Thank you for your interest in working at Colchester Zoo!

We are home to over to over 200 species of animal set in 60 acres of parklands and lakes. Colchester Zoo currently employs over 350 members of staff made up of our animal care team, grounds care team, our retail staff, gardeners, catering and office teams to name just a few! All of our teams work extremely hard to provide a fantastic day out for our visitors.

Future staff requirements

Later in 2021 it is hoped a level of normality will return and the Zoo’s gates will once again re-open to our customers who are patiently waiting for this day.

We will therefore need to recruit new staff, full time or part time, to fill in various positions in every department.

If you see working at the Zoo your ultimate goal, please email us at hr@colchesterzoo.org with your relevant details or fill in the Colchester Zoo Employment Application Form, whatever your skill or profession, so we can keep your application on file until the day we will be able to hold interviews.


Job Role:Closing Date:Job Info:Contact Email:
Grounds person/ Cleaner (Full Time)30th November 2021CLICK HEREvacancies@colchesterzoo.org
Plumber (Full Time)29th November 2021CLICK HEREplumbers@colchesterzoo.org
Groundworker30th November 2021CLICK HEREhr@colchesterzoo.org

How to apply:

If you are interested in working at Colchester Zoo please follow the steps below to apply: 

– Download and complete the electronic Colchester Zoo Employment Application Form. Please ensure all sections of the application form are completed, do not enter ‘Refer to CV’. If you would prefer to complete a printable version of the Colchester Zoo Employment Application Form please click here.

– Send your completed application form and CV via email, or in hard copy to the contact details next to the post you are applying for.

Please be aware that we will only process applications that include a completed application form and CV.

We do have a lot of interest in our vacancies, if you have not heard from us after four weeks since submitting your application you should assume you have not been successful on the occasion.

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