Registered Charity in England & Wales No.1165941

We're Hiring - Operations Manager

A fantastic opportunity to join our dedicated team

Operations Manager

We’re Hiring!

UPDATE: Monday 11th February – Applications for this role are now closed. We will be reviewing all applications shortly and will be in touch with people in due course.

We are looking to hire an Operations Manager. This is a fantastic opportunity to join our small, dedicated animal welfare team. 

To Apply for the role, please send your CV and cover letter to Georgina Groves

The closing date for this post is the 10th of February, 2019. We will not be able to accept applications after this date. 

Job Title: Operations Manager

Position: Part-time (Flexible working days)

Location: Home-based but will require International Travel

Reporting To: Projects Director

Salary: On application

Main Duties

Wild Welfare is developing a flagship welfare partnership programme Partner for Animals that will utilise the sharing of expertise from the leading zoo and aquarium community to support the development of high standards of animal management and care within all zoos globally. This role will be required to coordinate and implement these growing partnership programmes. As a growing organisation, this position will also require you to provide support in some of our ongoing field projects around the world. You will be required to ensure that appropriate and ongoing communications are presented to all key stakeholders, to travel to project locations to oversee continued programmes of work and provide training where relevant. You will be required to represent Wild Welfare at key stakeholder meetings and conferences, and provide input into the yearly strategy plan to develop ongoing partnerships and projects.

Main Responsibilities

  • To support the development of Wild Welfare’s flagship partnership programme, developing yearly activity plans that feed into operational strategy, to be approved by directors on a rolling 12-month basis.
  • To support ongoing international field projects and deliver Wild Welfare training programmes within project locations.
  • To represent Wild Welfare in relevant in-country stakeholder meetings and ensure continued project development in-between field activities.
  • To provide relevant and timely feedback on field projects for Wild Welfare reporting.
  • To represent Wild Welfare within relevant animal welfare and zoo forums and conferences.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide expert advice and support on zoo animal welfare queries on behalf of Wild Welfare.
  • Identify and support the application of funding where relevant.

Key Skills

  • Academic background in animal management and animal welfare science.
  • Significant experience in animal management within one or more captive facilities.
  • Strong organisational skills in operational areas.
  • Proven strategy planning experience.
  • Good written and communication skills with a calm and approachable manner.
  • Experience in training staff in animal care and management.
  • Physically fit for the required tasks.
  • Self-motivated and independent, with the ability to work under difficult conditions.