Monday, January 21, 2013






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 Project Liaison Co-ordinator. The post is a key role in ensuring new animal exhibits at Chester Zoo are built to the highest standards, assisting the Curatorial team and Team Managers in all stages of the design process. This includes working on the world class ‘Islands’ development, the largest single investment in a UK zoo, as well as a variety of capital projects and minor enhancements for a range of taxa.


The successful candidate will have practical experience in the husbandry of domestic or exotic animals, as well as an understanding of the principles of animal welfare. A good knowledge in the principles of modern zoo design is also required, with attention to detail and excellent standards of exhibitory, meeting the needs of animals, visitors and staff. Experience in the aspects of the design process, practical hands on skills and experience of managing budgets are desirable. Candidates will have a higher education qualification in a Zoological related science (min degree) or equivalent experience.


This role will require excellent communication skills, with the ability to present information clearly, accurately and concisely in written reports as well as presentations, along with experience of using Microsoft office packages. An ability to work efficiently, with problem solving skills and a positive attitude is essential, with the ability to work as part of a team or on their own.


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


Salary is £29,182 per annum for a 40 hour working week.


For further information on the role, please contact the recruitment line on 01244 389477 or email to request an application pack. To apply, you will be required to submit a covering letter and CV.


Closing date for applications is Monday, 18th February 2013.


We welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates. If you believe you have limited experience in some of the criteria requested but would still want to be considered, please express this in your covering letter.

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