Our People and Culture team are responsible for supporting with all aspects of employment, whether that be pay, benefits, personal development, wellbeing or any other people related matter. The zoo has many different roles and teams with varying requirements. We enjoy working with people to understand their individual needs and supporting them to develop and grow in a unique environment.

The Health and Safety team is responsible for supporting everything the zoo does to achieve its mission of preventing extinction, working closely with colleagues across the organisation providing expert advice and guidance to ensure activities are carried out safely, efficiently and to high standards. We are focused on providing practical solutions in an exciting, fast paced and incredibly diverse environment where no two days are ever the same!

“Working within the People team at Chester Zoo means that you get the opportunity to work with some incredible people – full of passion and drive to support our mission of preventing extinction. The zoo is a fascinating and complex organisation with a real diversity of areas and roles so no day is ever the same and it’s a privilege to work with and support our wonderful colleagues.”

Jen McDermott, Head of People and Culture

People & Culture areas we cover:

  • Human resources
  • Recruitment
  • Learning & development
  • Employee engagement
  • Occupational health

Health & Safety areas we cover:

  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Health and Safety Management System – associated policies and procedures
  • Fire safety
  • Health and safety training
  • Compliance reporting
  • Health and safety auditing
  • Representation with sector peer groups
  • Liaison with emergency services and enforcement authorities
  • Combined liability insurance matters
  • Emergency planning
Want to join the Chester Zoo team?

Have a look at what jobs are available here.