Press Officer, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
Salary: £24,925 p.a.
The Zoological Society of London is a charity dedicated to the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats. Through our zoo breeding programmes and our scientific research and conservation work in the field, we are making a vital difference in the fight to save species from extinction.
We are looking for a talented press officer to join our media team, working from our office at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo but liaising regularly with the rest of the team at ZSL London Zoo. This enthusiastic and resourceful team member will focus on using the media to raise the profile of the zoo, drive visitors, and enhance our reputation as a zoo, as well as maintaining the profile of ZSL as a conservation charity. They will also be involved in developing internal communications at the zoo to keep all employees connected and effectively informed.
With solid experience in news or PR, you will be confident in dealing with journalists from the national press, TV and radio. You will need a keen news sense, a proven track record in spotting and shaping stories, and be used to working to tight deadlines. Excellent communication and organisational skills together with a flexible approach are necessary. A full driving licence is required.
A job description for this position and more details on the work we do can be found on our website, www.zsl.org.
To apply please complete the ZSL Application Form and Equality of Monitoring Opportunity form on the website and send to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 21st March 2014.
Interviews will take place on Wednesday 2nd April 2014.
Senior Programme Manager, Asia
Salary: £40,000 to £44,000 p.a. (including London Weighting)
The Zoological Society of London (ZSL), a charity founded in 1826, is a world-renowned centre of excellence for conservation science and applied conservation. ZSL’s mission is to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats. This is realised by carrying out field conservation and research in over 50 countries across the globe and through education and awareness-raising at our two zoos, ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, inspiring people to take conservation action.
We are offering an exciting opportunity for an experienced conservationist with initiative, drive, and excellent leadership and communication skills to take forward our Asia Conservation Programme.
This position reports to the Head of Regional Programmes and, working collaboratively with ZSL’s technical expertise teams where appropriate, oversees and develops all of ZSL’s site-based conservation work in Asia. The post-holder has direct responsibility for the East and Southeast Asia country programmes in Indonesia, Thailand and the Russian Far East, working through country managers in each instance. To ensure regional cohesion, they will also oversee, via line management of the Programme Manager for the South and Central Asia programme, ZSL’s work in Nepal, Bangladesh, Mongolia and India. The position is supported by an Assistant Programme Manager.
Main responsibilities will include programme development, and grant writing aligned to ZSL’s mission targets and major initiatives; project and staff management and administration; building and maintaining relationships with project collaborators, stakeholders and donors; coordination of cross-Society programme activities, and external representation and promotion of ZSL and its conservation work.
The post-holder should have an excellent proven track record in field conservation and project development and management and/or a higher degree in an appropriate subject such as conservation biology, conservation/development policy or a related discipline. Experience with staff management and a good understanding of biodiversity conservation issues in Asia are essential. Experience working in the region is highly desirable. Excellent written and spoken English, strong organisational, interpersonal and presentation skills, and proven grant-writing and report-writing ability are also required.
The position will be based at ZSL’s offices in London and will involve significant travel to the relevant countries. The position is a permanent one and start date will be as soon as possible. The salary is dependent on experience and skills.
Applicants should complete the ZSL Application Form and send, together with their CV, by email to email@example.com by Friday 28 March 2014.
COMMERCIAL WAREHOUSE MANAGER
BASED AT ZSL WHIPSNADE ZOO, BEDFORDSHIRE
£23,500 - £25,000 p.a. inclusive of allowances
We have a fantastic opportunity for an experience Warehouse Manager, or Assistant Manager looking to step up, to take charge of our new warehousing facilities on this unique site. You will use your energy and drive to oversee the full range of warehousing activities including the receipt, storage and retrieval of stock and the timely distribution to various outlets. This is a proactive, hands on, role which demands good physical fitness, and the ability to maintain a high level of accuracy while working under pressure. The need to be flexible and the ability to work in and outdoors are required.
In addition, you will manage a team of full and part-time Warehouse Assistants, overseeing all picking, packing and distribution activity and will be responsible to train, motivate and performance manage these staff.
Educated to GCSE level or above standard, or equivalent, in English and Maths you will have:
- Experience of using computerised systems, databases and producing spreadsheets
- Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
- A full clean driving licence (which allows the use of a LGV)
- Relevant Health & Safety knowledge relating to safe working practices
Training in the use of a counterbalance forklift would be useful.
The working hours will vary between 8.00am to 6.30pm, worked on a roster which includes every other weekend.
To apply please send a CV and a covering letter highlighting your suitability to ZSL’s HR Department, firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date of 21 March 2014.
£24,925 per annum
Full time, 9 month fixed term contract
Based at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
We are looking for a Lead Presenter to lead and develop a team and to create and deliver a wide range of high quality and innovative live interpretation events.
