Monday, May 30, 2016

Assistant Marine Mammal Trainer

Assistant Marine Mammal Trainer

Due to company expansion zoOceanarium Group currently has positions available for an Assistant Marine Mammal Trainers. Our company is one of the world’s leading zoo and aquarium development and operations companies, helping create the next generation of zoos and aquariums. We are currently involved in projects all around the world, however this role will be based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

The ideal candidate will have approximately 1 – 5 years experience training animals, with preference given to those with experience working with Marine Mammals.

Please send your resume/cv to

Experienced Black Rhino Keeper - Temporary

Experienced Black Rhino Keeper - Temporary
(Nine months maternity cover)

Port Lympne Reserve works in conjunction with The Aspinall Foundation; a charity committed to protecting rare and endangered animals from extinction through captive breeding and reintroduction programmes.

Port Lympne Reserve is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our team of dedicated black rhino keepers. The ideal candidate will have previous animal husbandry experience gained in a similar main stream zoological collection; preferably working with a rhino species. They will also have an awareness of current conservation issues and a passion for animal welfare.

This is a very physical role and the successful applicant will be expected to undertake all duties on the section such as food preparation, enclosure cleaning, record keeping, enclosure building and maintenance. A full valid driving licence is essential to the role and experience of driving a tractor would be advantageous.

Ideally you will posses excellent animal husbandry skills and have a recognised Zoo Animal Management qualification. You will be a team player who is also confident to work by yourself.
Working 5 days a week out of seven, including weekends and bank holidays, the successful candidate will have a genuinely flexible approach to working hours. Single person accommodation may be available.

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK. 

Closing date: 19th June 2016.

To apply, please email a CV along with a covering letter to:
Or post to: Human Resources, Port Lympne Reserve, Lympne, Hythe, Kent, CT21 4PD

Visit our website at for further information.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Experienced Elephant Keeper

Experienced Elephant Keeper

Colchester Zoo is seeking a highly motivated and knowledgeable individual to join its team of experienced elephant keepers working with 1.3 African elephants.
This is a full time position working 40 hours per week 5 days out of 7 on a rotational basis.

The ideal candidate will have worked for a minimum of two years in a recognised zoological institution and have notable experience of working with elephants in either a free contact or protected contact environment.
It is expected that you will have been awarded the DMZAA or an equivalent qualification. However, due consideration will be given to the individuals own level of zoological experience. You should have a clean UK drivers licence.
Good communication skills, both written and oral are necessary and you will be expected to engage with visitor experiences including the delivery of keeper talks.
The successful applicant will be responsible for but not limited to; cleaning and presentation of exhibits, feeding and general care of the elephants and associated tasks. You will work as part of a team of experienced elephant keepers but also work singularly as required whilst reporting to and taking instructions from the Head of Section.

Please send your CV and covering letter marked for the attention of The Curator, Colchester Zoo Ltd, Maldon Road, Stanway, Colchester, Essex CO3 0SL.

Or alternatively apply via email to

The closing date for applications for this position is 24th June 2016.

Turtle Captive Officer (full time)

