include overall observation and management of chimpanzee health following standard operating procedures. Responses to identified health problems can include dispensing of medication, immobilizing chimps as necessary for treatment, implementation of disease prevention measures and attending to any medical emergencies. Health checks and close monitoring of newly rescued chimps may also be needed. Experience of post-mortem examination procedures and basic laboratory skills are required. Key responsibilities include the capture, filing and maintenance of daily data records.

The veterinarian also will act as assistant camp manager, helping with the overall operational management and smooth running of the sanctuary which includes staff management, general camp infrastructure monitoring and light accounting and administration. The post reports to the Programme Director and the Programme Manager.

Qualifications/Experience:
We are looking for an enthusiastic team player who possesses a recognised university degree in Veterinary Sciences.
Ideally you will:
- have a minimum of 5 years experience as a qualified veterinary practitioner
- have previous experience working with primates
-have a post-graduate qualification in conservation/wildlife medicine
-have experience with disease investigations/epidemiology
- have strong English language and computer skills
- have travelled / lived overseas preferably in Africa
- be willing to live in relatively basic conditions
- enjoy working with others to develop their knowledge and skills

Support provided for this position (travel, meals, lodging):
You will be provided with an annual return economy plane ticket to Sierra Leone and on-site accommodation. A daily meal (local food) is prepared for all staff. A monthly stipend of $800 is provided.

Comments:
Please send your CV, a covering letter and two references as soon as possible by email to info@tacugama.com and ensure that your email subject is "Vet Application 2016". 

The position is available per July 2016.
Contact Information:
Programme Manager
Sofie Meilvang
info@tacugama.com

+23244625111



Animal Keeper/Presenter



Animal Keeper/Presenter

Part time
Here at All Things Wild Nature Centre we are currently in our next phase of development with exciting times ahead. As the zoo expands, so does the need for new keepers to join our zoo keeper team.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the need of a part time animal keeper to work on Saturdays and Sundays. The successful applicant will have a keen passion for the natural world and conservation. A good eye for detail and high standards for animal husbandry are a must.

Other key requirements:
•        Previous experience working in a zoological facility is an advantage but full training will be given.
•        Must have a can do attitude.
•        Strong verbal communication skills as she/he will be delivering animal presentations/talks to our visitors.
•        An excellent time keeper.
•        Work well as part of a team.

To Apply
Please send your CV and covering letter to Robert Killips, Head Keeper, All Things Wild Nature Centre, Station road, Honeybourne, Nr Evesham, WR11 7QZ. Alternatively you can email headkeeper@allthingswild.co.uk.  

This Job advertisement will be a two part interview, if you are successful in the initial interview you will be invited back to attend a ‘trial day’.


Closing date for applications: As soon as the right applicant is appointed.



Animal Stores Co-ordinator



     
Animal Stores Co-ordinator

Twycross Zoo is at a very exciting stage of development with the first phase of a 20 year masterplan already underway. The plan will see the zoo developing new habitats for a refreshed animal collection starting with Gibbon Forest in 2016.

A new role has been created for an Animal Stores Co-ordinator to co-ordinate, monitor, source and order supplies for the animal department which comprises of 4 sections: Great Apes, Primates, Large Mammals and Birds & Pets. The successful candidate will have strong organisational skills and take a hands-on approach, being confident in handling all types of produce including meat and fish in frozen and fresh
forms.

Key Responsibilities:
· Develop the animal stores and goods ordering processes to improve efficiency
· Ensure stock is controlled, monitored, organised and rotated (general stores, dry feed, fresh and frozen food)
· Source competitively priced alternatives
· Receive, unload and organise deliveries and donations
· Assist in the management of budgets in conjunction with the Curator of Living Collections
· Collect goods and donations using zoo vehicles as required
· Assist with stock movement around the site
· Ensure animal stores, barn, centralised kitchen and yard areas are maintained to a high level of cleanliness and tidiness

Key Skills & Requirements:
· Strong organisational skills in both operational and administrative areas
· Good communication skills with a calm and approachable manner
· Good IT skills (word, excel) and basic mathematical competence
· Experience in stores management desirable
· Full valid driving licence essential and willingness to undertake training on operation of zoo vehicles
· Self-motivated and independent with ability to work well within the broader zoo team
· Physically fit for the required tasks including daily manual handling

The role is permanent full-time working 40 hours per week Monday to Friday 0800 to 1700 with 1 hour’s unpaid break and may include occasional weekend working. Salary is paid monthly and we provide uniform and 31 days holiday per annum (including bank holidays).

Please apply on-line by sending your CV with a covering letter to: recruitment@twycrosszoo.org

This vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, therefore you should submit your application as soon as possible.



Animal Keeper: Primates



Animal Keeper: Primates

Twycross Zoo is at a very exciting stage of development with the first phase of a 20 yearmasterplan already underway. The plan will see the zoo developing new habitats for a refreshed animal collection starting with Gibbon Forest in 2016.

We currently have a vacancy for an Animal Keeper to work on our Primates section. This area manages all our small primate species including callitrichids, cebids, guenons, lemurs and gibbons.

Key Responsibilities:
· Basic animal husbandry and regular interaction with the public

Key Skills & Requirements:
· Enthusiastic, motivated and with an interest in zoo animal management and
education
· Committed to continued professional development
· A good team worker
· 2 years zoo keeping experience and a relevant animal-related qualification such as
ANCMZA or DZMAA

The role is permanent full time and includes weekend duties on a rota system. Salary is paid monthly and we provide uniform and 31 days holiday per annum (including bank holidays).

Please apply on-line by sending your CV with a covering letter to:

This vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, therefore

you should submit your application as soon as possible.






Animal Keeper: Great Apes



Animal Keeper: Great Apes

Twycross Zoo is at a very exciting stage of development with the first phase of a 20 year masterplan already underway. The plan will see the zoo developing new habitats for a refreshed animal collection starting with Gibbon Forest in 2016.

We currently have a vacancy for an Animal Keeper to work on our Great Apes section. This area manages all four species of great ape: gorilla, chimpanzee, orangutan and bonobo.

Key Responsibilities:
· Basic animal husbandry and regular interaction with the public

Key Skills & Requirements:
· Enthusiastic, motivated and with an interest in zoo animal management and
education
· Committed to continued professional development
· A good team worker
· 2 years zoo keeping experience and a relevant animal-related qualification such as
ANCMZA or DZMAA

The role is permanent full time and includes weekend duties on a rota system. Salary is paid monthly and we provide uniform and 31 days holiday per annum (including bank holidays).

Please apply on-line by sending your CV with a covering letter to:

This vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, therefore

you should submit your application as soon as possible.