Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Zoo Animal Nutritionist

Zoo Animal Nutritionist (Fixed-term Maternity cover)

Join our vibrant organisation!

As an action oriented conservation charity, Marwell Wildlife’s desire is to connect people with nature. Through enthusing people about the wonders of the natural world we’re certain they’ll share our passion to conserve it. Our success relies on two key things. The impression we create through our 140 acre zoological park, Marwell Zoo, with its wide array of exotic and endangered species and the family of talented people we employ who share our passion and bring our vision to life.

A great opportunity has arisen for a Zoo Animal Nutritionist to join our team on a fixed term basis, providing maternity leave cover for up to 1 year.

The successful post-holder will continue the development of animal nutrition at Marwell in conjunction with the Head of Veterinary Services and provide day to day animal nutrition advice, ensuring the highest standards of animal welfare through appropriate diet selection, presentation and the monitoring of animals.
The successful candidate will have a Degree or equivalent in Zoology or another applicable discipline. Knowledge of all taxonomic groups and experience of body condition scoring is also essential. The successful candidate will also have an understanding of zoo feeding practices and food presentation as well as experience with the formulation and nutritional analysis of diets.

Applicants must have clear and effective written and oral communication skills and be highly organised with the ability to meet numerous demands working to tight deadlines. Applicants must be IT literate with good Word and Excel skills and have experience of working with nutrition programs.

Candidates will preferably hold a full driving license, valid for the UK, to allow them to drive park vehicles.

If you would like to join our unique and vibrant organisation and become part of our Marwell Family, please visit our website, for a full candidate brief and our electronic application form. This application form must be completed for you to be considered for this role.

Closing Date: 3rd March 2014

Successful applicants for vacancies with Marwell Wildlife may be required to have a DBS check as a condition of employment.

Marwell Wildlife is an equal opportunities employer.

Colden Common, Winchester, Hants, SO21 1JH. Registered charity number 275433.

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