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Working at Birdworld

Working, volunteering, or carrying out work experience at Birdworld can be an exceptionally rewarding experience.

Any available opportunities will be listed below.

 

 

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Current Vacancies

Livestock Assistant – Part-time

We are offering an exciting opportunity for a part-time Livestock Assistant to join our Livestock Team.

Set within 26 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens, Birdworld is one of the largest bird parks in the country and is home to a diverse collection of species. We are offering a unique career opportunity for a Livestock Assistant to join our expanding Livestock Team.

Supporting the Farm Team Lead and working alongside the Farm Team, you will focus your time on the day-to-day husbandry of the Farm’s Livestock collection at the Jenny Wren Farm, located within Birdworld.

You will have keen observation skills, great time management, basic maintenance skills, and be able to prioritise tasks to ensure the highest standard of care for the collection. This role will involve hosting public presentations and experiences to a range of audiences, so we expect all of our Livestock Assistants to offer exceptional and engaging experiences to our visitors.

You will hold an animal related qualification and while full training will be given, experience of working with farm animals within a public attraction is considered desirable. You will also enjoy working outside in all weathers and be physically fit.

This vacancy is a part-time position, working 2 days a week, with weekend and public holidays being part of your working rota.

Current rate of pay is national minimum wage and depends on the age of the candidate.

Please email any questions on this role to HR@haskins.co.uk

Please apply as soon as possible, we reserve the right to close recruitment once we have found the right candidate.

Guest Services Team – (Weekends)

Birdworld is currently offering a range of positions working within our busy Guest Services Team.

Set within 26 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens, Birdworld is one of the largest bird parks in the country and is home to a diverse collection of species.

Working as part of our Guest Services Team, you will be contracted for one weekend day each week and will also be expected to work extra shifts during the holiday periods. These positions cover admission sales, retailing, kiosks and catering. All necessary training will be provided and no previous experience is required.

Please email any questions on this role to HR@haskins.co.uk

Please apply as soon as possible, we reserve the right to close recruitment once we have found the right candidate.

Admin Assistant – Part-time

We are offering an exciting opportunity for an Admin Assistant to join the Birdworld Team.

Set within 26 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens, Birdworld is one of the largest bird parks in the country and is home to a diverse collection of species.

Supporting the Admin Team, the Admin Assistant will assist with many admin duties, including Annual Memberships, Birdworld Animal Adoptions, bookings, cash office duties and general enquiries. A good IT knowledge is required although specific training will be given. Good guest service skills are essential for face-to-face enquiries and telephone interactions.

This vacancy is a part-time position, working 25 hours a week, Monday – Friday.

Please email any questions on this role to HR@haskins.co.uk

Please apply as soon as possible, we reserve the right to close recruitment once we have found the right candidate.

Conservation Education Guide – Part-time (Weekends)

We are offering an exciting opportunity for a weekend part-time Conservation Education Guide to join our Conservation Education Team.

Set within 26 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens, Birdworld is one of the largest bird parks in the country and is home to a diverse collection of species. We offer support to conservation projects around the world, and this role is all about sharing our conservation and educational objectives with our guests.

Supporting the Conservation Education Team Leader, Conservation Education Guides will be responsible for engaging and educating Birdworld guests through talks, seasonal events and animal engagements by working alongside the Livestock Team.

You will be actively engaging with guests during their visit by starting conversations, answering questions, and offering help and advice during their visit to Birdworld. This role is predominantly outdoors and will involve ranging across our 26 acre site throughout the day.

The successful candidate will need to be charismatic and outgoing, energetic, self-motivated, have good time management, organisation, and customer care skills with great attention to detail. They will also need to have a passion for educating and inspiring people about the natural world. Being able to talk to a range of audiences is considered essential for this role.

This role is ideal for someone who wants to begin their career in Zoo Conservation Education and who has a passion for engaging a wide audience. This role would also be suitable for a livestock keeper seeking a change in career.

TThis vacancy is a part-time, weekend position, focused on 12 hours a week, working 2x 6 hour shifts each weekend, with hours of working falling between 9am and 6pm (season dependent).

Current rate of pay for this role is £8.91.

Please email any questions on this role to HR@haskins.co.uk

Please apply as soon as possible, we reserve the right to close recruitment once we have found the right candidate.

Conservation Education Guide – Part-time (x2)

We are offering an exciting opportunity for a part-time Conservation Education Guide to join our Conservation Education Team.

Set within 26 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens, Birdworld is one of the largest bird parks in the country and is home to a diverse collection of species. We offer support to conservation projects around the world, and this role is all about sharing our conservation and educational objectives with our guests.

Supporting the Conservation Education Team Leader, Conservation Education Guides will be responsible for engaging and educating Birdworld guests through talks, seasonal events and animal engagements by working alongside the Livestock Team.

You will be actively engaging with guests during their visit by starting conversations, answering questions, and offering help and advice during their visit to Birdworld. This role is predominantly outdoors and will involve ranging across our 26 acre site throughout the day.

The successful candidate will need to be charismatic and outgoing, energetic, self-motivated, have good time management, organisation, and customer care skills with great attention to detail. They will also need to have a passion for educating and inspiring people about the natural world. Being able to talk to a range of audiences is considered essential for this role.

This role is ideal for someone who wants to begin their career in Zoo Conservation Education and who has a passion for engaging a wide audience. This role would also be suitable for a livestock keeper seeking a change in career.

There are two part-time vacancies available, working 19 hours a week over 3 days, with hours of working falling between 9am and 6pm (season dependent).

This role will include weekend and bank holiday working and you will need an element of flexibility to meet the needs of the business.

