Thursday, March 13, 2014




Salary range £19,000 - £19,564 per annum

Applications are invited for the position of Registrar at Bristol Zoo Gardens.
Main duties and responsibilities:
  • Manage the Animal Department records system, including data input into ZIMS from the keeper reports (electronic transfer)
  • Provide reports as requested
  • Train new users to access and enter ZIMS data and help roll out ZIMS use across the zoo
  • Provide support to users of the animal records system ZIMS in its use and in problem resolution
  • Manage all animal transfers – both imports and exports
  • Manage booking requests for the twice weekly vet clinics.
  • Input data into the MedARKS veterinary records system (and ZIMS in due course). 
  • Ensure that the Senior Curator is advised of any concerns or potential problems with regard to the data or to animal transfers.
  • Coordinate the Animal Dept Collection Plan spread sheet in conjunction with the Curators.
  • Provide administrative support for the Senior Curator.

37.5 hours Monday to Friday – within normal animal department hours
Very occasional weekend working may be necessary – time to be taken in lieu during the same month as working

The successful applicant will preferably have some working knowledge of animal records and transfers within the international zoo framework and should be educated to at least A level, with a degree in a biological science an advantage. They should be computer literate with a good working knowledge of Office and Windows and be able to learn new software quickly. This post would suit a highly organised and methodical individual who would enjoy using these skills to support animal management at Bristol Zoo.

Please visit our web site for a copy of the job description and person specification.

To apply for this position please send a covering letter and full C.V. to: Sarah Eason, Bristol Zoo Gardens, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3HA by Thurs 27th March 2014 or email mark your application ‘RG Application’. Successful applicants will be asked to attend an interview on Wednesday 2nd April 2014.     

Due to the volume of applications expected we will only be contacting those who have been short listed for interview.

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