Friday, January 29, 2016

Qualified Keeper – Primates & Small Mammals Team

Qualified Keeper – Primates  and Small Mammals Team

Join our vibrant organisation!

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 a Qualified Keeper to join our Primates & Small Mammals team on a full time basis. Our Qualified Keepers must have a strong generalist background with zoological experience as they may be required to work on a variety of sections. On this occasion however, an interest and previous experience with Primates would also be an advantage

Qualified 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 be able to work well as part of a team, have the ability to use their 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 visit our website, for a full candidate brief and our application form. This application form must be completed for you to be considered for this role.

Closing Date:  14th February 2016
Interview dates: 19th February 2016

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.

Colden Common, Winchester, Hants, SO21 1JH. Registered charity number 275433.

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Thursday, January 28, 2016



Fixed term contract until 31st August 2016
Full Time (42.5 hours per week including one weekend day and working bank holidays)
Salary:  £14,807 - £16,300 per annum dependent on experience

Tropical Wings Zoo is a small but forward-thinking and dynamic organisation with an emphasis on interaction and education.  We are seeking a dynamic, confident and bubbly individual to join our team of Keeper/Presenters for the summer season.
As a keen presenter you will engage visitors about our animals, conservation and the natural world, presenting information in a lively and interesting way to large audiences and interacting with visitors during encounters.  You will also be involved in certain aspects of animal care and training.

In order to be successful in this fantastic position you will have:
-        Experience of delivering presentations in a similar capacity
-        Excellent communication skills and be highly innovative, enthusiastic and motivated
-        Fantastic customer service skills
-        The willingness and ability to learn a vast amount of information about our animals
-        Excellent presentation skills
-        An animal related qualification would be desirable but proven confidence with a wide range of animals is more important
-        Experience in the education sector would be desirable

To apply:
Send CV and covering letter by email to
Closing date: This vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, therefore you should submit your application as soon as possible.  Due to the expected number of applications we will only be contacting those shortlisted for interview. 

Applications in writing please to: Erica Jones

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Collection Development Coordinator

Collection Development Coordinator

Auckland Zoo is home to the largest collection of native and exotic animals in New Zealand.


Auckland Zoo, home to the largest collection of native and exotic animals in New Zealand, is taking a globally leading role in the collaborative One Plan approach to integrated conservation management of wildlife and aspires to become a Centre of Excellence in small population management. This newly established role will work closely with Life Sciences staff to apply the Zoo's conservation and welfare-focused Species Action Planning process for the species in its collection, ensuring plans are grounded in good science, supported by appropriate genetic and demographic analyses and understood by all relevant stakeholders.

Qualifications & experience required:

  • Minimum 5 years Zoo experience in a senior life sciences role
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Demonstrated team leadership and management experience
  • Extensive working knowledge and experience in use of animal records and population management software
  • Sound understanding of genetics and demographics as applied to small populations
  • Report and scientific writing skills
  • Attention to detail, methodical and deadline focused
  • Good time and personal workload management skills
  • Desirable
  • Post graduate degree in a biological science
  • Publications in peer reviewed journals
  • Group facilitation skills
  • Familiarity with reporting requirements of the Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA) and New Zealand Department of Conservation (DOC) managed programmes or equivalent.

Auckland zoo is looking for a team player to work alongside our curators, keepers, zoo vets and external stakeholders. You will be comfortable working with a diverse range of people so excellent written, listening and verbal communication skills are a must.

Please note that this role is deemed safety sensitive and will require a pre-employment drug test.

This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a knowledgeable, skilled and passionate team and make a major contribution to the future of wildlife at the cutting edge of conservation practice.

Applications for this role will close 24 February 2016 

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Senior Keeper

Senior Keeper

Senior Keeper/Presenter with a Special Responsibility for Displays and Presentations
Full Time (42.5 hours per week including one weekend day and working bank holidays)

Salary:  £17,200 – 18,300 per annum dependent on experience

Tropical Wings Zoo is a small but forward-thinking and dynamic organisation with an emphasis on interaction and education.  We are currently looking to recruit an experienced, highly motivated, reliable and enthusiastic individual with a lifelong passion for all animals to join our dedicated team of animal care staff in this hands-on role.   The successful applicant will be required to support the Education Coordinator as well as working on a section and supervising the team in your section.

