Jobs And Volunteering

EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES AT THE UK’s ONLY CROC ZOO…

Here you will find all our current vacancies as well as detailed information about our volunteering and work experience opportunities.

 

Current vacancies

Sorry, we are not currently recruiting.

Interested in volunteering at the zoo?

Volunteers can make a real difference to the success of a charity. Our Crocodiles of the World volunteers support our paid staff and help us provide our excellent, award-winning visitor experience.

Whether you’re passionate about crocodiles, reptiles, wildlife or conservation in general, or just want to help out, we’d like to hear from you. Our education aims and conservation commitment can really benefit from your enthusiasm.

Volunteers work to support our education, visitor team, garden and grounds, and even fundraising staff. It’s important to understand that volunteers cannot work with our Croc Team, and only very few may be able to assist directly with our mammal or reptile staff.

 

Are You Who We’re Looking For?

  • We are not looking for animal experts, sorry, rather people who are enthusiastic about wildlife and conservation.
  • Are you confident and friendly? Comfortable speaking with our guests?
  • Are you reliable and able to support us with regular attendance?
  • We’re a bit tricky to get to by public transport, so are you able to get here yourself?
  • Do you want to learn more about zoos, wildlife and conservation?
  • Are you over 18 years old? Young or old, we’re interest

 

Click here to download our Volunteer Interest Form.

 

Please send completed forms to:

 

Head of Education

Crocodiles of the World

Burford Road, Brize Norton OX18 3NX

 

Or email to:  education@crocodilesoftheworld.co.uk

Duke of Edinburgh Award volunteering

We have a number of opportunities for school students participating in the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme.

 

Volunteering for this scheme requires just an hour or two of volunteering per week for a limited time. Therefore, tasks are quite simple and include cleaning, sweeping, preparing the visitor areas around the crocodile enclosures and other activities that can be carried out quickly and with minimal supervision. Students still get to work next to crocodile enclosures, so this is something quite different than many volunteer opportunities!

 

To apply for the opportunities, download our volunteer interest form here, and once completed, send to:

 

Head of Education

Crocodiles of the World

Burford Road, Brize Norton

OX18 3NX

 

Or email to: education@crocodilesoftheworld.co.uk

 

Note that there may be a delay in commencing your volunteering, as we get many students enquiring about D of E volunteering.

Work Experience

Crocodiles of the World welcomes work experience students. Many schools require students to arrange work experience. College students studying Animal Management must undertake work placements, as do university students studying zoology, veterinary medicine and related fields.

 

As a fully accredited member of BIAZA, our zoo offers a great opportunity to not only get those necessary placements, but to learn what it really is like to work in a zoo, along with gaining knowledge of how zoos carry out conservation education and contribute to conservation projects for wildlife.

 

Animal husbandry, veterinary treatments, food preparation, zoo and conservation education, visitor experience, gardens and maintenance – all are areas open to gain experience for students.

 

Since crocodilians are our focal animals and naturally attract some interest in students, it’s very important that you understand that students will not be working directly with any crocodiles or alligators.

 

When you apply for one of the limited vacancies we make available each year, you can select to work with:

 

  • Animal Team
  • Education Team
  • Visitor Team

 

We fill up quickly each year, so the sooner your application is received, the better the chance that you will secure your placement for the dates you require.

 

To Apply:

 

  1. Download our Work Experience Application Form here
  2. Complete the form
  3. Send it back to:

Head of Education

Crocodiles of the World

Burford Road, Brize Norton

OX18 3NX

 

Or email to:

education@crocodilesoftheworld.co.uk

 

We aim to process your form within 5 working days of receiving it.

 

If you need further information or have specific questions, please email our Education Team at the email above.

 

CURRENT WORK EXPERIENCE STATUS:

We are now taking enquiries for a limited number of Work Experience positions for the 2020-21 academic year. If you are seeking Work Experience for this academic year, please email our Head of Education on the address above.

Any Questions?

If you have any questions, please read our FAQ page which may have the information you need. If you need any further assistance or have queries regarding your visit, please contact us.