Volunteers & Vacancies

Shepreth Wildlife Park

  • WILDLIFE PARK
  • EDUCATION CENTRE
  • GARDENERS
  • CORPORATE VOLUNTEER DAYS

Shepreth Wildlife Conservation Charity

  • FUNDRAISING EVENTS
  • HEDGEHOG HOSPITAL
Email: swcc@sheprethwildlifepark.co.uk for a different application form

Placement type:

  • One-day a week for 20 weeks
  • Four | Five | Six week block (Monday – Friday inclusive)
  • Six month block placement
  • One year placement
  • Corporate volunteer days (please email office@sheprethwildlifepark.co.uk for details)
Minimum 20 day requirement  |  Recommended hours: 10am – 5pm

How to Apply:

  • Please email your completed application form to: office@sheprethwildlifepark.co.uk
  • Alternatively you can post a hard copy to: Volunteer Bookings, Shepreth Wildlife Park, Station Road, Shepreth, Herts, SG8 6PZ

Volunteer information

  • On your first day you will receive our Induction Programme followed by a multiple-choice questionnaire.
  • Duties include: general husbandry of all species on an assigned section: NORTH | EAST | WEST | SOUTH | CENTRAL | HORTICULTURE
  • It is recommended you bring waterproof clothing, Wellington boots and steel-toe boots (Please note: trainers / sandals are not allowed when working on the Wildlife Park)
  • All volunteers / students are required to participate in the native species and enrichment surveys.
  • An up-to-date tetanus is required for all work on-site.
  • All volunteers / students must be over 18 years old.

Job Vacancies

Catering Assistant

Brief Overview:

Shepreth Wildlife Park is looking to employ a dedicated and dynamic catering person to assist in the on-site amenity and soft play facilities.

Job Purpose:

To assist with the smooth running of the catering department to ensure customers have a positive experience during their visit.

Responsibilities:

  • Preparing and serving food
  • Dealing with customer enquiries and concerns
  • Ensuring that health and safety regulations are adhered to
  • Maintaining high standards of hygiene

Key Skills Required:

  • Previous catering experience is preferable, but not necessary
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Organisational and time management skills
  • The ability to think quickly, work in stressful circumstances and stay calm in stressful situations
  • Stock rotation
  • Knowledge of food, hygiene and food preparation

Key Information:

This is a part-time position. Will include weekend, Bank Holiday and school holiday work.

To apply, please email CV and covering letter to admin@sheprethwildlifepark.co.uk for the attention of Sally Willers

Deadline for applications: Ongoing

If you would like to apply, please email admin@sheprethwildlifepark.co.uk

 

 

Gift Shop, Jungle Cafe and Train Driver Assistant

Brief Overview:

Shepreth Wildlife Park is looking to employ a dedicated and dynamic person to assist in the Gift Shop, Jungle Cafe and Safari Train experience.

Job Purpose:

To assist with the smooth running of the Gift Shop and Jungle Cafe to ensure customers have a positive experience during their visit. To cover the train driver during their absence.

Responsibilities:

  • Dealing with customer enquiries and concerns
  • Serving in both the Gift Shop and Jungle Cafe Departments.
  • Train driver as necessary – full training given.
  • Ensuring that health and safety regulations are adhered to
  • Maintaining high standards of hygiene

Key Skills Required:

  • Previous catering experience is preferable, but not necessary
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Organisational and time management skills
  • The ability to think quickly, work in stressful circumstances and stay calm in stressful situations
  • Stock-taking skills
  • Knowledge of food, hygiene and food preparation

Key Information:

This is a part-time position. Will include weekend, Bank Holiday and school holiday work.

To apply, please email CV and covering letter to admin@sheprethwildlifepark.co.uk for the attention of Sally Willers

Deadline for applications: Ongoing

If you would like to apply, please email admin@sheprethwildlifepark.co.uk

 

 

Carnivore Cover Keeper

Brief Overview:

Shepreth Wildlife Park is looking to employ a dedicated and dynamic part-time animal keeper to join the animal department.

Job Purpose:

Responsible for the care and well-being of all species on East Section.

Section includes: Carnivores – Sumatran tiger, lynx, maned wolf, ASC otter, Scottish wildcat and Pardine genet. The section also includes: B&W ruffed lemur, red squirrel, Amazon parrots, B&G macaw, emu and wallaby.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the welfare and all husbandry aspects of all species on East Section, in the absence of the Head of section.
  • Responsible for the delivery of three visitor focused presentations per day.
  • To assist with the refurbishment of animal enclosures.
  • To be responsible for the day-to-day condition of the sections facilities and maintain them accordingly, to health and safety regulations.
  • To assist in supervising of less experienced staff, voluntary workers and work experience students.

Key Skills Required:

  • Two years previous experience working with carnivores is essential, though species-specific training will be given.
  • Category 1 animal experience is essential.
  • Good presentation skills are essential.
  • Clear communication and problem solving skills are of paramount importance.
  • Must be able to work well within a team.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • DMZAA is an advantage.

Key Information:

This is a part-time position for 2 days per week on a Sunday and Monday.

Start date: 5th May 2019

Please send your CV to office@sheprethwildlifepark.co.uk, with a covering letter detailing your availability for interview.

Closing date: 1st April 2019

 

 

DISCOVERY CENTRE ASSISTANT & WELCOME HOST

Brief Overview:

Shepreth Wildlife Park is looking to employ a dedicated and dynamic part-time Discovery Centre Assistant to join the Education Department.

Job Purpose:

Responsible for the care and well-being of all species in the Discovery Centre and providing education and interpretation to visiting members of the public, schools and pre-booked parties.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the delivery of one visitor focused presentation per day.
  • To be responsible for the day-to-day condition of the Discovery Centre facilities and maintain them accordingly, to health and safety regulations.
  • Delivery of pre-booked animal experiences, birthday party events, group sleepover experiences and event days.
  • Responsible for the daily husbandry requirements and welfare needs of the small collection of reptiles, invertebrates and mammals cared for in the Discovery Centre.
  • To assist in supervising of less experienced staff, voluntary workers and work experience students.

Key Skills Required:

    • Minimum of 1 years’ experience in a zoo or education environment
    • A good team worker with a positive outlook
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Experience with developing educational programmes for children
    • Supervisory experience

Desirable Qualifications:

  • DMZAA is an advantage.

Key Information:

This is a part-time position for one day per week on a Saturday.

Start date: 4th May 2019

Please send your CV to office@sheprethwildlifepark.co.uk, with a covering letter detailing your availability for interview.

Closing date: 1st April 2019