SEASONAL GENERAL OPERATIVES
£6.19 per hour
Temporary Contract: May to September
Based at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
We are looking for several General Operatives, on temporary basis, to assist with numerous tasks and projects within the Zoo reporting into the Estates Department.
As a General Operative your main duties will involve:
• Assisting the Maintenance department with minor repairs; dismantling and erecting signage; painting; small projects and other ad-hoc duties
• Assisting the Horticulture department with strimming, digging, planting; small projects and other ad-hoc duties.
• Assisting the Grounds and Transport department with litter picking and ensuring the grounds are clean and tidy; off loading of vehicles; driving dustcart and small projects.
It is essential that all applicants have a good level of physical fitness and have the ability to work as part of a team, as well as being prepared to work in all kinds of weather. Applicants must be 18 years or over and hold a full driving licence.
Hours of work: Based on a 40 hour week; working on a rota which includes working weekends and Bank Holidays.
Please email your CV with a covering letter to HR Department, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo on firstname.lastname@example.org
SEASONAL PART-TIME PLAY LEADERS
£6.81 per hour, inclusive of allowances
Contract: May to October
Are you enthusiastic, fun loving with a passion for learning through play with the motivation to delivery exemplary customer service? Would you like to join the Hullabazoo Indoor play team at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo?
We are currently seeking reliable and dependable temporary part-time Play Leaders to work within Hullabazoo Indoor Play.
What you will do in this role
You will contribute to the day-to-day operational running of Hullabazoo under the supervision of the Play Leader Supervisor or Deputy Supervisor. As part of the Indoor Play Team you will be central to ensuring we exceed visitor expectations.
What will make you perfect for this job?
• NVQ Level 1 qualification in child care or Playwork or appropriate experience.
• A good understanding of child protection and health and safety issues.
• Clear and effective written and oral communication skills, are essential. A high degree of interpersonal skills.
Candidates will be required to hold or obtain an enhanced CRB Disclosure. The roles will all involve regular weekend and bank holiday working.
Apply now by email with a covering letter and CV to the HR Department at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo on email@example.com
The closing date for all applications is: Monday 27 May 2013
SEASONAL BUS DRIVER/GROUNDSPERSON
£6.50 per hour
Based at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Bedfordshire
Would you like to join our team of seasonal staff and contribute towards our visitor experience at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, one of Bedfordshire’s most unusual and popular attractions?
Your duties as a bus driver/groundsperson would be to drive our visitors and guests around the Zoo in either the road train or our double-decker safari bus with an emphasis on providing an excellent level of customer service at all times. There will be a variety of other duties when not driving the road train/safari bus and these will be centred on general site presentation ie driving the dustcart and litter picking.
As well as holding a full driving licence (category C1), you will be aged 18 or over and be able to work weekends and bank holidays on rota basis; you will have a commitment to passenger safety and customer service.
To apply, please emaila full CV including a covering letter detailing your suitability for the above position to: Human Resources Department, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications is: Monday 27 May 2013
SEASONAL PART-TIME SUPPORTER SERVICES CO-ORDINATOR
£19,678 pa pro-rata
Based at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire
The Zoological Society of London has a vacancy for a Part-time Supporter Services Co-ordinator, on fixed term contract to the end of September 2013, to join the Supporter Services Team based at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. The supporter services team will be a single point of contact for general enquiries, as well as being the portal through which other ZSL products and experiences can be sold and booked. Contact with supporters will be made both via inbound phone calls, as well as outbound phone calls in order to maximize revenue for ZSL.
The ideal candidate will
• be educated to ‘A’ level standard or equivalent and a qualification in customer service would be desirable.
• have a good working knowledge of a customer relationship management system within a charity or commercial environment; a good working knowledge of Raisers Edge would be advantageous.
• have excellent numerical, written and oral skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and customer care skills too.
• be objective and target driven; highly organized and able to work well under pressure.
• Have a good understanding of the need for confidentiality.
The position will be for 2 to 3 days per week with regular weekend and Bank Holiday working.
If you have the imagination to not only problem solve but to create new opportunities to support the key departments within ZSL, then we would love to hear from you.
To apply please email your CV with a covering letter detailing your suitability to ZSL Whipsnade Zoo Human Resources department on email@example.com
Closing date for applications is: Monday 27 May 2013
Volunteer Divers in Marine Protected Areas - Philippines (Sept/Oct 2013)
Project Seahorse and its NGO partner in the Philippines are seeking volunteer, certified SCUBA divers (minimum 15 logged dives) who are interested in participating in a long-term monitoring program for marine protected areas (MPAs) in northern Bohol, Philippines.
The surveys are conducted biannually, one in the dry season (March/April) and one in the wet season (Sept/Oct). An eight-week commitment is required comprising of approximately two weeks of training and six weeks of surveying. Surveys are easily influenced by weather and other unpredictable events, so the duration may vary. If completed quickly, volunteers will be asked to assist with other conservation efforts, such as data encoding or assisting with other biological field programs.
