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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.

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Working at Marwell

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.

If you feel that you have what it takes to join our mission then we’d welcome your application!

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

Thank you for your interest in joining our team. 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 your application has unfortunately not been successful on this occasion. Sadly we will also be unable to respond to any speculative enquires.

A Marwell Wildlife application form must be completed to be considered for all vacancies.

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Current Vacancies

Chef Manager 

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for a Chef Manager to join our successful Catering Team here at Marwell Wildlife. 

In this exciting new role you will be responsible for supporting the Head of Catering Services, helping to ensure the provision of a great food and beverage menu with a focus on exceeding customer expectations as the first requirement. You will use your previous experience of working as a senior chef in a management or supervisory role to focus on the ongoing daily operation and development of food and beverage in all outlets, increasing spend from existing audiences and driving new business with measurable results. You will use your proven skills as a leader, to motivate and encourage the Catering Team to provide an exceptional standard of guest experience. 

You will have a minimum NVQ level 3 or equivalent in food safety and experience of managing food hygiene and environmental health, including readings and record keeping.

A City & Guilds 706/1, 706/2 & 706/3 catering certificate or equivalent is also an essential requirement of this role. 

Placed in the top 20 of the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Not-For-Profit organisations, we know that our future plans will only be delivered through a great team of highly motivated people. We'll provide a generous package and the opportunity to further develop your professional skills and abilities, to have a big say in future plans and of course, a fantastic working environment! 

If you would like to join our unique and vibrant organisation and become part of our Marwell Family, please view the full candidate brief and to submit your CV and covering letter. 

Closing Date:  12 November 2017

Tropical Plants Supervisor 

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a Tropical Plants Supervisor to join our team. 

This pivotal new role will be responsible for supporting the function and objectives of the Plants & Landscape team through the cultivation and maintenance of all indoor planting areas with a particular focus on the exhibits in our new tropical house. This role will also assist with the planning, development and implementation of new plant programmes, displays and animal enclosures across the park. 

The successful candidate will have significant, demonstrable experience in horticulture with substantial experience of working in tropical plant horticulture. A broad knowledge of cultivation and display of a range of tropical plants is essential as is previous experience of managing a team. A level 3 Extended Diploma in Horticulture or equivalent would be advantageous. 

If you would like to join our unique and vibrant organisation and become part of our Marwell Family, please view the full candidate brief and complete our application form. This application form must be completed for you to be considered for this role. 

Closing Date: Monday 6 November 2017

Head of Learning & Social Impact

Marwell Wildlife is seeking a dynamic and collaborative education specialist / social scientist to lead an exciting new phase in the development of our education, public engagement and environmental social science programmes. 

Reporting to the Director of Conservation, the successful candidate will mentor and develop our experienced team of qualified teachers and interpreters, while growing our related scientific capability and capacity. This will include developing and evaluating education opportunities and participatory initiatives, growing conservation education programmes for over 40,000 school children throughout all key stages of the national curriculum, engaging half a million visitors to our zoological park in Hampshire each year, and assessing the organisation's wider social impacts. 

As a genuinely collaborative and embracing character, the successful candidate will bring an infectious enthusiasm for wildlife and a deep understanding of the value of nature for human wellbeing. They will have a post-graduate qualification in environmental social science, educational psychology or similar, a track record in successful conservation education, and key managerial qualities to lead and nurture an established and large team of staff and volunteers. 

If you would like to join our unique and vibrant organisation and become part of our Marwell family, please view the full candidate brief and submit your CV and covering letter. 

Closing Date:  31 October 2017

Successful applicants for vacancies with Marwell Wildlife may be required to have a DBS check as a condition of employment.

 

Casual roles

Christmas Elves 

Christmas Elves

Would you like to join the Marwell Christmas team and deliver the magic of Christmas? 

During the festive period Marwell Zoo is transformed into a Magical Christmas experience and we are looking for candidates to take on the role of Christmas Elves at our Award Winning Christmas Event. The Christmas Elves have a very important role in delivering fantastic customer service, supporting Father Christmas and keeping the magic of Christmas alive for all our visitors big and small. The successful applicants must be enthusiastic, friendly and welcoming, helping to ensure that all our guests have a wonderful Christmas experience. 

You must be available from the 18 November until the 24 December to help us bring our Christmas Event to life. 

Please complete the application form to be considered for this role and email it to jobs@marwell.org.uk

Closing Date:  13 October 2017

Catering Assistants

Are you friendly & enthusiastic? Could you wow our guests with your fabulous service? Can you work school holidays, weekends & bank holidays as well as some week days?

We have some fabulous opportunities to join the Marwell family on annualised contracts as Catering Assistants in our Catering team.

If you are interested in joining our team please complete our application form and forward to amyg@marwell.org.uk.

Annualised contracts will involve varied hours including Bank Holidays, weekends, evenings and seasonal periods.

Closing Date:  10 October 2017

Work Experience

If you are interested in keeper work experience please read the following carefully before contacting us.

Marwell runs an unpaid work experience keeper scheme from the beginning of March to August each year for a period of two weeks only.

Placements are limited to students over the age of 17 years and who are already studying an animal related course.

For Sparsholt College (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 the application form , attach a copy of your CV and send to our Registrar.

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 ..

Applications for 2017 have now closed.  Successful applicants for 2017 will be contacted at the end of November 2016

Applications for 2018 should be submitted no earlier than 01/11/17.   For further information please contact our Registrar

Veterinary student applications

We currently have limited availability for veterinary student placements, and can only provide clinical EMS. Priority is given to vet students enrolled with the University of Surrey. However, where possible, the vet team will consider 4th and final year vet students, from other Universities. Earlier years cannot be accommodated at present. Contact us via email for more information.

Internships

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.