Turtle Captive Officer (full time)
Affiliation: The Asian Turtle Program of Indo-Myanmar Conservation (IMC)
Location: Cuc Phuong National Park, Ninh Binh, Viet Nam
Report to: Training & rescue coordinator
Application deadline: 20th June 2016
The Asian Turtle Program (ATP) of Indo-Myanmar Conservation (IMC) was established in 1998 where it developed from the Turtle Conservation Centre (TCC) in Cuc Phuong National Park. Initially the ATP was established to allow fieldwork, surveys, training and awareness activities to be undertaken for tortoise and freshwater turtles in the Asia region, with a focus on Vietnam. Since 2003 the program has had strong links with the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo/Cleveland Zoological Society's Asia regional program. In 2015 ATP was incorporated into IMC, a UK based NGO.
The aim of ATP is to establish a safe and sustainable future for Asian turtles, and to ensure that no further turtle species become extinct in the region. In Vietnam, we are working closely with the Turtle Conservation Centre (TCC) of Cuc Phuong National Park to rescue and rehabilitate animals from the trade and to establish and maintain viable population of prioritized and threatened tortoises and fresh-water turtle species.
Scope of works:
The Turtle Captive Officer will support on rescuing new arrivals turtles in the Quarantine area, improvement for animals in TCC under guidance of ATP/IMC. This position also works closely with Training and Rescue Coordinator from ATP/IMC and TCC Manager as well as International Captive Manager with the Cuc Phuong National Park Management Board.
Main responsibilities:
  • Monitor turtles and activities in Quarantine area at TCC
  • Work closely with TCC staffs to implement daily and weekly tasks such as basic treatment and care for turtle in quarantine area
  • Be responsible for managing equipment and supplies for Quarantine area
  • Complete record for animals received from the trade and hatchlings at the center.
  • Support the maintenance of the main population of animals at the TCC, help coordinate development and improvement decisions made by the TCC management and technical advisor team.
  • Assist Training and Rescue Coordinator and TCC Manager to undertake activities and complete report updates.
  • Assist International technical advisors in translation from English to Vietnamese and vice versa
  • Other tasks when required
Desired qualifications
  • University degree in veterinary, forestry, fisheries, biology, or related fields
  • One year or more work experience
  • Passionate about wildlife conservation and animal welfare
  • Competent in computers, words, excel, PowerPoint and Email
  • Good Vietnamese and English skills.
  • Strong communication skills and an ability to work with local communities and local government officials.
  • Some veterinary experiences are desirable
Contract Duration: the contract will be for one-year with the possibility of extension depending on performance and funding availability
Interested applicants should send their cover letter, CV, and supporting documents to:
Hoang Van Ha – Vietnam Turtle Program Coordinator
Indo-Myanmar Conservation’s Asian Turtle Program: Room#1806, 18th Floor, CT1 Bac Ha C14 Building
To Huu Road, Nam Tu Liem District, Ha Noi
Tel: +84-4-7302 8389

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Saturday, May 28, 2016



Tacugama is looking for a Programme Manager per mid August 2016.

 The Sanctuary:
Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary was established in 1995 by the Government of Sierra Leone, through the help of conservationist Bala Amarasekaran and the Conservation Society of Sierra Leone to rescue, care for and rehabilitate confiscated pets and orphaned or abandoned wild chimpanzees. It plays a vital role in conserving and protecting chimpanzees in the wild through education, communication and legal enforcement. Tacugama is located 20 minutes from Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, in West Africa.

The main focus of the post is to drive the sustainability of the sanctuary’s work to protect chimpanzees and their habitat in Sierra Leone. The Programme Manager will work closely with the Programme Director and will focus primarily on identifying funding opportunities for ongoing conservation, community outreach and education projects as well as the day to day operational costs of the sanctuary. The Programme Manager will coordinate grant applications, proposal development, donor reporting, volunteer recruitment and liaise with the formal Friends of Tacugama bodies in the UK and Spain. They will deputise for the Programme Director when necessary and work as part of a small management team that also includes the resident veterinarian/administrator.

The programme manager will also be in charge of running the eco-tourism activities at the sanctuary and of planning and carrying out events and fundraisers.
We are looking for an experienced, self-starting person with enthusiasm, tenacity and a positive and creative approach to their work. Previous experience within conservation is desirable and having an understanding of the need for wildlife and habitat protection with a passion for achieving results would help to successfully deliver this role.
The position is based at the sanctuary which is located 30 minutes from Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Detailed information on the sanctuary and our work can be found at

- Minimum five years at a managerial level
- Excellent planning and communication skills
- Extensive experience in proposal development and grant writing 
- Programme and project management
- Budget planning, monitoring and reporting
- Website and social media management
- Stakeholder liaison
- Excellent PC and Microsoft Office skills – especially Word and Excel

A monthly stipend of $1000 is provided.  You will also be provided with an annual return economy plane ticket to Sierra Leone and on-site accommodation. A daily meal (local food) is prepared for all staff.

