Department: Animal Management

Reports to: Director of Zoo Operations

Location: Jersey

The Role

To further the Trust’s work in the conservation of endangered species by managing and participating in the daily operations and strategic direction of the Mammal collection under the direction of the Director of Zoo Operations.

  • To maintain and shape an animal collection that fulfils the Trust’s conservation aims through managing captive populations,
    staff training and research and that also provides a valuable, entertaining visitor experience.
  • To teach visiting students practical aspects of animal management, instigate research projects and support others conducting research.
  • To support the delivery of Durrell’s Conservation Strategy, within the animal collection in Jersey and overseas.
  • To ensure that the husbandry of the collection conforms to our high standards of animal welfare and ethical guidelines.
  • To manage and motivate departmental staff and aid them in their professional development.
  • To manage the collection and departmental resources within a specified budget.
  • To ensure the smooth running of the department, maximising the department’s contribution to the Trust’s strategy to save species from extinction.


How to apply

Please fill in the application form and send your CV and cover letter to Recruitment@durrell.org clearly stating the job you wish to apply for.

About Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust is an international charity working to save species from extinction.
Headquartered in Jersey in the Channel Islands, Durrell focuses on the most threatened species in the most
threatened places.
With a track record of 60 years, Durrell leads some of the world’s longest running and most successful species
and habitat recovery programmes. The quality of our work is equally as important as how we deliver it.
Our values, underpin how we approach our work and the work environment we create.