Friday, August 19, 2011

Deputy Team Leader - Herpetology

Deputy Team Leader, Herpetology

£28,445 p.a. inclusive of allowances, depending on experience

ZSL London Zoo is looking to recruit a Deputy Team Leader (or Team Leader if suitably qualified), for the Herpetology Section at ZSL London Zoo.

You will be familiar with accepted husbandry practises and standards and have a strong interest in breeding programmes and conservation. The successful applicant will be responsible for working closely with the Curator and deputizing where required. You will be actively involved with the day-to-day running and management of the section. Along with good administrative skills and the ability to organise, motivate and manage staff, you will be expected to show a strong commitment to raising the profile of ZSL through your work, especially via linkage with relevant organizations such as BIAZA and EAZA.

Additionally, the following applies:

- Must possess a relevant zoo keeping qualification, or the equivalent of 5 years in caring for reptiles and amphibians in a zoological institution.
- A degree in zoological or biological sciences preferred but not essential.
- Must demonstrate an active interest and expertise in herpetology and management of living collections.
- Possess leadership abilities and have a proven ability to manage and motivate staff.
- Possess good communication skills
- Must have proficiency with computers and animal management programs.
- Ability to direct and offer counsel on departmental programs and activities, and write scientific contributions.
- Extensive experience working with amphibians and venomous reptiles would be preferred.
- Must have a valid, current driver's license.

Benefits include a stakeholder pension plan, interest free season ticket loan and a subsidized staff restaurant.

If you meet our requirements and would like to apply please send your CV and covering letter highlighting your suitability to the Human Resources Dept., ZSL, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4RY, or email  by 15 September 2011.

Registered Charity in England and Wales Number: 208728


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