Tuesday, February 25, 2014



Chester Zoo, one of Europe’s leading zoological collections, has a well-established Field Conservation & Research Division responsible for co-ordinating a diverse portfolio of conservation activities worldwide. Support includes ten flagship conservation programmes and a substantial conservation grant initiative. Conservation activities involve strong partnerships with various organisations and complement and interact with the zoo’s ex-situ conservation activities.

The Assistant Conservation Officer post is a 6 month position after which it will be reviewed, to support the Field Conservation & Research Division in all aspects of its work.

This role involves:
  • Monitoring and evaluating existing conservation support, and assisting with the development of new support
  • Providing and developing external and internal communications
  • Leading the Division’s involvement in media related activities alongside other departments
  • Assisting with coordination and communications relating to field conservation programmes

Applicants should have the following:
·     A postgraduate degree in a biological sciences related discipline
·     Experience and knowledge of biodiversity conservation in general
·     Experience and knowledge of the role of zoos in conservation
·     Exceptional time management and organisational skills
·     Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate with people at all levels.
·     A strong command of written English
·     Strong general PC skills, in particular working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Experience of proof reading and producing copy of a high standard, managing and producing material for social media, skills in researching information from scientific literature, field research skills and experience of travelling/working overseas would be advantageous.

Hours are 35 hours per week worked from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday with a 60 minute unpaid meal break. Salary is £18,711 per annum.

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

Closing date for applications is Tuesday, 11th March 2014.

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