The ideal candidate will have:
•        A minimum of 3 years’ proven experience working in a zoological collection working with a range of taxon;
•        Excellent leadership qualities and a proven track record of leading a team;
•        An animal-related qualification;
•        Be able to organise, promote, train and participate in the highest standard of Presentations and Displays;
•        Enthusiasm and an outgoing and friendly personality;
•        Animal training experience desirable but not essential;
•        A full driving licence preferred

To apply:
Send CV and covering letter by email to
Closing date: This vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, therefore you should submit your application as soon as possible.  Due to the expected number of applications we will only be contacting those shortlisted for interview.
Applications in writing please to:

Erica Jones

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Zoo Keeper (Birds)

Zoo Keeper (Birds)

Starting salary: £14,807 – 16,300 per annum
42.5 hours per week

Tropical Wings Zoo is an established visitor attraction with an emphasis on Conservation and Education.  We pride ourselves on being highly engaging and interactive.  Our guest experiences are well received with high praise for our beautiful Tropical House and diverse animal collection.  2015 is already bringing positive change within our small Zoo with new developments and big plans for the future.  New employees joining our team will become fundamental and integral to our goals and aspirations.

Tropical Wings Zoo is currently looking to recruit an experienced, enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to work across our bird sections. You will perform general animal husbandry duties to very high standards.  You will also present daily encounters and be involved in our wonderful displays.

-        The ability to interact with visitors of all ages.
-        Previous animal husbandry experience with birds
-        Excellent presentation skills
-        An animal related qualification
-        Driving licence preferred due to location
-        Excellent communication skills and be able to participate fully in our education and presentation programmes
This fantastic opportunity with plenty of scope to progress includes working Bank Holidays and other weekend days if we have special events planned.

To apply:
Send completed application form, CV and covering letter by email to

Closing date: This position will close as soon as we have sufficient applications to progress to the interview stage.

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International Research Manager

 International Research Manager

Save Vietnam’s Wildlife

Duration: 2 years
Expected starting date: May 2016

    •    Save Vietnam’s Wildlife will provide basic salary sufficient to cover living costs in Vietnam for the first year. There after the field research manager will be responsible for raising funds for research projects including her/his salary and associated costs such as travel, food, accommodation, research assistance and equipment.
    •    Save Vietnam’s Wildlife will provide a one-way airfare to Hanoi, and airfare to home country after a minimum of two years service.
    •    Save Vietnam’s Wildlife will cover cost of the position visa and health insurance while in Vietnam
Work place: Save Vietnam’s Wildlife, Cuc Phuong National Park, Nho Quan, Ninh Binh

Organization profile: Save Vietnam’s Wildlife (SVW) is a national Non-Profit Organisation in Vietnam that was established under the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations with registration license from Ministry of Science and Technology. Our aims are:
•    Delivering effective education programs to empower people to take informed action.
•    Working with Government to effect positive, long-lasting change for wildlife.
•    Rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing confiscated threatened wildlife, and contributing to conservation-breeding programs for globally-threatened species, in support of wild populations.
•    Increasing understanding of conservation requirements of threatened wildlife through rigorous scientific research.
•    Demonstrating and promoting good animal welfare to organizations throughout Vietnam.

Accommodation: Provided at Cuc Phuong National Park
Benefits: 12 working days annual holiday following Vietnamese Labour law, plus 10 national holiday days.

Hours of work: 8 hours each day 5 days a week. However, as the animals within the centre are nocturnal it is expected that the employee may sometimes work during the evenings. Any overtime will be accrued and time given off in lieu.

Working with: Save Vietnam’s Wildlife, including staff based at Cuc Phuong National Park and overseas; other NGO partners; government departments; visiting researchers; and community organisations.

Job mission: Transfer skills and develop capacity of the SVW research team, as well as local conservationists and scientists thereby contributing to the conservation of wildlife in Vietnam.  This will entail the development, implementation, supervision, and fundraising of both in situ and ex situ research projects.

Research Priorities of SVW:
•    The status, distribution, ecology and behaviour of SVW priority species (including Chinese and Sunda pangolin).
•    The illegal wildlife trade of SVW priority species in Vietnam.
National Vietnamese conservation policy.
•    Social research on illegal wildlife trade of pangolins in Vietnam.
•    Tracking and post release research on wildlife.

