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Seasonal Grounds Operative, Site Presentation and Cleaning (Full-Time / 6 Months Fixed-Term Contract)

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location England (London & Greater) - UK
Town/City London
Salary Additional Information £9.55 per hour
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level First Level
Deadline 13/03/2022
Company Name Zoological Society of London
Contact Name Human Resources
Telephone 02077223333
Email hr@zsl.org
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : The Zoological Society of London, a charity founded in 1826, is a world-renowned center of excellent for conservation science and applied conservation, working in over 50 countries around the world
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We are looking for seasonal grounds operatives to come and join our team who are responsible for keeping the London 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.

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 successful candidate will have:

  • 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 three full-time, seasonal position available until from late March until September. The full-time roster will be based on a shift system rota and will include working weekends. 

To Apply

Applicants will need to upload their CV and covering letter (detailing relevant experience and skills, stating why they want the position and including details of availability) and can do this by clicking the "Apply for this job online" button on the following link. If you have any queries regarding these positions or when applying through the system please contact Human Resources at hr@zsl.org.


Closing date for applications: Midnight Sunday 13th March 2022


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

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