Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Education Officer

Education Officer 
(Salary £14,558pa)

Howletts Wild Animal Park in Kent is a leading animal collection committed to conservation and in situ reintroduction and support projects. Currently we are seeking a self-motivated, enthusiastic and confident person to help undertake our educational commitments. This is a full-time permanent position, working 40 hours a week.

Duties of the role include presenting scheduled educational talks to our visitors, writing and presenting educational talks to school and bespoke groups, to man the education centre, to provide guided tours with small groups, to run our Junior Ranger and Keeper Academy sessions on weekends and to create relevant education activities linked to our themed events.

A good knowledge of exotic wildlife and global animal conservation issues is a prerequisite. An ability to communicate this knowledge to both the general public and more informed audiences is essential. The ideal candidate will have previous experience of teaching or working in an educator’s role, as experience in presenting talks to the public is needed. Experience of supervising others would be advantageous as the successful candidate will be required to manage a small team of volunteers.

We are looking for a proactive, organised self-motivated individual with good proven people skills who is a confident and accomplished public speaker. At interview this must be demonstrated through a prepared talk. The role will be based at Howletts but the successful candidate will be required occasionally to work at our sister park, Port Lympne.

Working hours are 40 hours a week worked over 5 days including weekends and public holidays, days off will be taken during the week.

Closing date: Friday 7th March 2014, 12noon.

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

To apply: email a CV along with a covering email to
Or post to: Human Resources, Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Lympne, Kent, CT21 4PD.

Visit our website at for further information.

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