Volunteer Services Co-ordinator

Volunteer Services Coordinator

Closing Date: 06/03/2024

Location/Division: BZP

Volunteer Services Coordinator

Salary: £23,944 FTE

Contracted Hours: Two roles, one 30 hours per week (£19,156 per annum) and one 22.5 hours per week (£13,367 per annum)

Location: Bristol Zoo Project

Contract Type: Fixed Term – 6 months

Bristol Zoological Society, the conservation and education charity that runs and operates Bristol Zoo Project, higher education programmes and conservation projects across the world, is recruiting two Volunteer Services Coordinators. This is an exciting opportunity to join the Volunteer Services 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.

We are looking for Volunteer Services Coordinators to join the Volunteer Services team to support our volunteers across the society. We have over 200 volunteers who support our staff in a variety of different roles at Bristol Zoo Project and in the community. This role would support the recruitment and training of volunteers, supporting the staff in managing volunteers and supervising some volunteer schemes on a daily basis.

With a new strategy in place to create a world-class Bristol Zoo and conservation and sustainability at its heart, 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 and bank holidays (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

• Other flexible benefits include gym discounts and access to a health cash plan

• Family friendly policies

• 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 4th of March Interviews will be held on W/C 18th March.

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Qualified Animal Keeper

Qualified Animal Keeper

Closing Date: 08/03/2024

Location/Division: BZP

Salary: £23,005

Contracted Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Location: Bristol Zoo Project

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 for two positions for Animal Keepers.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Animal team. These are full-time positions working an average of 37.5 hours per week as part of the departmental rota, which includes weekend working and some bank holidays, these roles will be based at Bristol Zoo Project on the outskirts of Bristol.

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

The successful applicant will have demonstrable experience working with a variety of zoo species (preferably carnivores and or hoofstock) and previous knowledge and experience working within a zoological collection. It would be essential if applicants have either the Diploma in the Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals, or a relevant degree in a biological subject.

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 roles 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 8th March.

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AGD Learning & Engagement Officer

Avon Gorge & Downs Learning and Engagement Officer

Closing Date: 13/03/2024

Location/Division: BZG

Contracted Hours:

October to March - 15 hours per week Salary: £9,438 pro-rata

April to September - 22.5 hours week Salary: £14,157 pro-rata

Annual Salary: £11,797

Location: Bristol Zoo Gardens site

Contract Type: Fixed Term until 31 March 2025

Bristol Zoological Society, the conservation and education charity that runs and operates Bristol Zoo Project, higher education programmes and conservation projects across the world, is recruiting a Learning and Engagement Officer for its native species project Avon Gorge and Downs Wildlife.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Public Engagement & Learning team at Bristol Zoological Society. 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@bristolzoo.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 Avon Gorge and Downs Wildlife team delivers high quality engagement to the people of Bristol on the wealth of amazing wildlife on our doorstep on the Downs and in the Avon Gorge. Your role will encompass planning and delivering to school children and play-schemes outside on the Downs during the spring/summer/autumn months of the year and to pre-school age children and their adults all year round. In addition you will aid in the planning and delivery of engagement with the general public of all ages through walks, talks, holiday sessions and community events. Finally you will be responsible for managing the many volunteers who help us with our variety of sessions.

You will have proven experience in delivering curriculum linked wildlife education to primary aged children as well as a passion for conservation and British wildlife. You will expect to spend some days outdoors with groups on the Downs and other days working on planning and administration in the office. You will need to be proactive, knowledgeable, approachable, computer literate and enjoy responding to a wide variety of ages and audiences. You should be equally happy leading the pre-school group and their adults on a wet day as you are delivering a high quality curriculum-linked session to a school group in the summer or helping out with an early evening adult wildlife learning session. Core hours are daytime weekdays but on occasion you will be asked to work on an evening or weekend, with time off taken in lieu.

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. 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 and bank holidays (Pro-rated, inclusive of bank hols) increasing with length of service • Access to our company pension scheme

• Access to a range ofresources 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

• Family friendly policies

• Loyalty award after 5 years and every year subsequently

• 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.

The closing date for applications is 13th March

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Lecturer - Maternity Cover

Lecturer

Closing Date: 13/03/2024

Location/Division: BZG/BZP

Salary: £33,705

Contracted Hours: 37.5 hours/week

Location: Bristol Zoo Gardens/Bristol Zoo Project

Contract Type: Full-time

Fixed term Contract (1-year, Maternity cover)

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 (Madagascar Conservation Programme).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 include:

• 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 northern Madagascar Conservation Programme.

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. Our northern Madagascar Conservation Programme is focused in Sahamalaza-Iles Radama National Park. We are establishing a community engagement project to provide insights into the anthropogenic pressures on regional biological diversity (e.g. our flagship species, the blue-eyed black lemur) and habitat loss, and to understand how best to support people to increase sustainability of livelihoods and reduce land conversion to ensure biodiversity benefits in the long term. In collaboration with the Madagascar Conservation Programme Manager, you will be actively involved in these designing and delivering on these measures with local partners.

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 13th March. Interviews will be held on w/c 25th March.

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