Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Education Officer

Hamerton Zoo Park
Education Officer
(With responsibility for Health and Safety)
Full-time: Monday – Friday

An Education Officer Post has arisen at Hamerton Zoo Park. We are looking for an enthusiastic and outgoing individual who can create and implement a fun and informative education programme aimed at a variety of ages. This position will also require the individual to create a new Health and Safety Policy.

Health and Safety:
Creation of a Health and Safety Policy from scratch covering all aspects of the parks operations, plus the ongoing maintenance and revision of same.
The creation of Risk Assessments for internal use and for general public and school visits, animal contact sessions, children’s parties, outside contractors, school contact sessions and any others where required - all in association with our animal staff, director and regulatory authorities.

Educational Programmes:
Schools and other groups:
The successful applicant will be required to create a formal education policy, following the collection of data from schools and other groups, by comparison with other zoos, parks and similar venues. Being able to work alone and as part of a team is vital for this position as you will be expected to maximise group numbers, footfall and revenue in many areas, including Photography Groups, Animal contact sessions, and creating a new income stream through (but not limited to), organising Children’s Parties, Face Painting and Keeper-for-a-Day schemes.

The Education Officer will also be required to assist with the Zoo’s Photography Groups and Animal Contact Sessions.

Implement the new education policy which may involve creating worksheets, gift packs, organising animal contacts, and designing and giving lectures. Therefore excellent communication skills and excellent written English are expected.

A full driving license is also needed as you will be expected to be able to travel to schools to give such talks and activities if required.

Public Talks:
The successful applicant will be required to formulate and give public talks in association with our animal staff and volunteers.

Keeper Duties:
The successful applicant will also be a cover keeper to familiarise themselves with all aspects of our animal collection, and be able to assist keepers with daily duties if required.

How to Apply: Please send a covering letter and your CV to office@hamertonzoopark.com quoting the vacancy reference in the title.
Vacancy Reference: EO/HZP/13
Closing Date: To commence October 2013.

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