In the dry season, sites are surveyed for fish communities and seahorses. In the wet season, benthic communities, coral complexity and seahorses are censused. Diving will involve shallow dives, generally 3-10 m, rarely to a maximum of 14 m, both during the day (benthic, coral and fish surveys) and during the night (seahorse surveys). Photography is used in the benthic surveys; although beneficial, no prior experience with underwater photography is required. We will select 3-4 international volunteers for each survey.
Requirements for volunteering
The Project Seahorse Foundation requires a donation of $2700 USD to help cover survey costs, local travel, accommodation, and food. Volunteers will ideally also provide their own SCUBA gear and are responsible for the cost of their return airfare to the Philippines, visa costs, travel/health insurance and appropriate vaccinations, together with providing proof of a current dive medical and dive insurance.
A working knowledge of coral reef fish families and benthic fauna (esp. corals) and flora would be an advantage.
Volunteers will be supervised by the Project Seahorse Foundation Survey Biologist and based in Handumon (Jandayan Island). On arrival in Cebu City, the Project Seahorse Foundation staff will organize a comprehensive orientation on its programs and projects, MPA survey schedule, safety protocols, and community and team living.
Download an application ( Volunteer Application Project Seahorse April 2013 (95 KB)) and please email it to Angelie Nellas at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Closing date for applications is Saturday 1st June 2013
Interviews will be conducted soon after the application deadline by phone.
Intern Position: Defining and Assessing Megaparks
Based at ZSL London Zoo
The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is looking for an intern, based at ZSL's offices in Regents Park, to provide support on the Monitoring Protected Area Project. This project is a collaborative project between the Institute of Zoology and Conservation Programme departments at ZSL, aiming at providing information regarding the state and the level of threats faced by the global protected area network.
Main tasks would include (but not exhaustive):
• GIS manipulation of remote sensing data
• Carrying out literature searches to compile data
• Attending meetings and events
This internship will not involve any field work and will be desk-based only. There will be opportunities to help with the production of publications.
The ideal candidate should:
• have an undergraduate degree or above in geography, environmental science or biology
• have good knowledge of GIS (ArcGIS)
• have excellent English both written and spoken
• be IT proficient
• have strong research skills
• have knowledge of quantitative research methods
Finally, the intern must be self-motivated with a strong interest in helping to develop the project.
ZSL is offering:
• A professional working environment
• Supervision by Institute of Zoology staff
• Experience within an active conservation organisation
• Facilities including computer, internet, library and relevant software
• A 6 month contract with daily expense (travel Zones 1-6 and lunch costs - max £5 per day) covered
Ideal period of volunteer contract:
• 10 June 2013 – 10 December 2013
• Four days per week
Please send your CV and letter of application by post or email to: Nathalie Pettorelli, Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, Regents Park NW1 4RY or Nathalie.Pettorelli@ioz.ac.uk
Closing date for applications: Friday 31st May 2013
Interviews: Week of the 3rd of June 2013
Ampersand at ZSL London Zoo - Front-of-House Staff, Supervisors & Porters
Hourly Rate: from £7.00 per hour
Location: ZSL London Zoo
Working Days/Hours: Flexible shifts, hours as required by the needs of business
Contract Type: Casual Contract
Whether it is serving in our brand new Terrace Restaurant or creating cocktails in the Tiger Territory event space we are looking for that special person that creates a unique event for our customers!! If you would like to be part of our dynamic events and retail team then we want you at our recruitment drive.
We are looking for fun, passionate and energetic people to take on the role of front of house (FOH) and waiting staff to assist at our events and catering units. Personality, drive and passion for delivering the best possible service are a must.
We need people who are flexible and will be available for bank holidays, weekends, evenings and holidays. Ideally you will be polite, have an awareness of high standards, a clear focus on quality and desire to impress!
We are holding two Recruitment days on Monday 13th May and Monday 20th May at London Zoo, Regents Park, Huxley Theatre (next to the ZSL Main Offices), NW1 4RY from 14.00-17.00. Please confirm your attendance to Lucie.Satrapova@zsl.org
and bring along proof of your right to work in the UK and a Passport Photo of yourself with you.
Ant Macroevolution Data Capture Assistant
The post will be based at UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT
We are looking to appoint a voluntary intern to assist with data capture for a post-graduate research project focussing on the evolutionary history of social traits and the evolution of biodiversity in the ants (Hymenoptera:Formicidae). The role involves gathering a large amount data on social and ecological traits of ants from journal articles and secondary sources, and recording it into a bespoke database. The successful applicant will be part of a lively and friendly research group at University College London (UCL), an affiliate of the Institute of Zoology. We are ideally looking for someone who is available on a full-time basis over 3 months.
The successful applicant will desirably have a BSc in a relevant field of biological science, will be experienced with Microsoft Office products (esp. Excel), will have experience with database design and data management and will be self-motivated and organised.
The successful applicant will be part of a friendly and eclectic macroecology research group at UCL. This is a great environment in which to learn about the general field of macroecology, through lab meetings and attending talks. By engaging with the project the successful applicant will learn about the evolution of the ants and methods of comparative biology.
We will reimburse travel costs from within Greater London zone 1-6 and lunch costs up to £5 each day.
To apply, please send a covering letter outlining your interest and suitability for this position and a copy of your CV to email@example.com .
Closing date for applications: Thursday 31st May 2013
Interviews to take place on the 5th and 6th of June 2013.