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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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Casual Retail & Admissions Assistants

Receptionist

Join our vibrant organisation!

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Receptionist to join our team on a 6 month fixed term contract, working 35 hours per week. Our Receptionists are responsible for receiving and welcoming guests and assisting them with enquiries they have about Marwell Wildlife and the services we provide. They also provide a professional and personalised reception and switchboard service, and are involved in a number of key operational processes that keep our zoo running smoothly each day.

The successful candidate must have previous customer service experience, excellent organisation and time management skills and a friendly and helpful telephone manner. Previous telephone switchboard experience would be advantageous but is not essential.

Ideally, we would be looking for the successful candidate to start in the week commencing 19 July 2021.

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 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: 01 July 2021

Interview Dates: 05 & 06 July 2021

Animal Keeper – Birds Team

Join our vibrant organisation!

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Animal Keeper to join our Birds team on a full-time basis.

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 Birds. 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 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: 04 July 2021

Proposed Interview Dates: 07 & 08 July 2021

Casual Retail & Admissions Assistants

Join our vibrant organisation!

We have some exciting opportunities to join our Retail & Admissions team on casual contracts. This role will involve assisting in all aspects of our retail provision including welcoming guests at admissions and providing exceptional customer service in our retail outlets.

You will need to be able to work during school holidays, weekends & bank holidays as well as some weekdays. These positions will involve working varied hours and shift patterns each week.

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: 24 June 2021

Interview Dates: 30 June & 01 July 2021

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

 

Seasonal roles

Environmental Services Assistants

 

We do not currently have any vacancies, please check back again soon. 

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.