Horticulture Operative

Horticulture Operative

Closing Date: 21/06/2024

Location/Division: BZP

Horticulture Operative

Salary: £22,877

Contracted Hours: 37.5

Location: Bristol Zoo Project/ Bristol Zoo Gardens

Contract Type: Permanent

Bristol Zoological Society, the conservation and education charity that runs and operates Bristol Zoo Project (previously Wild Place Project), higher education programmes and conservation projects across the world, is recruiting a horticulture operative.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Landscapes team. If you would like the advert in an alternative format, or would like to talk about how we can adjust the interview process to best support you, please contact hr@bzsociety.org.uk

We are committed to employing from all areas of the community, we value equality and diversity across our workforce and aim to ensure our staff is reflective of the diversity of the community. In support of this commitment, we welcome applications from the Global Majority.

The horticulture/Landscapes team are responsible for the sustainable production of fodder, browse, and enrichment for the Society’s animals. The team of operatives actively engages in agricultural work, including daily collection and maintenance of the Society’s browse and fodder provisions. Additionally, they assist with other tasks to support the department, such as managing green waste.

With a new strategy in place to create a world-class Bristol Zoo and conservation and sustainability at its heart, the new Bristol Zoo Project will offer spacious, modern facilities, significant growth in our conservation and education work, and an innovative and exciting visitor experience.

The role will help to realise our vision of saving wildlife together, and you will be involved in supporting our transformation programme – driving visitor numbers at Bristol Zoo Project and excitement as plans for the new Zoo progress. We know that everyone here at the Society can help us work alongside our communities, look after the environment, and contribute to our inclusive culture.

As a Disability Confident Employer if you identify yourself as disabled under the Equality Act 2010 definition and can demonstrate that you meet the essential criteria listed in the person specification, we will guarantee an interview.

Your work-life balance is important to us, and we’re happy to support flexible working – be that through your working pattern, or hybrid working for certain roles. We just need to ensure that you have some time to connect with the rest of your team and are able to deliver the responsibilities of your role.

Benefits include:

• 30 days of annual leave (Pro-rated, inclusive of bank hols) increasing with length of service with an option to buy up to 5 days’ additional holiday

• Access to our company pension scheme

• Enhanced family leave – supporting you with the important milestones in your life with enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay

• Access to a range of resources to support your physical, mental and financial health, including access to our Employee Assistance Programme

• Death in service benefit (x3 salary)

• Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loans supporting you to spread the cost of environmentally friendly transport options

• Other flexible benefits including access to a health cash plan to help you with everyday healthcare costs

• Access to a great range of discounts from hundreds of retailers to help make your money go further including gym discounts

• Hybrid working for certain roles, to allow you to work where you work best - we’re happy to discuss flexible working options for all roles

• Option for Lifestyle Break after one years’ service

• Ongoing training and development opportunities, allowing you to reach your full potential

• Free on-site car park

To apply for this role please sign into our recruitment portal and upload your CV and cover letter explaining how you meet the essential and desirable criteria detailed in the person specification in the job description.

The closing date for applications is 21/06/2024.

Interviews will be held on week commencing the 24/06/2024.

To assist your preparation if you are invited to an interview, we ask questions based on our behaviour competencies described in the job description and look for evidence of how you demonstrate these behaviours.

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Lecturer/Conservation Project Manager

Lecturer

Closing Date: 21/06/2024

Location/Division: BZG/BZP

Lecturer/Conservation Project Manager

Salary: £34,715

Contracted Hours: 37.5 hours/week

Location: Bristol Zoo Gardens/Bristol Zoo Project

Contract Type: Full-time Temporary (1-year)

Bristol Zoological Society, the conservation and education charity that runs and operates Bristol Zoo Project (previously Wild Place Project), higher education programmes and conservation projects across the world, is recruiting a Lecturer/ Conservation Project Manager. This is an exciting opportunity to join the Field Conservation & Science team.

If you would like the advert in an alternative format, or would like to talk about how we can adjust the interview process to best support you, please contact hr@bzsociety.org.uk

We are committed to employing from all areas of the community, we value equality and diversity across our workforce and aim to ensure our staff is reflective of the diversity of the community. In support of this commitment, we welcome applications from the Global Majority.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Higher Education Teaching and Supervision: the successful applicant will lead modules (undergraduate and/or Masters level) and supervise and mark research projects at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
  • Co-manage a multi-disciplinary conservation project within the Bristol Zoological Society’s Field Conservation Programmes.

We are looking for a dynamic and experienced individual to join our expanding, dedicated, and collaborative team with broad academic knowledge, experience and/or understanding of wildlife conservation. Experience and/or understanding of the application of research to conservation issues and project management is required. We are particularly interested in applicants with demonstrable experience in applied conservation measures and stakeholder engagement, rather than strictly fundamental research. If you have experience in these areas, we would be very interested in hearing from you. Your role will be crucial in helping us achieve our mission of saving wildlife together and delivering excellent Higher Education programmes.

You will be leading a project in one of BZS’s flagship global conservation programmes. We run successful and impactful conservation programmes in the Philippines, Madagascar, Tanzania, and Equatorial Guinea, each of which acts to conserve threatened species, protect habitats, by working with local communities and stakeholders. The choice of conservation programme for the successful applicant will be considered at the time of appointment based on a best-fit model given the applicant’s relevant skills and experiences. You will be instrumental in delivering real-world conservation impact.

