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Seasonal Browse Worker

Reference: JUN20196460
Expiry date: 23:59, 04 July 2019
Location: Chester
Salary: £17,396.65 Per Annum
Benefits: Excellent benefits package
Duration:3 months
2 x Temporary Roles – 3 months

We are Chester Zoo, and for over 80 years we’ve been a leading conservation and education charity, and an amazing, award-winning visitor attraction.

We’re also a team of passionate, talented, enthusiastic and expert people, doing everything we can to keep the zoo going, from feeding the animals to discovering new conservation ideas, and giving our 1.9 million visitors an inspirational day out.

We work hard because we love animals, we care about nature, we love Chester Zoo and we want to be the best zoo in the world!

If you think you can help us to achieve that, then we’d love to hear from you.

We currently have a temporary vacancy for a Seasonal Browse Worker to join our busy Animal Supplies Department, which provides key services to the animal sections including the daily harvesting, collection and distribution of browse (leafy branches for animal food), in addition supporting the general manual work and operation of the department across the Zoo

The successful candidate will have:

• A full driving licence valid in the UK and one which allows them to tow a trailer heavier than 750kg (licence category E)
• Experience of working in a team

Desirable criteria:

• Experience of agriculture and arboriculture would be desirable.
• Experience and certification in the use of chainsaws


We are looking for two people to join us for a period of three months .Hours of work are 40 hours per week, including weekends and Bank Holidays on a rota basis.

The salary for this role is £17,396.65 per annum pro rata, and in addition we offer a range of amazing benefits which can be found at https://www.chesterzoo.org/work-with-us/staff-benefits/

To apply for this position, please go to http://www.chesterzoo.org/careers and click apply now to provide your current CV and complete the application form highlighting your skills and experience including why you believe you should be considered for our Seasonal Browse Worker role.

Closing date for applications is Thursday 4th July 2019