Head of Conservation Science
Salary £35,000 negotiable (dependent upon experience)
The Bristol Zoological Society (BZS) operates one of the UK’s leading zoos, is involved with over one hundred co-ordinated breeding programmes for threatened animal species, runs a comprehensive research and conservation programme and has recently opened the Wild Place Project, another conservation-led visitor attraction.
BZS has a vacancy for the position of Head of Conservation Science, to lead its growing team of Higher Education & Research Officers and develop and implement a proactive research strategy and programme in collaboration with the Director of Conservation. The other important elements of this very broad role are the continued drive and focus on the Society’s Higher Education provision and its behaviour change programme in collaboration with the Head of Learning.
We are seeking a highly motivated individual who is an inspiring team leader and team player with a PhD in a biological or related science, preferably in a subject relevant to zoos and wildlife conservation. Proven experience and a good working academic knowledge of wildlife ecology, conservation science, sustainable development, statistical methods, particularly as applied to small sample sizes, and at least one discipline relevant to zoo animal research is required.
The role is full time, 37.5 hours per week; you will also be required to work any extra hours necessary to satisfy the role. Please visit our website www.bristolzoo.org.uk for a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification.
To apply for this position, please send a covering letter, full CV and list of your academic publications to HR Department Bristol Zoo Gardens, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3HA or email firstname.lastname@example.org Please clearly mark your application ‘HCS application’.
The closing date for applications is 3.00 pm on Thursday 19th June 2014. First Stage Interviews will be held on Wednesday 2nd July 2014, and if you are successful, there will be a Second Stage process on Tuesday 8th July 2014.
The Society is only able to accept applications from those eligible to work in the UK.
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