Marwell Wildlife is a registered charity dedicated to the conservation of biodiversity and other natural resources. We employ a talented team who are passionate about conservation, education, research, welfare and sustainability.

What does it feel like to work as part of the Marwell family? Well, pretty unique! Our brand values of being warm, wise, welcoming and contemporary flow through everything we do and support our brand promise of connecting people with nature. Couple that with our genuine enthusiasm for wildlife conservation and you have an organisation which is making a positive and sustained impact on people’s lives.

What are the benefits of working at Marwell?  We will offer you support, training and continued professional development, not to mention a fantastic working environment! You can also expect the following:-

  • A qualifying workplace pension
  • Free car parking
  • Free entry to the park
  • Uniform
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Free tea and coffee

Plus a few more benefits and discounts but you’ll need to join us to find out!

If you feel that you have what it takes to join our mission and would like to join our unique and vibrant organisation to become a part of the Marwell Family then please see our Current Vacancies and we’d welcome your application!

If you are interested in volunteering at Marwell, please click here.

Thank you for your interest in joining our team, below are the current opportunities available at Marwell Wildlife. We update this page regularly so if there are no opportunities listed below, we would recommend checking back again soon.

Please click on the job title below to view the full advert and job description.

A Marwell Wildlife application form must be completed to be considered for all vacancies. Please send your completed application form to jobs@marwell.org.uk. Please contact us if you require any reasonable adjustments to assist with your application and please read our dress code policy before applying.

We welcome your application against any of our current vacancies, however, please be aware that our roles are very popular and our HR team is very small so if we haven’t contacted you within 28 days from the closing date your application has unfortunately not been successful on this occasion. Sadly we will also be unable to respond to any speculative enquires and whilst each application will be considered on a case by case basis, Marwell Wildlife’s usual policy is not to re employ former employees.

Successful applicants for vacancies with Marwell Wildlife may be required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check as a condition of employment.

Marwell Wildlife is an equal opportunities employer.

Colden Common, Winchester, Hants, SO21 1JH. Registered charity number 275433. marwell.org.uk

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Keeper Work Experience

Important information:
If you are interested in keeper work experience, please read the following carefully before completing our application form.

Applications for 2024 are now closed.

Applications for 2025 should be submitted no earlier than November 2024.

Marwell runs an unpaid work experience keeper scheme between March and August each year, for a period of two weeks only.

Placements are limited to students 17 years of age and over and who are already  studying an animal related course such as the Diploma in The Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals (DMZAA).

For Sparsholt College & University Centre (Winchester) students – applications should be made to your tutor direct at the beginning of November of the year prior to the period of work experience required.

To be considered for a position please complete theapplication form  

We do not offer internships

All work experience students must fulfil all of the above criteria and be able to produce a letter from their tutor confirming their appropriate course and be able to attend an interview before being considered for a placement.

Veterinary student applications 

Where possible, Marwell’s vet team provide clinical EMS placements to 4th and final year veterinary students, wishing to get an insight into veterinary work in a UK zoo. Earlier years cannot be accommodated at present.

Update: We currently have no availability for veterinary student placements for the next 2 years. However, please check here for further updates, and enquiries will be accepted from September 2024. Contact us after this time via email for more information.

We do not offer internships at this time.

We regret that we are unable to take students from school for keeper work experience.

Work experience in our education department 
We regret that we are unable to offer work experience at this time.

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