Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Overseer – Mammals

Bristol Zoological Society
Overseer – Mammals
Permanent Position, working 80 hours per fortnight
Salary £20,548 per annum

Bristol Zoological Society has a vacancy for an Overseer on its mammal section at the Bristol Zoo Gardens site in Clifton, Bristol.  This is a hands-on position with the post holder assisting the head of section with daily care of the Zoo’s mammal collection as well as supervising the staff involved with their care.

The position is permanent working 80 hours per fortnight as part of the departmental 14 day rota, which includes weekends and bank holidays.

The successful applicant must have a minimum of 5 years’ full time experience, with an excellent knowledge of mammal husbandry and captive breeding protocols within a zoo environment.  You must have excellent communication skills to supervise and pass on knowledge to a mixture of staff, volunteers and students who assist in the daily care of the collection.

The successful applicant will be educated to at least GCSE level, including English and a biological science and must hold the Diploma in the Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals – DMZAA (previously known as ANCMZA).  The ability to supervise staff is essential and having knowledge of the conservation and educational roles of zoos is desirable.

A copy of the job description and person specification for this position please visit our web site

To apply for this position please email a covering letter and full CV to ‘OM application’ the closing date for applications is Friday 10th October 2014.  Interviews will take place on Friday, 24th October 2014.

Bristol Zoo Gardens reserves the right to close this vacancy early.  Due to the expected number of applications we will only be contacting those shortlisted for interview.

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