Animal Registrar (Part Time 22.5 hours – 6 months Fixed Term Maternity Cover)
Location: Edinburgh Zoo
As part of the Living Collections team you will maintain and develop all aspects of animal records within the EZ Living Collections; you may also assist in liaising with and coordinating 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 Maternity Cover position where the working hours are 22.5 hours per week and the post may involve occasional weekend and evening work.
As a Charity, first and foremost, we work hard to make sure our benefits package is competitive and attractive. As well as the fundamental benefits like salary and pension, we offer other rewards that can help you financially, can make work a bit easier and make life outside of work a lot more fun! 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!
For full information on how to apply, please visit the RZSS vacancy page and follow the instructions.
Closing date: Sunday 18 February 2018
We are the Royal Zoological Society for Scotland (RSZZ), and for over 100 years we’ve been a leading conservation and education charity as well as an amazing, award-winning visitor attraction. Through our two sites, RZSS Edinburgh Zoo and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, we provide unique and memorable experiences and engage with nearly 750,000 visitors per year in the wonders of the natural world, taking care of over 1,000 rare and endangered animals in safe and stimulating surroundings.
Our Mission: Connecting people with nature. Safeguarding species from extinction. Registered Charity No: SC004064
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