Director of Zoo Operations

Closing Date: Friday 12 July 2024

Department: Zoo Operations

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

Contract: Permanent, full time (41.25 hours per week)

Location: Jersey Zoo


The Role

As the Director of Zoo Operations, your role will drive the seamless and effective management of the zoo’s daily operations. You will develop and maintain an animal collection which contributes to conservation. Supporting Durrell’s in-situ conservation efforts through captive breeding in Jersey and overseas, contributing to conservation- related research and training whilst also enabling visitors to connect with nature during their visit at the zoo, is a fundamental aspect of this role.

You will ensure the highest standards of animal care and welfare, guest experience, operational efficiency and promote a positive and supportive culture within the team. The Director of Zoo Operations must demonstrate strong leadership with a focus on fostering good team engagement. Your leadership and collaboration with senior managers and the wider Durrell team will be crucial in strategic planning and will play a vital role in promoting the zoo’s mission of conservation, education and community engagement in addition to shaping the Durrell wide organisational strategy.


How to apply

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