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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.

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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!

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

Volunteer Advisor

Marwell is ultimately a people business and we are looking for a contemporary and talented individual who can bring experience and sound judgement to our unique HR team. The successful candidate will work in a collaborative way, supporting our Volunteers and Volunteer managers in all volunteer related matters.  

You will help align the department to satisfy the needs of all stakeholders and develop a framework for recruiting, developing and retaining volunteers. This role will become a trusted and credible source of Volunteer related advice across all levels of our vibrant organisation, requiring you to employ discretion and sensitivity at all times. 

Intrinsic to this position is the ability to communicate clearly with both internal and external customers and demonstrate your understanding and commitment to our Brand values through your approach to your work and your behaviour towards others. 

We ask that you are CIPD qualified with working experience of volunteering.  In return we will offer you support, training and continued professional development, not to mention a fantastic working environment and a range of benefits including 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 to apply. This application form and a covering letter must be completed for consideration for this role. 

Closing Date:  21 April 2017

Interview dates: 2 and 4May 2017               

Animal Keeper- Herpetology Team 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Animal Keeper to join our Herpetology team on a full time basis. Marwell is looking to expand its already varied Herpetological collection due to new projects such as the Tropical House and other exciting future plans. This is a great time to join a forward thinking and progressive team.  

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 Reptiles, Amphibians, Fish and Invertebrates species and Aquarist experience would also be advantageous. 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:  7 April 2017

Interview dates: Week commencing 17 April 2017

Animal Keeper- Bird Team 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Animal Keeper to join our Bird team on a full time basis. Marwell is looking to expand its already varied bird collection due to new projects such as the Tropical House and other exciting future plans. This is a great time to join a forward thinking and progressive team. 

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 strong background in the keeping of bird species and will be able to work well as part of a team. You will have the ability to use your own 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:  7 April 2017 

Interview dates: Week commencing 17 April 2017

Assistant Interpreters - Fixed Term Contracts until 31.10.2017  

Marwell Wildlife delivers a broad portfolio of nature education programmes and public engagement activities for half a million visitors to our zoological park. To help us with our busy schedule in the coming months, we have created two fixed term Assistant Interpreter roles. These roles will provide a wide range of experiences and are ideal for aspiring, early career conservation educators.  

Our ideal candidates will bring a passion for nature with a background in biological / environmental science, and contribute to a busy, dynamic and nurturing atmosphere. Flexibility and aptitude for engaging people of all ages and backgrounds are essential for these roles.  

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:  Friday 24 March 2017 

Interview dates: 6 and 7 April 2017 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Casual roles

Casual Retail and Guest Service Assistant Vacancies 

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 as a casual team member in our Retail & Admissions and Guest Service teams.

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

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

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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

We regret that we are unable to offer work experience at this time.