Driver/Engineer at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo


Circa £21,575 pa depending on experience

Based at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire


An opportunity to join our Steam Railway operation here at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, one of the premier Heritage railways in the UK.


We have a full-time, permanent vacancy for a Driver/Engineer and the duties will involve preparing, checking and driving the locomotives; track and maintenance work.  We will provide Steam and Diesel Driver Training and certification.  The ideal candidate will have:

  • An engineering background with a good understanding of Health and Safety procedures
  • Some railway knowledge/experience but is not essential


The position is physically demanding and it is essential that the job holder is able to work well within a team and when necessary work on their own initiative, have a flexible and willing approach to work, are prepared to work in all weathers and are physically and medically fit.

All applicants must be 18 years of age or over and it is a requirement for this position to hold a full driving licence.

Normal working hours are 37.5 per week (with starting and finishing times varying according to roster and season).  The posts will also include weekend working on a rota basis and the occasional evening work.

To apply please  complete and attach separately the ZSL Application Form and Equality of Opportunity Monitoring form on our website ( and email to

File ZSL Job Application Form (57.27 KB)


The closing date is: Wednesday 31st December 2014