Friday, June 17, 2011



Chester Zoo is one of the leading zoological collections in Europe with a mission to be “a major force in conserving biodiversity world wide”. The zoo has an international reputation for its high standards of animal welfare, husbandry and conservation breeding and for its contribution to conservation, education and research.

We are currently recruiting for an experienced and qualified Curator of Lower Vertebrates and Invertebrates to join our management team at Chester Zoo. This position will report to the Head of Zoo Programmes and will be responsible for the overall organisation of our reptile, amphibian, fish and invertebrate collection.

In line with the Society’s strategic objectives and a major expansion of the zoo, the role will involve implementation and progression of the animal collection plan; exhibit design and development; the efficient management of resources; staff leadership and development and assisting in the zoo’s conservation and research activities in the UK and abroad.

There will be an emphasis on teamwork and a ‘hands-on’ operational approach.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level in an appropriate animal/ conservation discipline, have a proven track record in herpetology and aquariums, and have proven zoo or aquarium based experience in a managerial or support role.

The role is full time, 40 hours per week, with weekend duties shared amongst the Curators. The salary is £33,525 increasing to £37,250 after successful completion of the probation period (Subject to Job Evaluation Consultation Period).

For further details about this role please see the Application Pack. To apply please download our application form or contact the recruitment line on 01244 389477 or

Closing date for applications is Thursday 7th July 2011, with interviews anticipated to be held in the weeks beginning 18th July and 25th July 2011.


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