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 named 13 out of 100 in the Sunday Times Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to work for List. The Best Companies list is an annual ranking of the UK’s happiest and most motivated workforces.

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.

Please read our dress code/tattoo policy before applying. 


Current Vacancies






Guest Services Assistants 


Animal Keeper - Birds Team

As an action oriented conservation charity, Marwell Wildlife’s desire is to connect people with nature. Through enthusing people about the wonders of the natural world we’re certain they’ll share our passion to conserve it. Our success relies on two key things. The impression we create through our 140 acre zoological park, Marwell Zoo, with its wide array of exotic and endangered species and the family of talented people we employ who share our passion and bring our vision to life.

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 to become a part of the Marwell Family, please view the full candidate brief and send a completed application form to

Closing Date: 10 February 2020

Trustee Vacancy – Finance Representative

We are a leading conservation charity, dedicated to the conservation of biodiversity and other natural resources.  We are a unique organisation, and are looking for a keen, professional and passionate individual to join our Board of Trustees. 

As a registered charity, our governance and overall leadership rests with our Board of Trustees who work alongside our Chief Executive and Executive Team.  Actively contributing to the strategic direction of the organisation, our Trustees provide robust oversight, assist in ensuring effective governance arrangements are in place, and help us to rigorously monitor Marwell’s performance.

We are looking to complement our existing Board of Trustees with a suitably experienced and highly qualified accountancy professional (FCA, ICMA or similar). Knowledge and proficiency in corporate finance and the charitable sector would be especially welcome, together with extensive expertise and wisdom in accountancy, audit and tax. It’s a particularly exciting time, as we have a 10-year self-funding programme of capital investment ahead.

We need you to be able to devote time for four Board meetings a year, and four Business Development Committee meetings (covering the remit of Audit, Risk, Commercial and Cap Ex), which are held during the day. Whilst this is a voluntary unremunerated position, reasonable expenses will be paid. 

For further information about this role, please view the full candidate brief. Further information about Marwell can be found here.

If you would like any further information, please contact Helen Rees, Secretary to Chairman of the Board of Trustees, on 01962 777913, or email or, for a confidential discussion, contact our Chief Executive, James Cretney on 01962 777925.

If you believe you meet the requirements of this role, and would like to apply, we would love to hear from you. Please email your CV and accompanying letter outlining why you believe you would be suitable for this role to the Marwell HR Department, by emailing to by 31 January 2020. 

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

Environmental Services Assistants


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 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

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.


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.