We're celebrating being 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.
We employ 250 members of staff ranging from animal keepers, landscape and catering staff to conservation biologists and scientists in the UK and abroad.
Our position was announced at a ceremony in London last night (Wednesday 21 February) following an independent, national survey which measures employee engagement.
Creating a culture where people love their work, we boast a variety of wellbeing initiatives including a staff choir, pilates and hula-hooping sessions as well as a regular Wellbeing Wheelbarrow where our colleagues are hand-delivered tasty treats and useful gadgets alongside important health information.
In addition to our impressive ranking, we have been awarded the accreditation of two stars - an accolade reserved for companies regarded to be ‘outstanding’.
James Cretney, Chief Executive said: “Marwell Wildlife is ultimately a people business. Our success is determined by our ability to operate as an effective team - delighting our guests and delivering our charitable work as we strive to inspire care and understanding for the natural world.
“We pride ourselves on a unique working environment which strongly embodies our values. What makes this achievement particularly rewarding is the feedback that our colleagues feel happy, motivated, and empowered. Without the talented individuals who make up the Marwell family, our mission to connect people with nature simply would not be possible.”
Marwell Zoo, home to more than 140 species, is owned by Marwell Wildlife, a global conservation charity leading programmes in the UK, Africa and across the world. The charity engages with over 40,000 children and young people through conservation educational programmes and welcomes more than 500,000 visitors each year to its 140 acre site near Winchester, Hampshire. The zoo’s biggest ever exhibit, a new Tropical House will be opening Easter 2018. This marks the second phase of a £17m investment programme for the zoo over the next 10 years, creating improved habitats for animals and more immersive experiences for guests.