Animal Registrar (Part Time 15 hours – 6 months Fixed Term)
Location: Edinburgh Zoo
The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) owns and manages Edinburgh Zoo and the Highland Wildlife Park in Kingussie. Both parks are premier visitor attractions of Scotland that provide an amazing animal experience as well as an excellent day out! RZSS has a worldwide reputation for its conservation and education programmes, and the very heart of our mission is to connect people with nature and safeguard species from extinction. We’ve been a charity since our founding in 1909 and maintain a keen commercial edge to ensure a sustainable, bright and exciting future.
As well as our wonderful animals we have a highly professional, diverse and friendly staff community too. So, in working for RZSS you've not only got a great job in a very interesting organisation - you're also part of an amazing cause too!
As part of the Living Collections team you will maintain and develop all aspects of animal records within the EZ Living Collections; liaise with and coordinate activities with relevant legal bodies to facilitate animal transfers for Edinburgh Zoo, and assist in developing RZSS’ Animal Collection Plan in support of RZSS’ vision and mission.
To operate effectively in this role, you will demonstrate administrative and data input experience in an office environment and will have good skills with Word, Excel, database and statistical software. A knowledge and understanding of Zoological legislation is essential as is the knowledge based skills to research and question information from a range of sources. Experience in zoo management operations and conservation roles in zoos is desirable and the Diploma in the Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals or a directly equivalent zoo husbandry qualification would be advantageous. The ideal candidate will have experience of providing first-class customer care and service delivery.
This a 6 month fixed term position where the working hours are 15 hours per week and the post involves occasional weekend and evening work.
Closing date: Wednesday 10 August 2016
For full information on how to apply, please visit the RZSS vacancy page and follow the instructions.
Registered charity number: SC004064
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