Contract Positions

Conservation training demand assessment – Invitation to tender

Chester Zoo is looking for a consultant (or team of consultants) to carry out a demand and competitor assessment for conservation training provision locally, nationally and internationally.  Initially we aim to provide training in up to five key areas of our work, building on existing provision but also identifying new offers and products.

We are seeking consultants who are suitably networked in the conservation and animal management sectors to map demand against our core skills, identify competitors, undertake a gap analysis, explore opportunities for apprenticeship training, explore training models and provide recommendations for further development.

The contract will begin in September and run for three months. The deadline for receiving bids is 12 noon on Friday 1st September 2017.

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For further details please contact Simon Dowell at Chester Zoo by email

Research Associate in Conservation Physiology

We are recruiting in partnership with the University of Manchester, a post-doctoral research associate to deliver high-impact conservation science. This post will focus on developing and applying a novel and integrated macro-ecological tool kit for identifying the causes of, and for predicting, decline primarily in the critically endangered Grevy’s zebra but also in other species.

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Closing date: 10/08/2017