Friday, July 31, 2015

Research & Conservation Coordinator

Research & Conservation Coordinator
Twycross Zoo is at a very exciting stage of development with the first phase of a 20 year masterplan already underway. The plan will see the zoo developing new habitats for a refreshed animal collection starting with Giraffe Savannah and Gibbon Forest in 2015.
We currently have a vacancy for a Research & Conservation Coordinator in our Life Sciences area who will be responsible for developing the research and conservation remit of the Zoo.

Key Responsibilities:
· Assist the Director of Life Sciences to develop the research and conservation remit of the zoo, liaising with researchers and universities
· Carry out all administration and student management relating to research and conservation
· Liaise with conservation organisations in accordance with the Conservation Strategy
· Assist the Director of Life Sciences in the development of Memoranda of Understanding with key institutions and the implementation of such agreements
· Manage the zoo’s library
· Promote, and continue to develop, the public engagement activities pertaining to research and conservation and generate items for internal and external communication of science

Key Skills & Requirements:
· Educated to MSc level in an animal-science related subject
· Good computer skills and proficient in MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint
· Ideally previous experience in a similar role
· Excellent communication and organisational skills
· Ability to work to a high degree of accuracy and confidentiality
· A good understanding of the role of the modern zoo

The role is permanent, full-time (5 days out of 7), salary is paid monthly with 31 days holiday per annum.

Please apply on-line by sending your CV with a covering letter to

This vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, therefore you should submit your application as soon as possible.

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