Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Conservation/Education Officer

Conservation/Education Officer
Dudley Zoological Gardens

Dudley Zoological Gardens is a major visitor attraction located within the West Midlands, and has been in existence for nearly 75 years.
The site is unique in that it is home to some of the world’s rarest species, a Norman castle, and the world’s largest single collection of Tecton buildings.
We are now looking to expand and develop the educational aspects of our business, incorporating both the zoological and historical characteristics, and to work with local colleges.

The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level, relevant to this environment, with experience of teaching and supervising staff, and a good level of understanding of the educational system.

  • Be computer literate with a good standard of English.
  • Preferable, although not essential, to have a knowledge of native species, and animal husbandry.
  • Will require strong leadership and organisational skills and a dynamic and passionate approach.
  • Clean driving licence.
  • Required to work evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays, as necessary.

  • To develop and manage all the education and conservation aspects of the business.
  • To include school visits, outreach activities and on-site workshops.
  • Work with a small team, in both a managerial and participative approach.
  • To work with higher education establishments to provide training for NVQ level 2 and 3 students.

Applications in writing (either post or e-mail) addressed to :

Mr Peter Suddock
Chief Executive
Dudley Zoological Gardens
2 The Broadway
Dudley DY1 4QB

Closing date for applications : 19th August 2011


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