Job activities: The field research manager will be responsible for developing and supervising the SVW research team, as well as developing, fund-raising for, and implementing research projects in line with organizational objectives. Developing the capacity of the SVW research team is a priority of this position. Specific activities are as follows, in no particular order:

    •    Lead and manage research project/s aligned to research priorities of SVW.
    •    Support the professional development of the SVW Vietnamese research officers.
    •    Assist Vietnamese Research Officers to join international training courses and workshops.
    •    Fundraising for research activities and subsequent compliance and acquittal.
    •    Provide technical assistance to forest rangers carrying out field surveys.
    •    As this position is to be funded after the first year by research grants the following criteria are essential

Essential criteria:

A post graduate degree in a relevant science or conservation based discipline

Knowledge and experience:
•    Proven fundraising skills and experience writing successful grant applications
•    Demonstrable team leadership experience
•    A track record of peer-reviewed publications
•    Practical knowledge of wildlife and habitat conservation
•    Experience of living and working in field conditions
•    Demonstrable experience of working effectively with a number of partners including communities, government departments and NGOs
•    Current vaccinations including rabies.
Skills and personal qualities:
•    Dynamic, effective team leadership skills with ability to work under own initiative
•    Good communicator; able to write, speak and present with a high level of proficiency in English
•    Excellent administration and organisational skills
•    A working knowledge of data analysis software
•    Highly motivated, good humoured and positive personality
•    Creative, adaptable and resourceful to meet the demands of a challenging environment
•    Active, fit and healthy.

Desirable criteria:
•    Familiar with south-east Asian conservation issues and living/working in Vietnam/Asia
•    Driving license and ability to ride a motorbike
•    Ability to maintain basic equipment and vehicles
•    Some knowledge of Vietnamese would be advantageous
•    Willingness to travel as required.

How to apply
Interested candidates should send their recent CV and a cover letter to email: or by 26th February 2016. 

Acknowledgements will be sent to short-listed applicants only.
Phone contact: 0303848053

Application Deadline
Friday, 26th February 2016

More details, please download the attachment for the International Research Manager here 

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Monday, January 25, 2016

Animal Keeper

Animal Keeper – Animal Encounters

The Department of Animal Welfare and Conservation is currently recruiting for a dedicated, reliable, confident team member. This position is offered on a permanent, full time basis.

Working as part of the successful Animal and Welfare Department you will be responsible for maintaining a safe environment for both yourself and the public by adhering to associated risk assessments and protocols without exception.

Working as part of the demonstrations team, you will be expected to deliver high quality educational and entertaining displays of natural behaviours. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with and train an exciting collection of birds, reptiles and mammals, including, but not exclusively; raptors, psittacines and Californian sea lions; and be a part of continually developing and improving the daily displays.

The zoo animal management qualification (DMZAA) is desirable but not essential for this position, however; the successful candidate would be expected to work towards achieving this qualification.

You will also need to be a highly motivated, hard working individual who has a good understanding of animal behaviour and previous experience training and working with a variety of species. The ability to take part in public presentations is essential as well as exceptional animal husbandry skills, high standards of animal care and excellent communication skills. Previous experience with the species we hold is preferable however those candidates’ with comparable experience will be considered.

Preference will be given to applicants that have worked and/or volunteered within the following fields:  Zoo’s, Safari Park’s, Farming/Agriculture & Equestrian.

Applicants will need to be flexible as regular weekend working is required to meet the needs of the business.

For further information and details on how to apply, please visit our website

Closing date:                29th February 2016

If you have not heard from us within 21 days of the closing date please consider your application unsuccessful on this occasion.

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Qualified Veterinary Nurse

Qualified Veterinary Nurse
Bear Rescue Centre in China

Do you enjoy a challenge, and are you dedicated to animal welfare?  Are you a qualified veterinary nurse or technician and do you have a degree in veterinary nursing or a related field?

This is an outstanding opportunity for motivated individuals pursuing a career in wildlife care and welfare.  The Veterinary Nurse will work as part of a highly skilled veterinary team to ensure the care of predominantly Asiatic black bears (moon bears) and domestic animals at our rescue centre. Appointment is full-time, five days a week plus scheduled weekend work. Out of hours work may be required.

Candidates should be highly motivated with plenty of initiative and should be comfortable with both clinical and non-clinical work.  There is a high degree of autonomy in this position, and while you will work closely with other team members you will have distinct areas of responsibility; whilst reporting to the Senior Vet Nurse.

