Seasonal Grounds Operative

ZSL London Zoo
London (Greater)
11 Feb 2018
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for seasonal grounds operatives to come and join our small team who are responsible for keeping the Zoo grounds clean, tidy and the site presentable for our visitors. The successful candidates will be also be required to interact with visitors by answering questions whilst promoting high levels of customer care.

Position: Seasonal Grounds Operative, Site Presentation and Cleaning
Position Type: Seasonal - Full-Time
Salary: £9.18 per hour (Inclusive of Allowances)
Location: ZSL London Zoo – NW1

About Us:

The Zoological Society of London (ZSL), a charity founded in 1826, is a world-renowned centre of excellence for conservation science and applied conservation. ZSL’s mission is to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats. This is realised by carrying out field conservation and research in over 50 countries across the globe and through education and awareness-raising at our two zoos, ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, inspiring people to take conservation action.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

• Drive utility vehicles, cars and vans sometimes off site.
• Interact with visitors by answering questions whilst promoting high levels of customer care.
• Carry out some lifting, as there is potentially a large amount of manual handling required.
• Help keep waste bags, site signage, picnic benches are clean and tidy at all times

Person Specification

The ideal candidate will:

• Have the ability to work well as part of a team
• Experience of dealing with the public would be useful.
• A good level of fitness is required as the nature of the job is outdoors and involves some heavy lifting.
• A full driver’s license is essential as you may sometimes be agreed to drive utility vehicles

We have four full-time, seasonal positions available. The full-time roster will be based on a shift system rota and will include working every weekend.

The position is available to start asap.

Closing date for applications: Midnight Sunday 25th February 2018.


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the button to be directed to our website.

We are committed to the principle of equal opportunities in employment. We apply policies that are determined solely by job criteria and personal ability.

The Zoological Society of London is a charity registered in England and Wales: no. 208728.

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