Animal Services Operative
Join our vibrant organisation!
As an action-oriented conservation charity, Marwell Wildlife’s aim is to connect people with nature. Through enthusing our audience about the wonders of the natural world we’re certain they’ll share our passion to conserve it. Our success relies on our key assets. A spectacular day out for our guests at our 140 acre Marwell Zoo, with its stunning array of exotic and endangered species and the amazing family of talented people in our team, who share our passion and bring our vision to life.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Animal Services Operative to join our team on a full-time basis. The Animal Services Operative is a key role that works closely with our Animal and Veterinary teams to ensure the provision of essential life support services for the animal enclosures at Marwell. This includes ordering, preparation and delivery of animal diets, assistance with ordering equipment and working in animal enclosures as well as the ordering and delivery of animal bedding material and the removal of animal waste. This is a varied role which offers the opportunity to be involved in many critical aspects of animal care.
The successful candidate will have previous experience of working in a zoo or agricultural environment and an understanding of biosecurity in a zoo or agricultural setting. Experience of using farm machinery is a must as is a full driving licence valid for the UK due to the need to drive park vehicles. Time management and organisational skills are also essential for this role.
Placed in the top 15 of the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Not-For-Profit organisations, we know that our future plans will only be delivered through a great team of highly motivated people. We’ll provide a generous package and the opportunity to further develop your professional skills and abilities, to have a big say in future plans and of course, a fantastic working environment!
If you would like to join our unique and vibrant organisation and become part of our Marwell Family, please visit our website, marwell.org.uk for a full candidate brief and to complete our application form.
Closing Date: 20th March 2018
Successful applicants for vacancies with Marwell Wildlife will be required to have a DBS check as a condition of employment.
Marwell Wildlife is an equal opportunities employer.
Colden Common, Winchester, Hants, SO21 1JH. Registered charity number 275433. marwell.org.uk
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