Friday, April 19, 2013



Chester Zoo, one of Europe’s leading zoological collections, has a well-established Field Conservation & Research Division responsible for co-ordinating a diverse portfolio of conservation activities worldwide. Support includes ten flagship conservation programmes and a substantial conservation grant initiative. Conservation activities involve strong partnerships with various organisations and complement and interact with the zoo’s ex-situ conservation activities.

The Conservation Assistant post is a 2 year fixed term position to support the Field Conservation & Research Division in all aspects of its work.

This role involves:
  • providing administrative support for various conservation activities
  • populating the zoo’s conservation database, and providing data for externally managed databases or surveys where necessary
  • assist in the processing and cataloguing of incoming applications for conservation support, coordinate review of applications and post-support project evaluation
  • assisting in the dissemination of information, internally and externally, relating to conservation activities

Applicants should have the following:
·      excellent oral and written communication skills
·      a good understanding of biodiversity conservation
·      exceptional time management and organisational skills
·      a degree in a biological sciences related discipline or equivalent experience
·      IT literate with a comprehensive understanding of programs including Access, Excel, Word, Outlook and Power Point

Experience of practical conservation work in the field, knowledge of the role of zoos in conservation, copy editing & proof reading and database management experience would be advantageous.

Hours are 35 hours per week worked from 9 – 5, with a one hour lunch break, over Monday to Friday. Salary is £16,716 per annum.

To apply, please contact the recruitment line on 01244 389477 or

Closing date for applications is Tuesday, 30th April 2013.

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