Saturday, May 28, 2011


Paignton Zoo

Paignton Zoo Environmental Park is seeking an enthusiastic individual to lead its Education Department.

Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Head of Education will be expected to deliver the Zoo’s educational programmes (currently reaching in excess of 40,000 pupils of varying Key Stage development), and the in-house production of graphics and publicity materials.

Co-ordination of learning outputs with the other Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust sites will also be required.

The post holder will liaise with external education bodies, and a broad knowledge of current educational policy together with a keen interest in environmental and conservation issues is essential.

The successful applicant will possess:
-A First degree in a relevant subject, plus a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or equivalent professional qualification.
-Demonstrable experience in educational employment.
-A willingness to travel according to the needs of the job.

Terms and conditions:
-37.5 hours per week
-28 days annual leave per annum (including Bank Holidays)
-Salary £35,000

Full Job Description and Person Specification available on request.

Applications, which should include a full CV and at least two referees, should be sent to:

Mrs. Helen Lawrence
PA To the Executive Director
Paignton Zoo Environmental Park
Totnes Road, Paignton
Devon TQ4 7EU
Tel: 01803 697502

Closing date: Friday, 17 June, 2011

Paignton Zoo Environmental Park is an education, scientific and conservation charity dedicated to protecting our global wildlife. Charity Number 300923.


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