Volunteers & Vacancies

Shepreth Wildlife Park


Shepreth Wildlife Conservation Charity

Email: swcc@sheprethwildlifepark.co.uk for a different application form

Placement type:

  • One-day a week for 20 weeks
  • Four-week block (Monday – Friday inclusive)
  • Six month block placement
  • One year placement
Minimum 20 day requirement  |  Recommended hours: 10am – 4pm

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: EAST / WEST / SOUTH / EDUCATION DEPT / 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 Manager

Brief Overview:

Shepreth Wildlife Park is looking to employ a dedicated and dynamic team leader with proven leadership and hands on catering skills to manage the onsite amenity and soft play facilities.

Job Purpose:

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


  • Menu planning and budgeting
  • Preparing and serving food
  • Dealing with customer enquiries and concerns
  • Ordering supplies
  • Assisting with hiring
  • Training, supervising and motivating catering staff
  • Assisting with planning staff rotas
  • Ensuring that health and safety regulations are strictly observed, recorded and archived
  • Monitoring the quality of the product and customer service provided
  • Maintaining high standards of hygiene
  • Regular evaluation of menus and customer service

Key Skills Required:

  • Previous catering experience is essential
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Ability to manage in a diverse environment with a strong focus on customer services
  • Strong leadership and motivating skills including the ability to build strong relationships with staff and customers alike
  • The ability to think quickly, work in stressful circumstances and stay calm in stressful situations
  • Budgeting and stock-taking skills
  • Knowledge of food, hygiene and food preparation

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Level 3 food hygiene certificate

Key Information:

This is a full time position, initially on a six-month contract. Will include weekend work and occasional evenings. Salary is negotiable.

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

Deadline for applications: 7th April 2017.

We are also looking for both part-time and full-time staff to work in our new catering outlet throughout the school holidays and during weekends.

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