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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!

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 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.

Please read our dress code/tattoo policy before applying. 

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Education services manager

Marwell Wildlife is looking for a friendly, organised and digitally skilled education services manager to support our charitable efforts. They will be working from our Science and Learning office in the heart of Marwell zoo on the border of the South Downs National Park.

Marwell Wildlife aims to conserve global biodiversity and pursue a sustainable future. We work to restore nature, promote sustainable living and help catalyse changes needed to improve the fortunes of people, wildlife and the wider environment. We engage with 450,000 visitors annually and 50,000 schoolchildren and their teachers visit our zoological park. We work with academic institutions, corporate teams, local businesses, government at all levels and are supported by a team of 500 volunteers, staff and thousands of annual members.

The education services manager:

  • Is the central point of contact for schools, further and higher education enquiries, work placement and research project requests 
  • Manages bookings and relationships with schools and promotes education services. 
  • Creates and manages databases to facilitate reporting of social, educational and scientific impact, and the storage of research data. 
  • Leads digital interpretation projects and manages specific digital content

The successful candidate will have previously worked in an education environment, have experience with audio-visual technology and be proficient in the management of online and digital content. Time management and project management skills are also essential for this role.

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.

Closing Date: 29 April 2021

Proposed Interview Dates: 12 and 13 May 2021 

Retail & Admissions Supervisor

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Retail & Admissions Supervisor to join our team, working 32 hours per week over 4 days (including Bank Holiday and weekends). 

The successful candidate will supervise the day to day running of the Retail and Admissions outlets within the park, ensuring a prompt and efficient service to our guests and maintaining high standards of visual merchandising. The Retail & Admissions Supervisor is also responsible for supporting the Retail and Admissions Manager and Retail Stock Manager in the development of the retail business throughout the park, maximising sales and efficiently controlling stock and labour costs. 

Applicants must have previous experience within retail and guest services and be able to demonstrate excellent customer service skills. 

Due to the need to drive park vehicles, candidates must 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: 28 April 2021

Interview Dates: 4,5 and 6 May 2021

Casual Environmental Services Assistant 

Join our vibrant organization!

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

We have some exciting opportunities to join the Marwell family in our Environmental Services Team on casual contracts. 

The successful candidates will be responsible for cleaning and maintaining guest areas within the park to a high standard, ensuring our guests have an exceptional visitor experience.  

As a guest focused attraction, providing outstanding guest service at all times is an essential part of this role, therefore the successful candidate must have a proven track record of providing excellent customer service. 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 complete our application form. This application form must be completed for you to be considered for this role.  

Closing Date: 12 May 2021

Casual 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.

 

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Environmental Services Assistants

Casual Environmental Services Assistant 

Join our vibrant organization!

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

We have some exciting opportunities to join the Marwell family in our Environmental Services Team on casual contracts. 

The successful candidates will be responsible for cleaning and maintaining guest areas within the park to a high standard, ensuring our guests have an exceptional visitor experience.  

As a guest focused attraction, providing outstanding guest service at all times is an essential part of this role, therefore the successful candidate must have a proven track record of providing excellent customer service. 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 complete our application form. This application form must be completed for you to be considered for this role.  

Closing Date: 12 May 2021

Casual 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.

 

Work Experience

Important information:

COVID-19 update - We are currently unable to accommodate Keeper work experience placements due to on-going restrictions imposed by the current situation. We will update this page when changes occur.

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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 2020 are now filled. Placements for 2021 will be considered during November 2020.

Applications for 2021 should be submitted no earlier than 1 November 2020.   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 such as the Diploma in The Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals (DMZAA).

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

COVID-19 update - We are currently unable to accommodate ANY veterinary placements on-site due to on-going restrictions imposed by the current situation. This will be reviewed in July 2021.

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.