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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 electronic application form must be completed to be considered for all vacancies.

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Current Vacancies

Animal Keeper - Herpetology Team

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Animal Keeper to join our Herpetology team on a full time basis. Marwell is looking to expand its already varied Herpetological collection due to new projects such as the Tropical House and other exciting future plans. This is a great time to join a forward thinking and progressive team.

Animal Keepers are responsible for carrying out all aspects of animal care, including husbandry routines, managerial operations and environmental enrichment, and supporting veterinary intervention as required.

The successful candidate will have a background in the keeping of Reptiles, Amphibians, Fish and Invertebrates species and Aquarist experience would also be advantageous. You will be able to work well as part of a team, have the ability to use your initiative, display an interest in and commitment to animal welfare and conservation, and must possess strong communication skills.

In return we will offer you support, training and continued professional development, not to mention a fantastic working environment! You can also expect free entry to the park and great event discounts.

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

Closing Date:  11th July 2017

Catering Assistant

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Catering Assistant to join our busy team, working 40 hours per week over 5 days, to include weekends and Bank Holidays. The successful candidate will help with the day to day running of our catering outlets, ensuring the highest levels of customer service at all times. Applicants must have excellent customer service and communication skills and the ability to work well as part of a team. A basic food hygiene qualification would be advantageous but not essential as training will be given.

In return we will offer support, training and continued professional development, not to mention a fantastic working environment! You can also expect free entry to the park and great event discounts.

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

Closing Date:  Tuesday 4th July 2017

Head of Social Impact & Learning

We are seeking a dynamic and collaborative educational psychologist or 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 the scientific capability and capacity needed to fulfil our ambitious plans. This will include developing and evaluating education opportunities and participatory conservation 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 measuring 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 to jobs@marwellorg.uk.

Closing Date:  28 June 2017

Semi skilled Labourer - 6 month fixed term contract 

A great opportunity has arisen for a Semi Skilled Labourer to join our Maintenance Team on a fixed term contract until the end of December 2017. Working 40 hours per week (to include some weekends and on call) you will be responsible for assisting the Maintenance Team with day to day operations to include playground and walkway inspections, minor repairs and playing an active role in the planned preventative maintenance schedule across the park.

The successful candidate will have excellent team working skills as well as the ability to work under their own initiative to complete work in a timely manner. Previous experience in a similar role and experience in other general building trades such as carpentry, plumbing and fencing would be advantageous. Due to the need to drive park vehicles, candidates must also hold a full driving license valid for the UK.

In return we will offer you support, training and continued professional development, not to mention a fantastic working environment! You can also expect free entry to the park and great event discounts.

Please note this is a manual role that will involve climbing and lifting in order to move and position materials.

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

Closing Date:  27 June 2017

 

Casual roles

Casual Roles

We are currently not recruiting for casual roles but please do check this page regularly as opportunities arise quite regularly.

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 fulfill 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 regret that we are not able to offer work experience at this time.

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.