Tuesday, April 30, 2013


Chester Zoo, one of Europe’s leading Zoological collections, is now seeking to recruit a Quarantine Coordinator & Records Assistant.
This role includes the coordination of the quarantine service as well as maintaining the facilities to provide best standards of quarantine to comply with existing legislation. The job holder is responsible for the coordination and provision of day to day care for the animals undergoing quarantine. As a Records Assistant, you will support the Registrar Assistant in managing the zoo’s animal records including data entry, creating reports, staff training and interrogating NEZS database for research and collection management purposes.

The successful candidate will have a Biological Science degree or equivalent qualification and have experience of zoo animal keeping, together with a broad range of knowledge in taxonomy, biology and care of animals. They will have proven computer and organisation skills as well as excellent attention to detail and capacity to multitask.  Good observation skills, ability to work independently but also as part of a multidisciplinary team and ability to communicate effectively are required.

The successful candidate will ideally have a good knowledge of Chester Zoo’s animal collection, and have experience with zoological data bases and record keeping (in particular, experience in the use of ARKS, MEDARKS, SPARKS AND ZIMS). Understanding of quarantine principles and relevant legislation is also desirable.

Salary is £19,104 per annum for a 40 hour week. There is some flexibility with regards to days of work, although some weekend and Bank Holiday working will be required.

To apply, please contact the recruitment line on 01244 389477 or recruitment@chesterzoo.org.

Closing date is: Friday, 10th May 2013.

Interviews to be held week commencing 13th May 2013.

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