Current vacancies at Colchester Zoo
To apply, please complete the Colchester Zoo Application Form attached to the job description and email it to us along with your CV and covering letter.
Please note: Some of our Zoo Keeper vacancies are also placed on the BIAZA and Zoo Biology websites.
See our list below for all the current positions available:
|Job Role:||Closing Date:||Job Info:||Contact Email:|
|Catering Team Member||24th March 2023||CLICK HEREfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Electrician||22nd March 2023||CLICK HEREemail@example.com|
|Deputy Team Leader – Tiger Section||24th March 2023||CLICK HEREfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Team Leader – Farm Section||24th March 2023||CLICK HEREemail@example.com|
Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications received, we are unable to contact all of those not reaching the interview stage.
Animal based careers and work experience at Colchester Zoo
Here at Colchester Zoo we want to be able to assist in providing opportunities to gain and develop experience in zoo animal care, and provide real world learning for people who are passionate about working with animals. Please click on the link below for more information on our work experience offer.
Click here for the Work Experience Programme details
Click here for Career Pathway information
Click here for Information Packs about the zoo including Careers and Career Pathways
Volunteering at Colchester Zoo
Become an Animal Ambassador
Do you love the natural world? Do you want to contribute to saving species and habitats? Do you like talking to people about wildlife? Have you got one day a week to spare? Then why not register your interest in becoming an Animal Ambassador, a new voluntary role at Colchester Zoo! This role is based around sharing the amazing world of animals and Colchester Zoo with our visitors, other volunteer roles may be found on this page in the future.
Become a Zoo Host
Our mission at Colchester Zoo is to give guests a great visitor experience. If you love our zoo and want to be a part of it and you have time to offer, becoming a Zoo Host could be just the thing for you. Our commitment to excellent customer service is at the heart of this role, we are proud of our zoo and the conservation work we do and you will be at the forefront of sharing that enthusiasm with our guests.
Future staff requirements
Please check the list above for any career vacancies available. We are unable to receive enquiries that do not relate to a specific Colchester Zoo job vacancy as listed above.
Important Information for Applicants
Under the immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 we are required to check that anyone taking up employment with us has the legal right to work in the UK.
All applicants invited to attend an interview will be asked to provide documentary evidence of this, and we will need to take a copy of these documents before work commences.
Please note that if you are a non EU citizen and you do not have the relevant Visa to work in the UK, we would only be able to apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship from the UK Border Agency if we can prove that we have met the Resident Labour Market Test, and that you meet the required points needed under the new points based system. For more information please see the UK Border Agency website www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk.