Friday, February 1, 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 Team Manager to lead and develop the
Aquarium section. The post will involve the daily management of the
Aquarium section along with mentoring, training and developing the team.

Applicants should have proven experience of working in an aquarium
collection and exceptional knowledge of freshwater/marine fish, displays and

Candidates will have a higher education qualification in a Zoological related
science (min HND) or alternatively significant experience. Experience on insitu
and ex-situ conservation or research is desirable.

The successful candidate will have considerable leadership qualities,
experience of managing 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 Aquarium team at internal and external
meetings, workshops and conferences in the UK and overseas. Therefore,
excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. The ability to
build strong working relationships is essential to this role.

Applicants should have 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 week.

To apply for this position please provide a covering letter outlining the
why you should be considered for this position and an application form which
is available by contacting the recruitment line on 01244 389477 or email

Closing date for applications is 22nd February, 2013.

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