You will contribute to the constantly evolving field of bear medicine and management and will be expected to have a high degree of clinical skill and a passion for ongoing self-education.

§        Qualified Veterinary Nurse with Veterinary Nursing Degree (Degree level qualification in related field will be considered)
§        3 to 5 years work experience in veterinary practice, wildlife rehabilitation, zoo medicine or a specialist referral centre. (Less experienced candidates with the appropriate personal attributes will be considered)
§        Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential
§        Strong work ethic, good humor and common sense
§        Applicants must have proficient computer skills including competency with word & excel software
§        Ability to live and work closely with the rest of the team comprising both western and local staff
§        Cultural sensitivity and/or history of working abroad would be beneficial
§        Experience in captive wildlife nursing, rehabilitation or animal welfare work would be beneficial 
§        Suitable candidates must be able to commit for a minimum of 2 years

The following items are included in your full-time contract
§        On-site accommodation                
§        Relocation assistance                        
§        Emergency medical insurance
§        Paid holidays                
§        Subsidised meals

How to apply
Interested parties please forward your cover letter (stating the applied position), CV with your current and expected salary and completed Job Application form to:  Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

For more information please visit our website

We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all qualified candidates.  Personal data collected will be treated in strict confidence and used solely for recruitment purpose

Closing date for applications is Friday 26th February 2016

Personal Data collected will be used for recruitment-related purposes only.

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Friday, January 22, 2016

Head of Animal Operations

Head of Animal Operations

Longleat Safari and Adventure Park

Package up to £50,000

Our guests expect to be dazzled. At Longleat we create truly unique and immersive experiences and we are focused on creating wondrous memories that last a life time.
Reporting directly to the General Manager you will take on curatorial responsibility for the day to day running of the Animal Department. Contributing to the strategic planning of the Safari Park and animal collection the Head of Animal Operations will be responsible for delivering a great experience in a unique environment for all of our 1 million visitors each year.

You will have a passion for animals, and a passion for putting your colleagues and guests at the heart of everything you do; leading, coaching, inspiring and engaging with your team, creating a positive and productive environment enabling a culture of being better together to flourish.

Is this job for you?
To be up to the challenge you need to be an experienced, inspirational manager who can make business critical decisions, deliver change, act as a role model for others and consistently generate results. Longleat is a fast paced, fun and passionate environment and for those up for the challenge it is an opportunity like no other.
You will need to have extensive experience in a senior role in animal management, and coordinating and supervising the daily operations of a zoo keeping team. Join and you’ll be part of the Longleat family. We’re a great place to work – and we offer impressive benefits too.

Ready to Join the Pride?
To find out more, or to apply, please visit or alternatively call 01985 845 416 or email

Closing date: 12th February 2016

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Shaldon Wildlife Trust is a small zoo on the Devon coast, set in an acre of woodland.  We are the smallest member of BIAZA and EAZA. Despite this, we are active members of the zoo community and support conservation projects all over the word. Over the years we have gained a great deal of expertise in the breeding of many species, particularly small primates, and are regarded highly in this field.

We are going through an exciting period of change as the zoo develops and so are looking for a dynamic, knowledgeable individual to become a key member of our team. This role will provide the right candidate with the opportunity to develop and grow in a small team, with the aim to becoming a senior keeper.

We currently have a vacancy for an experienced animal Keeper.  This is a key role which will involve working on section, covering all areas of animal husbandry including feeding, cleaning, training and record keeping; as well as interacting with the zoo visitors with regular keeper talks and delivering our popular encounters and experiences.  The role of animal Keeper will also include coaching our volunteers and work experience placements so interpersonal skills and the ability to motivate others will be essential. We are seeking an enthusiastic, high performing individual with an interest in zoo animal management, education and conservation. You must be a good team worker with a positive outlook and have excellent communication skills. The successful candidate will have leadership qualities, experience of supervising a team and be able to organise and prioritise tasks. A good understanding of risk assessments is required to ensure all members of staff are fully aware of safety and management procedures.

•        A minimum of 2 years zoo keeping experience, and an animal-related qualification, such as the BIAZA approved ANCMZA or DZMAA would be advantageous.
After the completion of a six month probationary period, the option of accommodation may be offered.
•        Applicants should have a full driving licence as some duties include travelling by vehicle for collections and vet visits etc.
•        To include working weekends and bank Holidays in a roster system. On occasion in certain circumstances you may be required to work outside of normal hours.
•        The role is full time. Salary is paid monthly.  We provide uniform and 28 days holiday per annum including bank holidays.

