Jobs at ZSL

Penguins at the ZSL London Zoo stocktake 2012

Current Vacancies

ZSL provides a diverse range of jobs across its global sectors. Discover what exciting opportunities are currently...
An Amazon kingfisher pictured during one of Conservation Programes's expedition to Guyana, with Rob Pickles.

Higher Education

ZSL's Institute of Zoology offers a wide range of opportunities in Higher Education...
A volunteer helping a visitor in Rainforest Live


Volunteers play a very important role in the life of ZSL, contributing to our success by assisting staff, helping...

Working for ZSL

Scarlet Macaws during a bird display at ZSL Whipsnade. KeeperThe Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is a charity devoted to conservation and education, the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats being the key role of the organisation.

Our scientists in the laboratory and field, animal management teams at both zoos and our veterinarians contribute wide-ranging skills and experience to both practical conservation and the scientific research that underpins this work.

We are committed to the principle of equal opportunities in employment. We apply policies that are determined solely by job criteria and personal ability.

Internship Opportunities

There are currently no internship positions at ZSL, please keep checking this page for future opportunities.

Higher Education with ZSL

A Cheetah in the Serangeti in Tanzania, taken on conservation Programme's ongoing field work with Cheetahs.ZSL's Institute of Zoology offers research training through PhD studentships, and hosts undergraduate and masters level research projects conducted as part of our own MSc courses and courses at other institutions.

Find out more about ZSL's higher education courses


Learning Volunteer at ZSL London ZooIf you are interested in getting involved with ZSL why not volunteer at ZSL London Zoo or ZSL Whipsnade Zoo?

Learn more about volunteering at ZSL

Careers and courses

Learn more about career possibilities at ZSL, work experience, and our specialised courses to give you taste of ZSL working life. 

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Important Information for Applicants

Under the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, we are required to check that anyone taking up employment with us has the legal right to work in the UK.

All shortlisted candidates will therefore be asked to provide documentary proof of this during the interview process and we will be required to take a copy of the successful candidates’ documents before the work commences.

Please note, If you are a non-EU citizen and you don’t have the relevant Visa to be able to work in the UK, we would only be able to apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship from the UK Border Agency if we can show we have met the Resident Labour Market Test and you are able to meet the required points needed under the new points-based system.

For more information please visit the UK Border Agency website:

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