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

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Current Vacancies

Head of Events (Maternity Cover) 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Head of Events to join the leadership team here at Marwell Wildlife for a 9 month maternity cover contract. 

The Head of Events is responsible for designing and delivering a commercially led programme of in-park and privately bookable special events year round, ensuring guest visits to the park are both impactful and unforgettable.  This role is essential to the fulfilment of our brand promise of connecting people with nature, ensuring that all events align with our charitable objectives and are true to brand. 

With your project management skills and proven track record in the planning and delivery of high quality public events, within an attractions environment, you will manage existing programmes and develop imaginative events which reflect our brand values and deliver results. You will use your continual improvement mindset and motivational leadership skills to ensure the delivery of outstanding results across the wide spectrum of events on offer at Marwell including our Award Winning Christmas Event. 

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! 

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 submit your CV and covering letter to jobs@marwell.org.uk

Closing Date:  Monday 30 January 2017

Guest Duty Manager

An exciting new role for a Duty Manager has arisen to join our Guest Service Team. Working with the Head of Guest Services, Retail & Admissions, this role will be responsible for providing ‘on the ground’ first contact for our zoo guests, dealing and responding to enquiries and ensuring delivery of outstanding guest service. Another important aspect of this role will be working closely with other teams to ensure that the guest facing environment is presented to the highest standards of presentation and safety. 

Using your passion for developing and delivering amazing guest service you will act as the visible ‘guest champion’, the key point of contact for our zoo guests. Previous guest service experience in a management or supervisory role, ideally in a large attraction or related environment is essential; as is a core belief in our brand values of warm, welcoming, wise and contemporary and the ability to translate these to the delivery of service to our guests. 

Due to the need to drive park vehicles a full licence valid for the UK is a requirement for this role along with a willingness to act as a member of our First Aid team, providing extra cover for colleagues and our guests. 

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@marwell.org.uk 

Closing Date:  Monday 23 January 2017

Chef Manager

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for a Chef Manager to join our successful Catering Team.

In this exciting new role you will be responsible for supporting the Head of Catering Services, helping to ensure the provision of a great food and beverage menu with a focus on exceeding customer expectations as the first requirement. You will use your previous experience of working as a senior chef in a management or supervisory role to focus on the ongoing daily operation and development of food and beverage in all outlets, increasing spend from existing audiences and driving new business with measurable results. You will use your proven skills as a leader, to motivate and encourage the Catering Team to provide an exceptional standard of guest experience. 

You will have a minimum NVQ level 3 or equivalent in food safety and experience of managing food hygiene and environmental health, including readings and record keeping.

A City & Guilds 706/1, 706/2 & 706/3 catering certificate or equivalent is also an essential requirement of this role. 

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 please view the full candidate brief and submit your CV and covering letter to jobs@marwell.org.uk

Closing Date:  Friday 20 January 2017

Guest Services Assistant

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 a variety of contracts in the following areas: 

  • catering
  • retail & admissions
  • trains
  • environmental services (cleaning)

You will need to be able to work during school holidays, weekends & bank holidays as well as week days. 

If you are interested in joining our team please apply by completing our assessment centre application form 

The closing date for applications is the 18 January 2017 and successful candidates will be invited to attend an assessment centre on the 29 January 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Casual roles

Guest Services Assistant

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 a variety of contracts in the following areas: 

  • catering
  • retail & admissions
  • trains
  • environmental services (cleaning)

You will need to be able to work during school holidays, weekends & bank holidays as well as week days. 

If you are interested in joining our team please apply by completing our assessment centre application form 

The closing date for applications is the 18 January 2017 and successful candidates will be invited to attend an assessment centre on the  29 January 2017.

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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

If you are over 18 and interested in work experience in this area, please send a CV and covering letter to education@marwell.org.uk detailing the following:

  1. Why you would specifically like to work within the education department
  2. What areas you are interested in gaining experience in (we have several programmes: Foundation, KS1-3, Post-14, SEN and Public Engagement).
  3. If you have any specific projects that you need to complete during the placement
  4. What time of year you are available to work
  5. If you would prefer to work full time (Monday - Friday) or on a part-time basis
  6. How many weeks you would like your placement to be for

Please note that spaces are limited and they are very popular. If we have an opportunity available that meets your requirements we will then contact you with further details. We look forward to hearing from you.