Term of Appointment:
This is a permanent role to be filled mid August 2016.

Application Deadline:
1st of July 2016

To apply:

Please send a letter of application, your resume/CV  and 2 reference letters to and title your message "Programme Manager Application 2016"

Friday, May 27, 2016

Student placements on chough reintroduction project in Jersey

Student placements on chough reintroduction project in Jersey

An exciting opportunity is available for a student placement at Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, based in Jersey, working on the red-billed chough reintroduction project. This project, which began in 2013, is just one of many within Jersey’s “Birds On The Edge” project ( run in collaboration with the National Trust for Jersey and States of Jersey Department of the Environment.

Two placements are available, starting on 1st September 2016.  Durrell houses a captive collection of choughs at the Wildlife Park, while the reintroduction project is based at an off-site aviary near Sorel Point. Juvenile choughs bred in captivity are being released to the north coast of Jersey. All birds are intensively monitored and managed post-release. The student placement will assist the Field Manager in carrying out these activities. Students will spend 6 months with the project from September to March or March to September, with the remaining 6 months spent working with Durrell’s Bird Department.

Choughs have been absent from the Channel Islands for nearly a century and with the UK population in serious decline this is an exciting opportunity to help restore an enigmatic species.  If you would like to apply, please contact for further information and an application form. 

The closing date is 11th July 2016.



1 x June - 4th September

2 x July - 4th September

We are Chester Zoo, and for over 80 years we’ve been a leading conservation and education charity, and an amazing, award-winning visitor attraction.

We’re also a team of passionate, talented, enthusiastic and expert people, doing everything we can to keep the zoo going, from feeding the animals to discovering new conservation ideas, and giving our 1.7 million visitors an inspirational day out.

We work hard because we love animals, we care about nature, we love Chester Zoo and we want to be the best zoo in the world!

If you think you can help us to achieve that, then we’d love to hear from you.

Our award winning Discovery and Learning Team is central to our visitors’ experience and their engagement with animals and conservation issues which we deliver through diverse, fun and exciting means.

We’re currently on the search for Zoo Rangers to join our team delivering public education around the zoo. This will include one to one engagement, exhibit supervision and other educational activities. Audiences vary from 1 to 500 or more, and there is lots of public interaction requiring a confident and outgoing personality.

The successful candidate will have:

    •    a good knowledge of the natural world and conservation
    •    a dynamic and creative mind
    •    the ability to deliver high quality public engagement opportunities for our visitors
    •    excellent customer services skills
    •    the ability to work on their own as well as a part of a busy team
    •    good organisational and time management skills

Experience of working in the zoo education field and knowledge of Chester Zoo’s animal collection and conservation work would be an advantage.

This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

This is a temporary position, working 35 hours per week, 5 days out of 7. This will include weekends and Bank Holidays as rostered, and may include occasional evening work. The rate of pay is £8.35 per hour.

In addition we offer a range of amazing benefits including:

    •    auto-enrolment into the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST)
    •    a free admittance ticket for family/friends per month of service
    •    staff discount from restaurants and retail shops plus a subsidised canteen
    •    free entry to affiliated zoos and collections through BIAZA
    •    access to West Cheshire Credit Union
    •    free use of the X8 bus service to and from work
    •    free car parking
    •    uniform

To apply for this position, please provide your current CV and covering letter stating why you believe you should be considered for our Seasonal Zoo Ranger role to

Closing date for applications is Friday 10th June 2016.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Senior Keeper

Senior Keeper 

Peak Wildlife Park

Key Responsibilities:
• Working with a diverse range of animals, covering all areas of animal husbandry
• Training and record keeping
• Assisting with the training and development of staff
• Engaging with members of the public and carrying out one-to-one animal experiences
• Creating and delivering talks and presentations