As Lead Presenter you will be responsible for the day to day management of the Presenter Team based at Whipsnade. You will do this by ensuring a consistency of delivery through effective rostering and supervision of presenter activity on a daily basis. This role is vital in the training of new presenters, content development of live interpretation events and co-ordination of events with other departments.
It is essential that the successful candidate will have excellent communication and organisational skills, together with a proven track record in leading a team. They will also have a keen interest in wildlife and conservation.
Please send your CV with a covering letter detailing your suitability for the position to HR Department, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Whipsnade, Nr Dunstable, Beds. LU6 2LF or email: email@example.com. A Job Description can be requested from the HR department at Whipsnade.
Closing date for all applications: Thursday 13 March 2014
Interview date: Thursday 20 March 2014
Based at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire
£18,025 per annum
Could you take on the challenge of contributing towards our high quality catering operation at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, one of Bedfordshire’s most unusual and popular attractions?
We have a full-time, permanent vacancy for a Chef in our Day Visitor Catering department. You will be a part of the kitchen brigade, producing innovative food for the day visitor catering outlet within operating budgets, portion and stock control. The role involves regular weekend and bank holiday working also the occasional evening.
You will need to be educated to a minimum of GCSE level or equivalent, have a proven track record in practical cookery within the catering industry and be able to prepare and cook meals from raw ingredients with good presentation skills. Clear and effective communication skills, both written and oral are essential, as well as a high degree of interpersonal skills in order to effectively liaise with customers and staff at all levels. Some supervisory skills, a catering or leisure qualification and a full clean driving licence is desirable.
We offer excellent benefits including a stakeholder pension scheme, free life assurance and childcare voucher scheme
To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter, including details of your current salary to: HR Department, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Whipsnade, Nr Dunstable, Beds. LU6 2LF or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closing date is: 23 March 2014
Supporter Recruitment & Retention Executive
£28,408 p.a inclusive
This is an exciting opportunity for you to use your experience to help lead ZSL’s supporter recruitment and retention activity. Reporting to the Head of Supporter Services and Membership you must be able to develop innovative strategies for the acquisition and retention of ZSL supporters and members, recommending changes to the existing schemes as appropriate.
You will work closely with the CRM team and other relevant departments, including marketing, to develop campaigns to attract new members/donors and re-activate past supporters, driving the programme forward to achieve maximum engagement.
You will be a graduate, or equivalent with excellent knowledge of direct marketing and an understanding of the charity sector. A good working knowledge of Raisers Edge or similar database system and experience of managing budgets, creating marketing plans and running large-scale campaigns across a variety of media is required. You will also need excellent interpersonal and communication skills. The post will be based at ZSL London Zoo, and will require regular visits to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.
If you think this is the job for you please send your CV and a covering letter highlighting your suitability to: email@example.com.
Closing date for applications: 10 March 2014.
Marine Reserves Coalition Internship
The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is seeking an intern to provide support to the Marine Reserves Coalition (MRC). The MRC is a multi-NGO collaboration between ZSL, Greenpeace UK, the Marine Conservation Society, the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Blue Marine Foundation, set up in 2011 to work collectively on the designation of marine reserves; fully protected, no-take marine areas closed to all extractive and potentially damaging activities.
Based in the Conservation Programmes department at ZSL, the successful candidate will directly contribute towards MRC preparations for the International Marine Conservation Congress, taking place in August 2014. Duties will include extensive research on all aspects of marine protected area (MPA) policy and science, including analysis on current global MPA coverage, using the World Database on Protected Areas. There will be a strong focus on information dissemination, through writing briefings, website updates, reports and other communications. Additional tasks will include assisting with campaign and public outreach activities, in particular the organisation of Project Ocean and World Oceans Day events in June 2014. This is a desk-based position, although successful candidates will be required to attend off-site meetings and events where appropriate.
Successful candidates must have:
- A university background in marine biology/conservation sciences (or equivalent) – preferably to MSc level
- Exceptional written communication skills
- Strong attention to detail
- Excellent research and analytical skills
- Knowledge of UK and international marine conservation policy
- Excellent IT skills
- Experience in using ArcGIS
The internship is for four months, and will ideally run from 28 April to 29 August 2014. The role is part time (4 days per week) and is based within ZSL’s Conservation Programmes department in Regent’s Park. All applicants must be able to show that they have permission to work in the UK.
Please note that this is a voluntary position. However, ZSL will reimburse travel costs from within the Greater London area (zones 1-6) and lunches (up to £5 a day). There should be no expectation that any paid position will arise out of this internship.
This is an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to further their knowledge of marine conservation and to gain unique experience of working within a coalition of highly respected and influential environmental NGOs. To apply, please send a covering letter outlining your interest and suitability for this role, your CV (two pages maximum) and details of two referees to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like any further information with regards to the role, please contact Fiona Llewellyn on 02074496483.
Closing date for applications: 19 March 2014
Interviews likely to be held the week commencing 24 March 2014
(If you have not been contacted by this date we regret that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion)