Current vacancies

ZSL provides a diverse range of jobs across its global sectors. Discover what exciting opportunities are currently available. 


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Research Technician in Virus Evolution

We would like to appoint an experienced Research Technician for 3 years (fixed term) at full time to join a research group investigating the evolutionary genetics of ranaviruses. 

Sponsorship Manager

We are looking for a proven sponsorship expert, reporting to the Head of Corporate Partnerships, who will have the latest market knowledge to value property rights and develop more varied, diverse and creative sponsorship propositions.

Exhibit Explainer- Squirrel Monkeys

We are looking for Exhibit Explainers to enthrall, engage and interact with our key audiences from within our popular squirrel monkey walkthrough exhibit.

Chef - ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Reporting to the Head Chef, the successful candidate will have proven track record working in the kitchen environment, and will be required to assist in the delivery of freshly produced meals for the visitors coming on site.

 Head of Operations Conservation Programmes

The Head of Operations will report to Jonathan Baillie, Director of Conservation Programmes, and will be responsible for ensuring the smooth running of internal processes in the department.

Catering Assistants

The catering team at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo are currently recruiting catering assistants to join our well established team.

Press Officer, Specialist Media

This enthusiastic and resourceful team member will focus on the field conservation work of ZSL, along with the scientific research carried out by our Institute of Zoology.

Connect Chagos Project Support Officer

The postholder will take the project lead role on Connect Chagos. This involves supporting both the Connect Chagos Community Officer and Connect Chagos intern with their daily tasks and ensuring a high quality in all aspects of the project. 

London Zoo supporter services – assistant manager

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to use your excellent people skills and experience gained in a customer focused environment, such as a call centre, to deliver results and strengthen the team.

Head Veterinarian, King Khalid Wildlife Research Centre, Saudi Arabia

ZSL is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced, strongly motivated individual who is able to work both independently and as part of a broader team. Candidates should ideally be a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS), and a relevant post-graduate qualification, such as a Masters in Wild Animal Health or Conservation Medicine, is highly desirable.

Head of Private Philanthropy

ZSL is are developing Philanthropic giving and are seeking a new Head of Private Philanthropy who will be responsible for raising funds from high value individual donors in order to develop a sustainable income stream. 

Project Manager, Lake Ossa Project, Cameroon

ZSL’s Cameroon Programme is looking for a Project Manager for their Lake Ossa Project.  The successful candidate will be responsible for the delivery of this 3 year Darwin Initiative funded project (started April 2014), coordinating and implementation the project’s activities, liaising with project partners and monitoring and evaluating project progress.

Mangrove Conservation Scientist

ZSL is looking to recruit a dynamic individual in an exciting new position as Mangrove Conservation Scientist. This position sits within the Marine and Freshwater team and reports to the Head of Global Conservation Programmes.

PGRA Wildlife Veterinarian

The Institute of Zoology, the research arm of the Zoological Society of London, affiliated to University College London, invites applications for a full-time Wildlife Veterinarian.


Voluntary Opportunities


Voluntary research internships

The Indicators and Assessments Unit at the Zoological Society of London is offering an excellent opportunity to gain experience with one of the UK’s leading conservation research organisations. 

Volunteer amphibian surveyor

Herpetologist wanted to volunteer on an amphibian conservation project in China for up to 3 months, all expenses paid. 

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