Key Skills and Requirements: 
• Experience working as an animal keeper – must include working with big cats, ungulates and primates
• Enthusiastic and highly motivated with a proven track record in zoo animal management
• Good team worker with excellent communication skills
• Commitment to continued professional development of yourself and other staff
• Previous experience of supervising and training staff
• Diploma in the Management of Zoo animals and Aquaria (DMZAA) or an equivalent qualification
• Full UK driving license
• Computer literate with an excellent understanding of the Microsoft Office package and working knowledge of ZIMS would be desirable.

Working hours will vary depending on time of year, with longer shifts during the summer period and shorter days throughout winter. Staff are salaried so wages are not affected by varying hours.

Salary will be dependent on experience and will include other company benefits.

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

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Experienced Animal Keeper - Elephants

Experienced Animal Keeper - Elephants

Woburn Safari Park

Woburn Safari Park is currently looking to recruit an experienced Animal Keeper to join the Elephant team.
Woburn’s Elephant Herd consists of 4 Adult Asian elephants and our elephant calf, which are managed primarily in free contact.

Duties will include daily husbandry and management of the elephants including training, washing and exercising. The successful applicant will be required to work as part of a close knit team and will be able to demonstrate the good communication skills required for regular elephant presentations and special experiences.

The ideal candidate would be required to have the following;
• Experience working with elephants, preferably free contact
• Have attained the ANC in the Management of Zoo Animals qualification or equivalent
• Work well within a team and be able to supervise and develop work experience students
• Flexible approach to work and working hours
• Current full driving license

The position is full time working 5 days out of 7. As this will include regular weekend working, a flexible approach to days / hours will be required.

For further information and details on how to apply, please visit our website

Closing date: Friday 3rd June 2016

If you have not heard from us within 21 days of the closing date please consider your application unsuccessful on this occasion.

Ungulate Keeper

Ungulate Keeper

We are Chessington World of Adventures Resort and we are part of the magical Merlin Entertainments!

We are currently recruiting for an Ungulate Keeper.  In this role you will work within the Ungulate Team and take an active role in the day to day running of our awesome collection. This will include delivering unrivalled standards of animal husbandry required by our large variety of animals. You will be part of the team creating the most stimulating environment possible – not just for our guests, but for the animals too - and since we’re big on conservation, education and research, you’ll have a big part to play in that too. You will also be keen to support all areas within our Zoo, which will in turn benefit your own personal development. You will ensure the Health & Safety of yourself, our visitors and our guests at all times as well as develop a personal training programme in conjunction with your Head of Section.

We are looking for the following skills and experience;
•        Our ideal candidate will have completed an animal based qualification, with some good experience of working in a Zoo environment or equivalent.
•        You will be a clear and confident speaker, able to engage with the public, delivering fun and educational presentations and more importantly an alert listener, willing to learn and develop.
•        You will have passion and excitement for your chosen field, with a keen drive to develop your career as an Animal Keeper.

This role is full time, permanent, averaging 40 hours per week which will include weekends and bank holidays.

Alongside a competitive annual salary and 28 days holiday you can look forward to enjoying a great benefits package  including a Group Personal Pension Plan, Merlin Magic pass, Employee Assistance Programme, Childcare Vouchers, Life Assurance, 25% discount in our retail shops and restaurants, 40% discount online off of Lego, and much more!

Want to see us in action?

Apply HERE

Visitor Engagement Volunteer

Visitor Engagement Volunteer

Howletts Wild Animal Park and Port Lympne Reserve work in conjunction with The Aspinall Foundation; a charity committed to conservation and the reintroduction of captive bred species back into their natural habitats.

A new role has been developed in conjunction with the Education and Fundraising departments and we are looking for volunteers at both Howletts and Port Lympne parks.

This is an exciting opportunity for individuals to help us enhance visitor experience and raise awareness of the work being done at the parks and by The Aspinall Foundation. Successful candidates will act as information hotspots at busy points throughout the parks and engage visitors through short talks and activities. You will be provided with up-to-date information each day, which will enable you to increase visitor knowledge and enrich their visit.
Full training and supervision will also be given.

We are looking for candidates who are enthusiastic, approachable and friendly with a genuine interest in conservation and can confidently represent the parks and The Aspinall Foundation. Applicants should be available to volunteer 1 – 5 days per week between 9am and 5pm. You will also need to be available to attend an induction sessions on either the 11th or 12th June.

As we are a Registered Charity, funded entirely by visitor fees and donations, we regret we are unable to offer any wages or salary for the placement.  We will provide a uniform and discount at the parks food outlets for the days that you attend work. No other financial benefits are offered.   Candidates will need to have the ability to financially support themselves for the duration of their volunteer placement. Please be aware that unfortunately we are unable to offer accommodation. However, we do offer comprehensive practical training which provides significant insight into the functioning of a successful and responsible zoological collection, the aim being to promote your future employability.

Closing date: Wednesday 8th June 2016

To apply: email your CV and covering letter to Jess Wise:

To find out more about us and the work of the Aspinall Foundation, please visit our web site:

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Aviculture Assistant

Aviculture Assistant

Castle Espie Wetland Centre
37.5 hours per week working 5 days from 7
£14,796 - £15,575 per annum

Wetlands are essential for life.  The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) creates and protects wetland habitats to provide water, food and shelter for people and wildlife.  We save species around the world from extinction; our nine UK Wetland Centres inspire thousands of visitors to enjoy being close to nature.

We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic individual, with previous relevant experience and knowledge of animal management.  You will assist the Aviculture Warden in delivering the highest standards of animal welfare in accordance with zoo licensing regulations and WWT policies & procedures whilst implementing the WWT collection plan.  You will also contribute to an inspiring visitor experience by offering walks and talks and seasonal interpretation to our visitors and support all functions within the Grounds and Facilities team.

In return for your hard work and dedication you’ll enjoy a wide range of benefits including:
-        25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (increasing to 30 days after 5 years service)
-        Contributory pension scheme (conditions apply)
-        Life assurance
-        Free parking
-        Child care voucher scheme
-        Free entry to all our centres

For more information, and to apply for the role, please visit

Closing date 7th June 2016
Interview date 14th June 2016

Registered Charity Number England & Wales, no 1030884 and Scotland, no SC039410



DEEP SEA WORLD seeks Aquarist

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced pro active individual to join us as an Aquarist.

About You
Already have relevant experience in the visitor attractions sector working with marine fish and invertebrates and knowledge of aquarium life support systems. Have an infectious enthusiasm for creating stunning and innovative displays and keen to share knowledge with colleagues and guests. A degree or equivalent in a relevant biological science is advantageous.

About the Role
You will be responsible for maintaining and developing displays and exhibits - promoting public education and awareness in relation to conservation and delivering a memorable and entertaining experience to visitors. Experience in animal husbandry is essential. This is a hands on role and skills in pipework and maintenance of life support systems and pumps are beneficial. It is desirable, but not essential, that you are qualified to PADI Divemaster or equivalent and hold a valid HSE dive medical.  Dive specific training can be undertaken if not already at this level.

This post is full time, with weekend shifts allocated on a rota basis. 

About Deep Sea World
We are a market leader visitor attraction and Scotland’s National Aquarium based in North Queensferry.  We host the largest temperate marine display in the UK through its underwater walkthrough tunnel.  Other displays include tropical marine, freshwater, reptiles, amphibians and marine mammals.
Alongside annual salary a benefits package that includes a pension plan, 22 days holiday, Annual pass into Aspro Parks worldwide.

