Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Seasonal Browse Worker

Seasonal Browse Worker
(May – October 2016)

Chester Zoo is one of the leading zoological collections in Europe with an international reputation for achieving its mission in conservation, research and education. With the new ‘Islands’ site now open, 2016 is set to be an exciting year!

This unique and innovative project will provide an immersive experience; showcasing the animals and plants of South-east Asia and working towards a better understanding of the vital conservation work being undertaken in this region.

We currently have a vacancy for a Seasonal Browse Worker within our Animal Supplies department. The department provides key services to the animal sections including the daily harvesting, collection and distribution of browse (leafy branches for animal food).

The successful candidate will have a full driving licence and one which allows them to tow a trailer heavier than 750kg (licence category E). They will be experienced, competent and certificated in chainsaw use. Experience of agriculture, arboriculture and working in a team would all be desirable.

Salary is £15,801 per annum for a 40 hour week on a rota basis (including some weekends and bank holidays).

To apply for this position, please provide your current CV and cover letter stating why you believe you should be considered for the Seasonal Browse Worker role.

Closing date for applications is Friday, 11th March 2016.

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