If you are interested, please send your CV with a covering letter to Nic Dunn, Director, Shaldon Wildlife Trust,
Or in writing to:
Shaldon Wildlife Trust
Ness Drive
TQ14 0HP

Closing date: Please submit your application by Sunday February 21st 2016
Owing to the high number of anticipated applications, please be advised that we will only respond to those who are chosen for interview.

Interviews will be held at the Trust in two parts, including one practical session on section with our head keeper.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Livestock Keeper

Livestock Keeper (Maternity Cover)

Paultons Park has a fantastic opportunity for a Livestock Keeper to join our team on a fixed-term Maternity cover basis for 12 months.
You will play a ‘hands-on role’ in the care of our extensive bird and animal collection at the Park. As well as looking after the animals, you will also interact with our guests ensuring they have a memorable experience during their visit.

If you have experience working in an avicultural/mammal setting, a relevant qualification and full driving licence, then it could be you joining our team.  This a full time role, working 45 hours per week, including weekend and bank holidays, on a rota basis.

Applications for this position close on Friday, 29th January, 2016. 

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Experienced Primate Keeper

Experienced Primate Keeper

Lake District Wildlife Park

You will not only have charge of the primate section but with your previous animal husbandry experience you will be able to cover on all sections.

We are looking for an enthusiastic team player who is happy to follow direction when given and is able to think and work alone.

You should have three years relevant primate experience and your references will show you to be a careful, organised, clean and reliable employee. The ideal candidate will hold the DMZAA or equivalent qualification and a full clean uk drivers licence.

The right candidate may be awarded a relocation allowance and temporary on site accommodation.  The area boasts excellent primary and secondary schools and is a Mecca for the outdoor enthusiast.

To apply send a covering letter and CV via email to Richard Robinson,

Closing date for applicants 12th February.  If you have not heard from us by the 15th Feb your application has been unsuccessful.

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Seasonal Animal Keepers


Seasonal Animal Keepers

Following the successful opening of Peak Wildlife Park last year, we are expanding our animal care team to reflect the park's growth. We currently have vacancies for seasonal keepers which have the potential to turn into full-time positions.
We are as committed to the experience of our visitors as we are to the welfare of our animals and the contribution we can make together to protect wildlife both here and across the globe; our mission is to take and inspire action to protect wild life and wild places. We are currently looking for staff that share our passion and commitments.

If you want to be part of something unique and special, have a positive attitude, relevant skills or experience and share our vision and passion then you might just find the perfect role at the Peak Wildlife Park. Animal management qualifications will be considered a distinct asset.

Please send a resume to with a covering letter outlining why you think we should consider you for a role in the Peak Wildlife Park.

Please visit for further information.

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Animal Keeper

Animal Keeper

Animal Keeper – Full time Position
Location:        Edinburgh Zoo
Salary:        £18,618 per annum

About Us
The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) owns and manages Edinburgh Zoo and the Highland Wildlife Park in Kingussie.  Both parks are premier visitor attractions of Scotland that provide an amazing animal experience as well as an excellent day out!  RZSS has a worldwide reputation for its conservation and education programmes, and the very heart of our mission is to connect people with nature and safeguard species from extinction.  We’ve been a charity since our founding in 1909 and maintain a keen commercial edge to ensure a sustainable, bright and exciting future.

As well as our wonderful animals we have a highly professional, diverse and friendly staff community too.  So, in working for RZSS you've not only got a great job in a very interesting organisation - you're also part of an amazing cause too!

Animal Keeper – Full Time Position
A vacancy has arisen for an experienced Animal Keeper to work within the Living Collections Department at Edinburgh Zoo, specifically on the animal section where the stock is predominantly carnivores. Working on this section, it is essential that the successful candidate has carnivore or other high security mammal species experience and it is required that they will have passed the Diploma in the Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals or an equivalent zoo biology focused qualification.  The successful candidate will be expected to care for all the species on the section and supervise junior members of staff and assist with our resident keeper volunteer programme, under the supervision of the section’s senior keeper and Team Leader.

About You
To operate effectively in this role, practical experience in a zoo environment is essential and experience of working with a range of wild animal species desirable. You must also have up-to-date knowledge and understanding of zoo legislation and best practice, along with a sound basis of practical knowledge and skills about good zoo animal management. A full UK driving license is desirable and if the successful candidate is not formally qualified, you must be willing to acquire the Diploma in the Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals.

