Friday, November 30, 2012





Chester Zoo is one of the leading zoological collections in Europe with an international reputation for achieving its mission in conservation breeding programmes, research and education.

 We are currently recruiting for a Team Manager to lead and develop one of our six mammal sections (Carnivore team). The post will involve the daily management of the Carnivore section along with mentoring, training and developing the team. Applicants should have proven experience of working with a wide range of species but with a focus on large cats, canids and small carnivores. Candidates will have a higher education qualification in a Zoological related science (min HND) or equivalent experience.

The successful candidate will have considerable leadership qualities, experience of supervising a team and be able to organise and prioritise tasks in a dynamic environment.  This role will involve managing the team budget.

A good understanding of risk assessments and COSHH are essential to ensure all staff are fully aware of safety and management procedures. This role will involve representing the Carnivore team at internal and external meetings, workshops and conferences in the UK and overseas. Therefore, excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.

Applicants should have a full driving licence and be prepared to work weekends and Bank Holidays in a roster system.

Salary is £28,475 per annum for a 40 hour week. Please note that a 2013 pay award is pending from 1st January 2013.

To apply for this position, please ring the recruitment line on 01244 389477 or email


Closing date for applications is Friday, 21st December 2012.


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