About Us
We are part of the ever expanding Aspro Parks Group operating over 60 attractions across Europe. Here in the UK we have 9 sites ranging from aquariums, theme park and caves.

Candidates should apply to Janeen Pickup, Human Resources Manager, C/O Blue Planet Aquarium, Cheshire Oaks, Cheshire CH65 9LF.  E-mail: Your application letter should highlight how you would fulfil this key role within the organisation.

Applications must be received by 17th June 2016

Work Location: Deep Sea World, North Queensferry, Fife, KY11 1JR

Deep Sea World is committed to Equal

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Zoo Presenter

Zoo Presenter

Northumberland College has two main campuses at Ashington and Kirkley Hall and centres at Hexham and Berwick.
We offer hundreds of full-time and part-time courses, work with students aged 14-18, mature students, higher education students and employers from numerous industry sectors.
Northumberland College is fully committed to improving the quality of service and provision to our students and in order to achieve this we encourage continuing professional development and improvement at all levels.
Kirkley Hall Enterprises is a very busy and successful operation, which secures commercial work from across the region. Kirkley Hall Enterprises also manages conferences, wedding events, the Refectory and Bar services at Kirkley Hall. An expansion of the provision is underway with the new Zoological Gardens visitor attraction, a new tea room and gift shop and a desire to increase the number of events being run for the public.
The post of Zoo Presenter provides an excellent opportunity for a proactive highly motivated person to assist in the activities at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens which is open weekends and school holidays.
Northumberland College is fully committed to:
‘safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment’
‘equality & diversity and inclusion for students, employers, the communities it services, staff, governors and customers who come into contact with the college’
When applying for this role, please reference AoC Jobs as your application source when asked.

Learn more and apply HERE

Friday, May 20, 2016

Lead Aquarist

Lead  Aquarist 

Reports to:  Executive Director of Cook Museum of Natural Science

Occupational Summary
                                                                                                                                                             The Lead Aquarist oversees and participates in the husbandry of the aquatic specimens, including the maintenance and re-stocking of their exhibits. Duties include maintaining closed aquatic systems, preventive health care and the identification of disease; understanding all areas of the animal care facility with the ability to cover all of the aquatic animal areas. They will demonstrates a high level of self-direction.  Work also involves initiating and implementing specific husbandry related projects that may be conducted in the museum or in the field.  Must have working knowledge of Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) aquatic care standards and requirements. Must have working knowledge of US Fish and Wildlife/Federal Permit Requirements for Endangered Green Sea Turtles.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
•        Participates in assigned husbandry duties, i.e. maintenance of assigned exhibits, diet preparation, feeding, monitoring animal health and maintenance of backup areas
•        Routinely dive exhibits to provide proper animal care and ensure exhibit quality is maintained
•        Maintains appropriate records
•        Involved in breeding and/or culture of animals or food sources in our collection
•        Initiates and/or assists in the upgrade of exhibits and maintains exhibit stock through ordering
•        Performs work in a manner that fosters the museum’s mission and reflects its core values and service standards
•        Follows AZA and US Fish and Wildlife/Federal permit husbandry guidelines for all aspects of animal care
•        Works with the Director of Exhibits and Visitor Experience with relation to the exhibit components of the Ocean exhibit and the Rivers and Streams exhibit.
•        Works with the Collections Manager with regard to the live animal collections software/database and record keeping.

Other Duties and Responsibilities
•        Assists in upgrade of existing exhibits
•        Assists in development of projects at the museum and in the field
•        Supervises and trains other aquarist staff, volunteers and interns
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
•        Minimum of three years of experience at the aquarist II level or minimum five years, if comparable experience, outside the aquarium field
•        Demonstrated expertise in a biological grouping or some similar specialty related to the position
•        Performs work as a team player and provides a positive leadership role for peers, colleagues, interns and volunteers
•        Knowledge of salt water ichthyofaunal
•        Able to work well with others and be a team player
•        Good communication skills
•        Good computer skills
•        Ability to use a variety of hand and power tools
•        Ability to Scuba dive
•        Ability to administer CPR, first aid and DAN O2
•        Understand water chemistry
•        Working knowledge of aquarium LSS components and maintenance
•        Assess turtle, fish and invertebrate health
•        Disease treatment of marine organisms
•        Basic plumbing skills
•        Understanding of biological, mechanical and chemical filtration
•        Needs hands on experience with maintenance and care of sea turtles
•        Needs hands on experience with maintenance and care of jelly fish

