Jobs & Work Experience Placements

Current Job Vacancies

 

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Animal Collection Manager

Animal Collection Manager

All Things Wild is a thriving and successful zoo and family attraction based on the edge of the Cotswolds, situated in
one of the most beautiful parts of the country and easily accessible from a number of major cities. The business has
grown rapidly since its inception in 2012.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Collection Manager who, in conjunction with the management, can lead and
enhance the management and continued development of our diverse animal collection.

Role Purpose & Dimensions
To be responsible for all aspects of management of the animal collection ensuring high standards of animal
health and welfare within agreed budgets.
• To manage and mentor our passionate and dedicated team.
• Contribute to the strategic planning of the animal collection and the park itself.
• Enhance the management of specific taxa within the animal collection, to include the development of
husbandry and its related policy and practice.
• Contribution to enclosure designs.
• Facilitate and support the education, research and conservation program.
• Maintain the safety and wellbeing of staff.
• Oversee the security of animals within the collection.
• Contribute to the preparation and prudent management of the department budget.
• Represent All Things Wild within the zoological community.
• Liaise with BIAZA and EAZA as required

Key Responsibilities
• Planning for, attending and leading regular departmental and management meetings.
• Develop and oversee implementation of species plans to include population management and husbandry
routines.
• Oversee the standards of husbandry and monitor the quality of animal care, enrichment and record keeping.
• Liaise with Veterinarians as required.
• Facilitate relevant research.
• Monitor the maintenance and enhancement of animal enclosures.
• Maintain communications with relevant EEP coordinators and manage animal transactions.
• Provide supportive team leadership, including the management and mentoring of staff.
• Oversee staffing and rota’s.
• Provide appraisals for team members.
• Monitor and ensure adherence to health and safety policies and procedures.
• Contribute to the development of emergency procedures.
• Facilitate and participate in education and marketing initiatives as required.
• Report on the status of the animal collection as required.
• Support and participate in Zoo License inspections, and any other audits as required.

Key skills and requirements
• Relevant qualification in Animal Management or Biological Science.
• At least 3 years’ experience in a similar role.
• Established track record in zoological community
• Wide ranging experience and track record of exotic animal management.
• Experience of team management and successful handling of people management issues.
• Understanding of budget and resource management would be advantageous.
• IT skills required and confident in use of software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) knowledge of ZIMS would be
advantageous.
• Understanding of best practice and relevant legislation.
• A full UK driving license is required.
Salary: Dependent on experience.

To Apply
Please send your CV and covering letter to Rebecca Harris, Director. All Things Wild Nature Centre, Station Road,
Honeybourne, Nr Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11 7QZ or you can email your application to
[email protected]
Closing date for applications: 30th September 202

Landscape Manager

Landscape Manager

All Things Wild is a thriving and successful zoo and family attraction based on the edge of the Cotswolds, situated in
one of the most beautiful parts of the country and easily accessible from several major cities. The business has grown
rapidly since its inception in 2012.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Landscape Manager who, in conjunction with the management, can lead and
enhance the development of the grounds of the park including new and exciting projects.
This is a full-time role within which there may be a requirement to work outside of standard business hours at certain
times, including weekends and bank holidays. The salary offered will be competitive and partly dependent on
experience.

Role Purpose & Dimensions
• To assist with the daily operations and maintenance of the landscape by scheduling, leading and participating
in required works and by ensuring suitable tools, plants and materials are on hand for completion of such
tasks.
• To propagate and plant a range of plants creating an environment which is compatible with the native
environment of the animal species residing in each area.
• With the Maintenance Manager, continue to develop an efficient planned maintenance and grounds
management regime to ensure the park and grounds are clean, safe and tidy.
• Ensure that the grounds are correctly prepared for each season and cared for during each season.

Key Responsibilities
• Planning for and attending regular departmental and management meetings.
• To work with Animal Management to develop the landscape and planting schemes within and adjacent to
animal enclosures to provide enrichment for the animals and an appropriate habitat setting.
• To control unwanted animal and insect pest within the grounds and ensure enclosure areas remain
undamaged.
• Work closely with the Maintenance team as required for renovations or new developments.
• To collect and dispose of all rubbish and keep the grounds litter free at all times.
• Assist with daily pre-opening park safety checks.
• Develop and maintain good compost heaps.
• Watering of trees, shrubs and bedding.
• Pruning and deadheading of shrubs and plants.
• To hoe and weed borders, beds and paths.
• To mow, strim, edge, rake and sweep up leaves and grass cuttings from lawns.
• Fell, clear, repair or plant trees where possible. Schedule, organise and compile information for tree surveys
and appoint contractors for necessary works that cannot be handled in-house.
• Contribute to the development of and to repair paths, steps, fences, streams and drains.
• To answer questions from guests and assist them in their visit as required.
• Ensure staff members or contractors maintain a safe and secure worksite at all times.
• Provide supportive team leadership, including the management and mentoring of staff.
• Monitor and ensure adherence to health and safety policies and procedures.
• Contribute to the development of emergency procedures.

Key skills and requirements
• At least 3 years’ experience in a similar role, working in a large estate or extensive public gardens after
receiving training or qualification to NVQ Level 3 and/or equivalent qualification.
• Competent in the use of gardening equipment, tools and vehicles. Good knowledge of and experience with
garden maintenance equipment and machinery (strimmers, hedge cutters, chainsaws, mowers, tractors etc).
• Understanding of horticultural requirements of trees, shrubs and plants within the grounds.
• Experience of team management.
• Understanding of budget and resource management.
• Good oral and written communication skills
• Excellent organizational and time management skills.
• Computer literate.
• Understanding of best practice and relevant legislation.
• A full UK driving license is required.