Please review the Job Description/Person Specification in detail for more information about the role in general. If you have any questions about the role, please email our People team.

With a new strategy in place to create a world-class Bristol Zoo and conservation and sustainability at its heart, the new Bristol Zoo Project will offer spacious, modern facilities, significant growth in our conservation and education work, and an innovative and exciting visitor experience.

The role will help to realise our vision of saving wildlife together, and you will be involved in supporting our transformation programme – driving visitor numbers at Bristol Zoo Project and excitement as plans for the new Zoo progress. We know that everyone here at the Society can help us work alongside our communities, look after the environment, and contribute to our inclusive culture.

As a Disability Confident Employer if you identify yourself as disabled under the Equality Act 2010 definition and can demonstrate that you meet the essential criteria listed in the person specification, we will guarantee an interview.

Benefits include:

  • 30 days of annual leave (Pro-rated, inclusive of bank hols) increasing with length of service
  • Access to our company pension scheme
  • Access to a range of resources to support your physical, mental and financial health, including access to our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Death in service benefit (x3 salary)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loans
  • Other flexible benefits include gym discounts and access to a health cash plan
  • Hybrid working for certain roles, to allow you to work where you work best - We’re happy to discuss flexible working
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities, allowing you to reach your full potential
  • Free on-site car park

To apply for this role please sign into our recruitment portal and upload your CV and cover letter.

The closing date for applications is 21st June. Interviews will be held w/c 1st July.

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Trainee Keeper (Ectotherms)

Trainee Animal Keeper

Closing Date: 21/06/2024

Location/Division: BZG

Trainee Keeper (Ectotherms)

Salary: £8,932

Contracted Hours: 15 hours per week

Location: Bristol Zoo Gardens

Contract Type: Permanent, Part Time

Bristol Zoological Society, the conservation and education charity that runs and operates Bristol Zoo Project (previously Wild Place Project), higher education programmes and conservation projects across the world, is recruiting a Trainee Animal Keeper (Ectotherms). This is a part time position working 15 hours per week as part of the departmental rota, which may include working alternate weekends and bank holidays. It will mainly be based at our Clifton site working with our diverse Ectotherms collection but may require working at Bristol Zoo Project.

If you would like the advert in an alternative format, or would like to talk about how we can adjust the interview process to best support you, please contact hr@bzsociety.org.uk

We are committed to employing from all areas of the community, we value equality and diversity across our workforce and aim to ensure our staff is reflective of the diversity of the community. In support of this commitment, we welcome applications from the Global Majority.

The successful applicant will have experience working with a variety of ectotherms species and previous knowledge and experience working within a zoological collection. It would be desirable if applicants have either the Diploma in the Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals, or a relevant degree.

Applicants should have excellent communication skills, be hard working, a good team player and have an enthusiastic, outgoing personality. A full driving licence is also desirable for cross-site working. This role covers all aspects of modern-day zoo keeping including daily husbandry routines, animal training, environmental enrichment, research, talks and guest experiences.

With a new strategy in place to create a world-class Bristol Zoo and conservation and sustainability at its heart, the new Bristol Zoo Project will offer spacious, modern facilities, significant growth in our conservation and education work, and an innovative and exciting visitor experience.

The role will help to realise our vision of saving wildlife together, and you will be involved in supporting our transformation programme – driving visitor numbers at Bristol Zoo Project and excitement as plans for the new Zoo progress. We know that everyone here at the Society can help us work alongside our communities, look after the environment, and contribute to our inclusive culture.

As a Disability Confident Employer if you identify yourself as disabled under the Equality Act 2010 definition and can demonstrate that you meet the essential criteria listed in the person specification, we will guarantee an interview.

Your work-life balance is important to us, and we’re happy to support flexible working – be that through your working pattern, or hybrid working for certain roles. We just need to ensure that you have some time to connect with the rest of your team and are able to deliver the responsibilities of your role.

Benefits include:

  • 30 days of annual leave (Pro-rated, inclusive of bank hols) increasing with length of service with an option to buy up to 5 days’ additional holiday
  • Access to our company pension scheme
  • Enhanced family leave – supporting you with the important milestones in your life with enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
  • Access to a range of resources to support your physical, mental and financial health, including access to our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Death in service benefit (x3 salary)
  • Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loans supporting you to spread the cost of environmentally friendly transport options.
  • Other flexible benefits including access to a health cash plan to help you with everyday healthcare costs
  • Access to a great range of discounts from hundreds of retailers to help make your money go further including gym discounts
  • Hybrid working for certain roles, to allow you to work where you work best - we’re happy to discuss flexible working options for all roles.
  • Option for Lifestyle Break after one years’ service
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities, allowing you to reach your full potential

To apply for this role please sign into our recruitment portal and upload your CV and cover letter explaining how you meet the essential and desirable criteria detailed in the person specification in the job description.

The closing date for applications is 21st June 2024.

To assist your preparation if you are invited to an interview, we ask questions based on our behaviour competencies described in the job description and look for evidence of how you demonstrate these behaviours.

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