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Head of Sustainability
Permanent contract with full time hours and the option for part working from home and some flexibility with hours.
We are Chester Zoo
We’re not just an amazing, award-winning visitor attraction that’s home to 20,000 incredible animals inside 128 acres of stunning gardens. We’re not just the UK’s most popular zoo. We’re a major wildlife charity that’s committed to the recovery of endangered species, globally. And, as the world faces an extinction crisis, we’re making a hugely significant contribution to conservation at a time when it’s needed most. We are Chester Zoo and we prevent extinction.
The Role – Head of Sustainability
We now have an exciting new role for an outstanding Head of Sustainability to join our team. Reporting to the Corporate Director, with the support of the Executive, Senior Management Team and Board of Trustees, you’ll lead a programme to embed environmental sustainability throughout the organisation.
We’re looking for someone who can:
What makes Chester Zoo a great place to work?
Well, where do we start? Here goes…
We’re a huge team of conservationists, scientists, educators, animal welfare experts, marketeers, visitor experience professionals, environmental policy influencers; the list goes on. Each and every one of us is on a mission to make Chester Zoo the best in the world, and our planet a better place.
As the UK’s biggest and best zoo, we have ambitious goals, exciting plans and there’s always lots going on here. We’re an inclusive and diverse organisation, made up of nearly 500 permanent and 500 seasonal team members, and we know how important it is to invest in our colleagues to help boost their career development. We have ambitious goals, and we want you to be with us for the long term on our exciting journey.
Our working environment could not be more different from a typical office – where else can you see critically endangered orangutans from your office window, or stroll among rare giraffes and tigers on your lunch break?
Our Requirements – Head of Sustainability
Candidates are expected to have substantial relevant experience in an environmental management post, undertaking similar responsibilities.
Although not essential, having a relevant professional qualification is desirable.
How to apply
To apply for this position, please click the ‘apply’ button on this page where you’ll be redirected to the vacancy on the Chester Zoo website where you can upload your CV and complete the application form highlighting your skills and experience including why you believe this role and our organisation are a good fit for you.
Shortlisting of applications and interviews for the role will take place while the advert is live; the advert will close once the successful candidate is found. Candidates are therefore encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible.
All applications for this Head of Sustainability role are to be submitted online.
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