Tuesday, December 17, 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 an Assistant Team Manager on the Bird sections. The post will involve assisting the Two Bird Team Managers in the daily management of their sections along with mentoring, training and developing the team under the direction of the Team Managers. The successful candidate will provide extensive knowledge and proven expertise in Bird husbandry and management with a wide variety of species within a zoological environment and be able to develop and implement new ideas for improving husbandry, building strong working relationships within the teams and with other departments to ensure excellent standards are met.
Demonstrable practical experience in training a variety of bird species in a zoo environment is also essential. Candidates will have a higher education qualification in a Zoological related science (min HND) or equivalent experience. 

The successful candidate will have leadership qualities, experience of supervising a team and be able to organise and prioritise tasks in a dynamic environment. A good understanding of risk assessments is required to ensure all staff are fully aware of safety and management procedures. This role will involve representing Chester Zoo and the Bird teams for media interviews and internal and external meetings, workshops and conferences in the UK and overseas. Therefore, excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.

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

Salary is £23,487.51 per annum for a 40 hour week.

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

Closing date for applications is Sunday, 26th January 2014.

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