To Apply
Please send your CV and covering letter to Rebecca Harris, Director. All Things Wild Nature Centre, Station Road,
Honeybourne, Nr Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11 7QZ or you can email your application to
[email protected]

Maintenance Technician

Maintenance Technician

All Things Wild is a thriving and successful zoo and family attraction based on the edge of the Cotswolds, situated in
one of the most beautiful parts of the country and easily accessible from several major cities. The business has grown
rapidly since its inception in 2012.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Maintenance Technician who, in conjunction with the management, can lead
and enhance the development of the grounds of the park including new and exciting projects. We are looking for a
self-motivated individual with a keen eye for detail and who carries out their work to a high standard. The Maintenance
Technician will assist with the daily operations and maintenance of the site.

Key Responsibilities
• Construction and maintenance of both new and existing enclosures and animal houses.
• Ensure the site adheres to the required health and safety standards at all times.
• Assist with daily pre-opening park safety checks.
• Maintaining functional operation of the onsite facilities (including toilets, lights, paths, fencing etc.)
• Refurbishment works across the site, such as painting, fixing doors, repairing interactive displays etc.
• To collect and dispose of all rubbish and keep the grounds litter free at all times.
• Contribute to the development of and to repair paths, steps, gates, fences, streams and drains.
• To answer questions from guests and assist them in their visit as required.
• Monitor and ensure adherence to health and safety policies and procedures.

Key skills and requirements
• At least 2 years’ experience working in a similar role.
• Competent in the use of gardening equipment, tools and vehicles.
• Experience and a good working knowledge of carpentry and construction is essential.
• A good understanding of building, plumbing and electrical work is desirable, alongside a decent range of trade
skills.
• Good oral and written communication skills.
• Must have a friendly, professional manner and be ready to welcome guests to our park.
• Excellent organizational and time management skills.
• Understanding of best practice and relevant legislation.
• A full UK driving license is required.
• Position is full time and includes weekend and bank holiday work.

To Apply
Please send your CV and covering letter to Rebecca Harris, Director. All Things Wild Nature Centre, Station Road,
Honeybourne, Nr Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11 7QZ or you can email your application to
[email protected]

Part-time Gardener

Part-time Gardener

All Things Wild is a thriving and successful zoo and family attraction based on the edge of the Cotswolds, situated in
one of the most beautiful parts of the country and easily accessible from several major cities. The business has grown
rapidly since its inception in 2012.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Part-time Gardener who, in conjunction with the management, can lead and
enhance the development of the grounds of the park including new and exciting projects.

Role Purpose & Dimensions
• To assist with the daily operations and maintenance of the landscape by scheduling, leading and participating
in required works and by ensuring suitable tools, plants and materials are on hand for completion of such
tasks.
• To propagate and plant a range of plants creating an environment which is compatible with the native
environment of the animal species residing in each area.
• With the maintenance team, continue to develop an efficient planned maintenance and grounds management
regime to ensure the park and grounds are clean, safe and tidy.
• Ensure that the grounds are correctly prepared for each season and cared for during each season.

Key Responsibilities
• To work with Animal Management to develop the landscape and planting schemes within and adjacent to
animal enclosures to provide enrichment for the animals and an appropriate habitat setting.
• Work closely with the Maintenance team as required for renovations or new developments.
• To collect and dispose of all rubbish and keep the grounds litter free at all times.
• Assist with daily pre-opening park safety checks.
• Develop and maintain good compost heaps.
• Watering of trees, shrubs and bedding.
• Pruning and deadheading of shrubs and plants.
• To hoe and weed borders, beds and paths.
• To mow, strim, edge, rake and sweep up leaves and grass cuttings from lawns.
• Fell, clear, repair or plant trees.
• Contribute to the development of and to repair paths, steps, fences, streams and drains.
• To answer questions from guests and assist them in their visit as required.
• Monitor and ensure adherence to health and safety policies and procedures.

Key skills and requirements
• Experience in a similar role is desirable.
• Competent in the use of gardening equipment, tools and vehicles.
• Understanding of horticultural requirements of trees, shrubs and plants within the grounds.
• Good oral and written communication skills
• Excellent organizational and time management skills.
• Understanding of best practice and relevant legislation.
• A full UK driving license is required.

Hours
This is a part-time position, working 20 hours per week, to include some weekend work. The working hours are
flexible.
To Apply
Please send your CV and covering letter to Rebecca Harris, Director. All Things Wild Nature Centre, Station Road,
Honeybourne, Nr Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11 7QZ or you can email your application to
[email protected]

Work Experience Placements

 

Do you fancy a career path in animal care and want to gain some experience? Then we would love to hear from you!

Our work experience placements take place over one week, working  9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday.  All we ask is that you are enrolled on, or currently studying for an animal related course at Level 2 or above.

How old do I need to be?
Anyone wishing to apply for a work experience placement with us must be at least 16 years of age for insurance purposes.

How to apply
If you would like to know more or apply, please contact [email protected].

Please note:  We may extend your work experience placement if required.  Places are limited and we are often booked up months in advance so we therefore urge you to book your work experience placement as soon as possible.

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