Current rate of pay for this role is £8.91.

Please email any questions on this role to HR@haskins.co.uk

Please apply as soon as possible, we reserve the right to close recruitment once we have found the right candidate.

Conservation Education Guide – Full-time

We are offering an exciting opportunity for a full-time Conservation Education Guide to join our Conservation Education Team.

Set within 26 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens, Birdworld is one of the largest bird parks in the country and is home to a diverse collection of species. We offer support to conservation projects around the world, and this role is all about sharing our conservation and educational objectives with our guests.

Supporting the Conservation Education Team Leader, Conservation Education Guides will be responsible for engaging and educating Birdworld guests through talks, seasonal events and animal engagements by working alongside the Livestock Team.

You will be actively engaging with guests during their visit by starting conversations, answering questions, and offering help and advice during their visit to Birdworld. This role is predominantly outdoors and will involve ranging across our 26 acre site throughout the day.

The successful candidate will need to be charismatic and outgoing, energetic, self-motivated, have good time management, organisation, and customer care skills with great attention to detail. They will also need to have a passion for educating and inspiring people about the natural world. Being able to talk to a range of audiences is considered essential for this role.

This role is ideal for someone who wants to begin their career in Zoo Conservation Education and who has a passion for engaging a wide audience. This role would also be suitable for a livestock keeper seeking a change in career.

This vacancy is a full-time position, working 38 hours a week, with weekend and public holidays being part of your working rota.

Current rate of pay for this role is £8.91.

Please email any questions on this role to HR@haskins.co.uk

Please apply as soon as possible, we reserve the right to close recruitment once we have found the right candidate.

Grounds Assistant – Full-time

We are offering an exciting opportunity for a full-time Grounds Assistant to join the Birdworld Team.

Set within 26 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens, Birdworld is one of the largest bird parks in the country and is home to a diverse collection of species.

Supporting the Grounds Team Leader, the Grounds Assistant will be responsible for all aspects of grounds maintenance and upkeep. The successful applicant would need to be very practical, hardworking, and enjoy working in a public environment. Experience with garden machinery is beneficial.

This wide ranging and very hands-on role will work as part of a small team which oversees all areas of the Birdworld grounds and facilities. The role is involved with the following tasks and duties.

– Mowing and strimming
– Hedge cutting
– Car parking
– Paths, bins, litter and general tidiness
– Fencing
– Waste management and recycling streams
– Other general maintenance duties
– Cleaning of visitor facilities

(This job description outlines the main duties of the role and within reason is not exhaustive.)

This vacancy is a full-time position.

Please email any questions on this role to HR@haskins.co.uk

Please apply as soon as possible, we reserve the right to close recruitment once we have found the right candidate.

Aviculture Keeper – Full-time

We are offering an exciting opportunity for a full-time Aviculture Keeper to join our Livestock Team.

Set within 26 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens, Birdworld is one of the largest bird parks in the country and is home to a diverse collection of species. We are offering a unique career opportunity for a Aviculture Keeper to join our expanding livestock team.

Supporting the Aviculture Team Leader and working alongside the Aviculture Team, you will focus your time on the day-to-day husbandry of the aviculture collection.

You will have keen observation skills, great time management, basic maintenance skills, and be able to prioritise tasks to ensure the highest standard of care for the collection. We expect all of our livestock keepers to offer exceptional and engaging experiences to our visitors – through hosting Bird Keeper or Feeding Experiences, or assisting the Conservation Education Team with public presentations.

You will hold an animal related qualification and have at least 2 years’ experience working with birds in a recognised zoo, enjoy working outside in all weathers, be physically fit and demonstrate a passion for aviculture.

This vacancy is a full-time position, working 38 hours a week, with weekend and public holidays being part of your working rota.

Current rate of pay for this role is dependent upon experience.

Please email any questions on this role to HR@haskins.co.uk

Please apply as soon as possible, we reserve the right to close recruitment once we have found the right candidate.

Work Experience

Birdworld is currently unable to provide any work experience placements. We aim to relaunch the programme for the 2022-23 academic year.

Please check back again soon.

We can offer work experience for students who are aged 16 or above and who are studying an animal related field, or are planning to do so. Birdworld is able to offer placements in one of the three following areas:

Jenny Wren Farm
– The Jenny Wren Farm houses small and large mammals and birds, including domestic fowl, sheep and pigs. Duties here involve general animal husbandry, routine maintenance and occasional interaction with visitors.

Aviculture – with over 160 species, this area offers a varied opportunity for those with a keen interest in birds. Duties will include food preparation and delivery, cleaning of enclosures / work areas and seasonal tasks as undertaken by our aviculture team.

Education – This is our public facing team and duties would involve interacting with visitors as well as helping to prepare educational material to be delivered at a later time. This could also involve assisting with the public flying displays as well as general animal husbandry of the presentation animals.

Placements will be allocated on a first come first served basis and we restrict one student per work area at any one time. Students are expected to work our normal hours, depending upon the work area and time of year, taking breaks similar to our full time staff.

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Volunteers

We are not currently taking enquiries/applications for Volunteers. Please check back again soon.

We have opportunities to volunteer in several areas, depending upon your interest. You can volunteer with us from the age of 16 – and there’s no upper age limit! We ask for a commitment of time on a regular basis over an agreed period to ensure that any training we give is reciprocated fairly and in return we offer experience in a friendly zoo environment and fun, challenging work.

Our staff work from 8am each day, and have an average 8 hour working day. Volunteers can of course work different hours but again we ask that these be agreed in advance.  If you are keen to pursue this further, then please consider your situation and the commitment you are willing to make, as well as which area you would like to be considered for.

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