Working hours are 37.5 hours per week (annualized figure) and the post involves weekend and occasional evening work.

Closing Date:  7 February 2016

For full information on how to apply, please visit the Edinburgh Zoo vacancy page and follow the instructions.  

Registered charity number: SC004064

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Monday, January 18, 2016

Marine IUCN Red List Officer

Marine IUCN Red List Officer

Job Description
Job Title:
The Deep: Marine IUCN Red List Officer.
(IUCN: International Union for the Conservation of Nature)
IUCN Programme:
Marine Biodiversity Unit, UK Regional Office, The Deep.
Line Manager:
Katy Duke, The Deep
Kent Carpenter, Marine Biodiversity Unit
£27,000 per annum, 39 hours per week.
This is a permanent contract
The Deep, one of the largest public aquariums in the United Kingdom, has a research associate position available which includes participation in a project to assess the risk of extinction for a large number of marine species for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species through a collaborative initiative with the IUCN Global Species Programme.
The primary responsibilities will include species-specific background research to assist with the Red Listing process, organizing and facilitating international workshops and meetings, and writing proposals, reports and scientific papers.
The post holder will play a key role in progressing the Global Marine Species Assessment, towards the initial goal of assessing 20,000 marine species by 2020.
In addition they will be required to assist with the development and delivery of a conservation education programme for the general public as part of The Deep’s education remit.  The post holder will also advise and assist in the development of a model to encourage other aquariums to further engage with Red Listing and to showcase The Deep’s leadership in this effort. This position will report to both the IUCN Global Marine Species Assessment (GMSA) Manager and The Deep’s Curator.
Key functions as The Deep, Marine IUCN Red List Officer:   
  • With the GMSA Manager and the GMSA postdoctoral researcher, jointly oversee the assessment process of priority marine species for publication on the IUCN Red List. This includes:
o   Researching and writing assessments for priority marine species;
o   Serving as reviewer for assessments prior to publication.
·        Contribute to development and implementation of projects that support the objectives of the GMSA. This includes:
    • Species-specific background research,
    • Organising and facilitating international workshops and meetings,
    • Writing proposals, reports and scientific papers
    • Engaging with and liaising with stakeholders and partners of the GMSA and The Deep
  • Play a key role in contributing and promoting The Deep / IUCN partnership and the IUCN Red List
    • To The Deep staff and visitors through occasional talks, workshops and classroom activities
    • Various media and conference opportunities to the general public, the aquarium and zoo community and the wider conservation community.
    • Developing the public conservation engagement messages
  • With the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Director of Specialist Group partnerships, build Red List Assessment capacity across the European aquarium community: 
o   Develop a model for engaging, training and sustaining aquarium staff in Red List methodology and assessment tools.
·        Line-manage Red List interns and volunteers as needed.
·        Receive training and ongoing development through the GMSA and the IUCN Red List Unit.
·        Developing funding proposals and funding activities for Red List workshops.
Other responsibilities:
  • Extend own knowledge of scientific issues relevant to the work of the SSC and pursue training in required skills;
  • Undertake any other duties as needed
  • Minimum of an MSc in Marine Biology, Zoology, Oceanography, Conservation Biology or related field.
  • Thesis topic in marine conservation biology or marine ecology.
  • A high level of proficiency in scientific writing in English.
  • An appreciation of the role of Aquariums and Zoos in conservation.
  • A commitment to The Deep and its environmental policies.
  • Self-motivation.
  • Team working skills and good verbal communication skills.
  • Attention to detail, a willingness to learn and a commitment to self-improvement.
  • Ability to communicate effectively between stakeholders.
  • Demonstrable commitment to animal conservation either through voluntary work placements, projects or fundraising events.
  • Demonstrable experience in scientific and public engagement, including good presentation skills.
  • Knowledge of the IUCN Red List methods.
  • Experience in modelling and spatial analysis in ecology.
  • Experience in geographical information systems.
  • Proficiency in Spanish or French.
  • Supervising skills.

Complete an application form on-line at  
For queries please contact: Louise Kirby at, +44 1482 381004.
Deadline for receipt of completed application 9am, Monday 8th February 2016
Interviews likely the weeks commencing the 22nd February and 29th February 2016

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