Overall responsibility will be delivering highly engaging workshops and talks to a variety of audiences. The role includes the management of school bookings and delivery of activities within these bookings, developing a variety of activities for holiday programme, maintenance of education administration as well as supervising a small team of volunteers and placement students


  • Public activities
  • Delivering public talks
  • Providing formal education sessions
  • Providing informal education sessions
  • Managing school and specialist group bookings
  • Supporting the development of new education resources and workshops
  •  Financial administration
  • Taking responsibility for the health and safety of visitors attending education related activities
  • Helping to manage and supervise work placement students and researchers


  • The applicant will need to meet the following criteria:
  • Experience of working with children, either within the primary school sector or similar setting
    Knowledge of the national curriculum used in the compulsory school sector
  • Excellent communication / engagement skills across a range of publics
  • Confidence in giving public talks and demonstrations
  • Good knowledge and experience of ecological and conservation practices DBS certificate, or willingness to obtain it
  • Experience of working with Health and Safety protocols, including conducting risk assessments, managing event administration, and managing / developing timetables
  • A degree or equivalent, relevant qualification


  • Qualified teacher status
  • Research and / or evaluation survey experience, especially social research into education portfolio delivered within a non-formal setting
  • High level of conservation theory and practice experience
  • Experience in a range of ecological field survey skills
  • Post graduate qualification, or willingness to work towards one
  • Experience of a similar post within zoos / wildlife sector organisation
  • Experience on animal handling
  •  Experience in a woodland/forest school type setting

Other Considerations

  • The post is advertised as a full time
  • The appointment will be subject to a six-month probationary period.
  • No person shall be treated less favourably than another on the grounds of sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, ethic or national origin, religion, colour, age or disability. As an equal opportunities employer, applicants for staff vacancies shall be short listed for interview and appointed purely on the grounds of their suitability for the post as laid out in the advertised job description.
  •  Wildwood operates a no smoking policy in the park and in its offices