Tsaobis Baboon Project – Volunteer Field Assistants
The Tsaobis Baboon Project is a long-term study of desert baboons in Namibia. Based at the Institute of Zoology (the research arm of the Zoological Society of London), and affiliated with the Gobabeb Research and Training Centre (Namibia), our aim is to carry out fundamental research in behavioural ecology and population ecology, and to inform conservation policy and practice for social species.
We are seeking to appoint six volunteer fieldworkers for the 2014-2015 field season, between late April 2014 and late January 2015. A range of 6-month and 3-month volunteer positions are available over this period. The fieldwork will primarily involve daily follows of baboon troops on foot, collecting behavioural data from individually recognisable animals and their associated ecological conditions. Research over this field season will focus on three themes:
• Sexual coercion and conflicts over reproduction
• Social networks and information transfer
• Climate, behaviour, and host-parasite dynamics
Successful applicants will specialise in one of these three research areas, as well as contributing to the wider long-term study. Further information about the Tsaobis Baboon Project, the volunteer fieldworker positions, and the application procedure can be found on the Project’s webpages: www.zsl.org/tsaobisbaboonproject
Closing date: for applications: 9am, Monday 6th January 2014
Interviews will be held at the Institute of Zoology on Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th January 2014.
Telephone / Skype interviews will be possible for overseas applicants.
Broadcast Press Officers, London
Circa 27k pro rata (five-month contract)
Talented press officer? Experience of working with TV crews? The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is looking for two exceptional press officers to join its PR and Publishing team for five months to manage filming of a primetime documentary series about ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.
We are looking for confident team players who are able to hit the ground running and quickly forge strong working relationships.
The role will involve scoping and researching interesting and suitable stories for filming, organising filming schedules, liaising between the crew and ZSL staff, and accompanying all filming. You will also be required to plan PR activities to help promote the series when it broadcasts Summer 2014.
It’s a fantastic opportunity for a talented rising press officer to get to grips with the nitty gritty of assisting with a TV documentary, as well as to work in a unique environment. Whether it’s arranging lion feeds or crew lunch breaks, every day will be different.
With sound experience in a busy PR environment, you will need to exercise a keen news sense and be a self-starter with excellent organisational skills. A full driving license is required.
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To apply please send your CV and covering letter by email to email@example.com .
Closing date: for applications: 5pm, 13 December 2013
Director, King Khalid Wildlife Research Centre, Saudi Arabia
The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is recruiting for the position of Director of the King Khalid Wildlife Research Centre (KKWRC) in Saudi Arabia. ZSL have been managing KKWRC for the Saudi Wildlife Authority (SWA) since 1989. The centre runs the largest captive breeding programmes in the world for mountain gazelles, Arabian sand gazelles and Nubian ibex, and carries out ecological, epidemiological and genetic research on these captive animals and wild populations in protected areas across Saudi Arabia. KKWRC has carried out reintroductions into three protected areas in Saudi Arabia and continues to monitor these populations whilst planning future reintroductions.
ZSL is seeking a suitably qualified, motivated individual with strong leadership qualities and a scientific background. Candidates should have experience at Senior Departmental level and preferably experience working in the Arabian Peninsula. Able to work independently in demanding social conditions you will have an aptitude for motivating staff and fostering relationships with institutional partners. A good understanding of conservation, wildlife health or animal management is essential with a minimum of a master’s degree in a relevant subject. Fluent spoken and written English is essential and Arabic is of benefit.
As Director, you will be overall-in-charge of the centre, responsible through ZSL to the President of the Saudi Wildlife Authority in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. You will be responsible for the management of KKWRC staff, finances and other resources to ensure the delivery of all management, scientific and capacity building targets in the SWA-ZSL annual contract and workplan.
The position is initially a fixed term contract with the possibility of renewal each year thereafter. The post will be based at KKWRC in Thumamah, 1 hour outside of Riyadh. Accommodation is provided at KKWRC. The salary range is SR246,065-SR320,676 (approx. £42,082-£54,842) (tax free) commensurate with experience, with 45 calendar days leave per annum.
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The post is available immediately. Applications should send a full CV (maximum 3 pages) and covering letter detailing relevant experience and skills, stating why they want the position and including details of availability, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Closing date: for applications: 20 December 2013
We regret that we will only be able to contact applicants who have been selected for interview.
UK & Europe Conservation Programme Manager
Maternity Leave Cover Contract - 12 months - 3 days a week
Salary range £34,849 - £36,723 pro rata, inc. London Weighting
ZSL’s UK & Europe Conservation Programme seeks to bring direct and sustained conservation benefits to animals and their habitats focussing largely on the marine and freshwater environment. ZSL is seeking a motivated individual to act as Programme Manager for 12 months as maternity cover. The post-holder will be responsible for implementing the existing UK and Europe Conservation Programme strategy. The work will include management of existing staff and projects and development of new projects from scoping work already done. Fundraising to support both the existing and the new projects will be a priority, primarily working to a pre-existing plan but with some scope for new ideas. Key areas of work in the UK are: - the Thames Estuary (fish conservation - smelt, European eel and sharks); seals; invasive non-native species; and native oysters. In Europe, the focus is on: European wetlands; marine mammals; and angel sharks. The postholder will also be responsible for representing ZSL at technical and policy meetings, for overseeing programmatic and financial reporting to existing donors and partners, and for internal administration and communication.
The successful candidate will have had experience working in an applied aquatic science or aquatic conservation field. They will be experienced in programme management and will have worked in the UK and Europe. They will be up to date with current UK and European environmental policy and legislation. In addition, they will be confident in producing technical reports, managing budgets, writing fundraising proposals, maintaining and developing good external and internal relations, and promoting the work of ZSL.
The post is part-time (3 days per week) and is maternity cover. The contract is fixed term for 12 month and is based in London.
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Closing date for applications: 15 December 2013
Head of Facilities Management
The Facilities Management Department is responsible for the management of ZSL’s land, buildings and infrastructure, including planned and reactive maintenance, presentation of grounds and gardens to a high standard, waste removal and the development of new developments. This exciting new post will give the opportunity to lead a department which plays a pivotal role within the Society.
Excellent technical skills with a recognised professional engineering/building services qualification and extensive hands-on experience at a managerial level are essential requirements. A strong customer-focus and good communication and interpersonal skills are also important in this role.
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Application by CV with covering letter outlining how you meet our requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to the HR Department, ZSL, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4RY.
Closing date for applications: 9 December 2013