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
•        Knowledge and experience with AZA aquatic care standards
•        Knowledge of US Fish and Wildlife/Federal Permit requirements for Endangered Green Sea Turtles
•        Knowledge of Animal Care software such as ZIMS, Tracks, or Animal Care.
•        Published an aquarium related technical or scientific paper
•        Completed at least one project aimed at bettering the status of the living collection and produced a written report on same
•        Significant participation in at least one major exhibit change or upgrade
•        Demonstrated ability to engage in public speaking, such as educational programs, members programs, etc.

Educational/Experience Requirements
•        Bachelor’s degree in biology, ichthyology, or zoology: or the equivalent to a degree in experience in a related field
•         Minimum of five years’ experience in a related field

License or Certification Required
•        SCUBA certification
•        Driver’s License

•        Part time animal care/husbandry specialists
•        Animal care/husbandry interns
•        Animal care/husbandry volunteers

Working Conditions
•        Normal office environment
•        Frequent wet and slippery surroundings
•        Frequent hot or cold settings
•        Frequent exposure to fumes, smoke, odors, etc.

Physical Demands
•        Able to lift 50 lbs. to shoulder height
•        Transporting organisms, materials, buckets, etc. throughout the museum premises
•        Able to physically access the uniquely challenging exhibit and service areas to which assigned
•        Some climbing ladders
•        Working in cramped and awkward spaces requiring crouching or crawling

Time Commitments:
•        Weekly schedule is Tuesday through Saturday, but hours can vary
•        Willingness to adjust hours to accommodate the needs of the job
•        Possible nights and weekends
•        Must be available for special events and training

Please go to to apply. 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Part-time, Part-year Instructor – Animal Management Centre

Part-time, Part-year Instructor – Animal Management Centre


22.2 hours per week for 40 weeks per year
£18,840 - £22,508 pro rata (dependent upon qualifications)

Due to growth in learner numbers, the college is seeking to expand the current instructor team. The post holder will undertake practical instruction and assessment of groups of students and other trainees as required.
Candidates should be educated to at least level 3 in a relevant qualification e.g. Animal Management.  Candidates should be able to demonstrate significant professional experience working with a range of animals as well as a real passion and enthusiasm for animals and helping all learners to reach their maximum potential. The post holder will hold an appropriate teaching qualification or be willing to attain one.

This post is to be based at the Sparsholt campus.

Closing Date: 06 June 2016

College Benefits
•        Eligibility to join the Local Government Pension Scheme (a defined benefit pension scheme)
•        Death Benefit grant of 3x salary if in the pension scheme
•        Free on-site parking
•        Car Share Scheme
•        Occupational Sick Pay Scheme
•        Occupational Maternity Pay Scheme
•        Flexible Working Policy
•        Child Care Vouchers
•        Access to an employee assistance scheme
•        On-site gym at the Sparsholt campus (membership £85 per annum)
•        Free gym classes at the Sparsholt campus
•        You Make the Difference Staff nomination scheme
•        Facility to purchase Sparsholt produce including: plants, flowers, fruit & vegetables, fish, venison and turkey.
•        Access to discounted hair and beauty treatments at the Andover campus
•        Discounted admission to Marwell Zoo
•        Ability to access a range of CPD events and support with undertaking professional qualifications
•        Various food outlets and eateries offering good value food and drink at competitive prices

Application packs are available from:
24 hour recruitment line: 01962 797438