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.

Join our vibrant organisation!

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.


Current Vacancies

PR Manager – Maternity Cover

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a PR Manager to join our Marketing Team on a fixed term contract until August 2018.

The PR Manager is responsible for defining and implementing Marwell Wildlife’s PR strategy, including the management of all media and public relations activity both internally and externally. This role is pivotal in building Marwell Wildlife’s profile as a contemporary, world class conservation charity and visitor attraction.

Applicants must be educated to degree level or equivalent and have substantial previous experience of working as a journalist, public relations officer or similar in a press office or busy news environment. A strong track record of building relationships with a diverse range of media contacts is essential, as is the ability to turn around media requests quickly and to an exemplary standard.

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 complete the application form. This application form must be completed for you to be considered for this role.

Closing Date: 8 September 2017

Finance Director

An outstanding opportunity has arisen for a Finance Director to join the Executive Team at Marwell Wildlife. This is an exciting time to join Marwell as we embark on an inspiring programme of capital investment, incorporating a series of major exhibits in accordance with our master plan.

With your experience of managing other functions outside of the Finance arena you will use your proven leadership skills to direct the Finance, IT, Facilities and Projects teams, ensuring that sound financial analysis, capital expenditure, information management systems and infrastructure continue to support and enhance Marwell’s operations.

The successful candidate will hold a relevant professional qualification such as the ACA and have proven experience of managing a finance department at senior level. Experience of managing a commercial portfolio that is not limited to Finance, IT or Facilities is essential as is the ability to balance the achievement of Marwell’s charitable aims, alongside the need to invest to drive income and enhance the commercial product.

As an organisational ambassador, for a Times100 Best Company, Marwell’s brand values of being warm, welcoming, wise and contemporary you must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills with high levels of enthusiasm and energy that will enable you to engage with peers and colleagues at all levels.

Please view the full role description here

If you would like to join our unique and vibrant organisation and take a leading role in the achievement of our ambitious development submit your CV and covering letter by email to

Closing Date: Friday 15 September 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.


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.