Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Assistant Crayfish Conservation Officer

Assistant Crayfish Conservation Officer
Temporary part-time – 22.5 hours per week
Salary £16,000 per annum (18 months fixed term contract)

The Bristol Conservation and Science Foundation have an 18 month fixed term vacancy for a part-time Assistant Crayfish Conservation Officer starting from September 2012 until 31st December 2013 to assist with all aspects of the ‘Crayfish in Crisis’ project. Primary roles will include routine crayfish husbandry of the breeding and rearing systems at the zoo and educational support for the schools’ crayfish roadshows. Additional responsibilities will include the care and maintenance of all other native species aquatic displays.

General aquarist husbandry skills, public speaking, meticulous record keeping skills and outreach experience are essential and a good knowledge of the natural environment is desirable.

Up to 22.5 hours per week, reporting to both the BCSF UK conservation team and the Bristol Zoo Aquarium team. The successful applicant must be flexible and some evening and weekend working will be required.

The person specification and job description for the post can be found on the Bristol Zoo website,

To apply for this position please clearly mark your application ‘CRAY application’ and submit a covering letter and your current CV to Sarah Eason, Payroll/HR Assistant, or email

Closing date for applications is 3.00 pm on Monday, August 20th 2012 and interviews will be held on Wednesday 29th August.

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