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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.

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 application form must be completed to be considered for all vacancies. Please contact us if you require any reasonable adjustments to assist with your application.

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Current Vacancies

Guest Services Assistants 

 

Guest Service Assistants

Senior Animal Keeper – Hoofstock 

A full time opportunity has arisen to join our Animal Management Team as a Senior Animal Keeper on our Hoofstock section.

We’re looking for candidates with a good understanding of Hoofstock species’ biology, natural history, husbandry & welfare. We have exciting plans for our collection and exhibits, offering great opportunities for creative project and team work with a focus on animal behaviour, nutrition and enrichment. This post offers a fantastic opportunity to work with our world leading Hoofstock collection including species such as Dorcas Gazelle, White Rhino, Okapi, Grevy's Zebra, Somali wild ass and Rothschild Giraffe. 

The successful candidate will have specialist taxonomic knowledge and experience in Hoofstock with a minimum Level 3 (ANC / DMZAA) or equivalent qualification in animal management or biological sciences. 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. 

Accommodation may be available on a short term basis to the successful candidate. Please note this would incur a rental cost. Due to the need to drive park vehicles, candidates must also hold a full driving license valid for the UK. 

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: 6 June 2018

PR Assistant

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a PR Assistant to join our Marketing Team on a permanent basis, working 35 hours per week with occasional evening and weekend work. The successful candidate will be responsible for implementing our social media plan and supporting the PR & Media Relations Manager in delivering PR plans. 

Applicants must be educated to degree level or equivalent, have excellent copywriting and communication skills and previous experience of working in PR or journalism. Experience of writing public content for social media and managing a varied workload to tight deadlines is also essential. 

Placed in the top 15 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 our application form. This application form must be completed for you to be considered for this role. 

Closing Date: 29 May 2018

Retail & Admission 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 Retail & Admissions Assistants in our Retail & Admissions team. 

If you are interested in joining our team please apply by completing our application form. The closing date for applications is the 18 May 2018. 

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

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

Marwell Wildlife is an equal opportunities employer.

Seasonal roles

Retail & Admission 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 Retail & Admissions Assistants in our Retail & Admissions team. 

If you are interested in joining our team please apply by completing our application form. The closing date for applications is the 18 May 2018. 

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

Seasonal Train Driver

Are you friendly & enthusiastic? Could you WOW our guests with your fabulous guest service? 

We have some great opportunities to join the Marwell family on seasonal annualised hours contracts in our trains team. Due to the requirement to drive park vehicles it is essential that applicants have a full driving licence valid for the UK. The rate for this role is £7.38 per hour.

You will need to be able to work during school holidays, weekends & bank holidays as well as week days. Annualised hours contracts will involve working varied hours and shift patterns each week. The hourly rate for this role is £7.65, flexible hours are available. 

If you are interested in joining our team please apply by completing our application form and sending it to us by email  

Closing date for applications is the 31 May 2018

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

Marwell Wildlife is an equal opportunities employer.   

Work Experience

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

All work experience positions within the animal department for 2018 are now filled. Placements for 2019 will be considered in November 2018

Applications for 2019 should be submitted no earlier than 1 November 2018.   For further information please contact our Registrar

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 .

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.