Our Benefits

Whether based in the UK or in our international country conservation hubs, staff have access to a blended program of wellbeing, financial, and organisational benefits throughout their careers.

The combination of benefits for staff varies from country to country, depending on the needs of our people in each location. The recruitment and HR teams in each office location can advise on the benefits applicable to the vacancy you are interested in.

Our most common benefit combinations include:

Our vision and purpose

You’ll work alongside colleagues who are passionate about science-led conservation. Whether working directly in conservation or animal care, to supporting our teams in an office environment, you know that you will help us to inspire, inform, and empower people to stop wildlife going extinct.

Work flexibility and family-friendly policies

  • In all of our locations, our people are entitled to enhanced annual leave. In this UK this is 25 days paid annual leave, plus bank holiday entitlement
  • Family friendly policies – we offer enhanced paternity and maternity leave above the statutory minimum in the UK
  • We promote flexible working arrangements where roles allow hybrid or remote working, supported further by part-time options or job sharing. Speak to us during the recruitment process to find out more.

Wellbeing

  • Access to our 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme
  • Belong to a global team that values inclusivity, diversity and is committed to decolonising conservation and science
  • We offer regular webinars and activities around mental, physical, social, and financial wellbeing

Financial benefits

  • A generous stakeholder pension (employer contribution is up to 12%), life assurance, and medical insurances, dependent on location
  • Fair and transparent pay as we launch our global salary scales in 2024, ensuring we have a transparent and equitable approach across our global locations

Working life

  • Access to a wide range of learning and development opportunities, and our historic Prince Philip Zoological Library & Archives
  • Support with your transport to work through a season ticket loan or cycle to work scheme

Access to our UK conservation zoos

  • A regular allocation of complimentary zoo tickets
  • 30% discount in our shops and online

Latest Jobs

Careers Site Advertising End Date
28 Apr 2024
All Locations
Kenya
All Departments
International field programmes
Advertising Salary
Competitive
Vacancy Type
Fixed Term
Global Conservation and Field Programmes
Contract length
4 months
Careers Site Advertising End Date
21 Apr 2024
All Locations
Cameroon
All Departments
International field programmes
Vacancy Type
Fixed Term
Global Conservation and Field Programmes
Contract length
Fixed term contract
Careers Site Advertising End Date
21 Apr 2024
All Locations
Remote worker
All Departments
Science research
Advertising Salary
£36,024 per annum
Vacancy Type
Fixed Term
Science and Research
Contract length
19 months
Latest

Zookeeper

Careers Site Advertising End Date
16 Apr 2024
All Locations
Whipsnade Zoo
All Departments
Animal operations and zookeeping
Advertising Salary
£26,597 per annum
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Conservation Zoos
Careers Site Advertising End Date
24 Apr 2024
All Locations
Whipsnade Zoo
All Departments
Animal operations and zookeeping
Advertising Salary
£26,597 per annum including Weekend Enhancement
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Conservation Zoos
Careers Site Advertising End Date
03 May 2024
All Locations
Kenya
All Departments
International field programmes
Advertising Salary
Competitive
Vacancy Type
Fixed Term
Global Conservation and Field Programmes
Contract length
3 years
Careers Site Advertising End Date
21 Apr 2024
All Locations
Nepal
All Departments
International field programmes
Advertising Salary
competitive
Vacancy Type
Fixed Term
Global Conservation and Field Programmes
Contract length
31st March 2028
Careers Site Advertising End Date
30 Apr 2024
All Locations
Whipsnade Zoo
All Departments
Commercial operations (including retail and admissions)
Advertising Salary
£11.83 ph
Vacancy Type
Seasonal
Conservation Zoos
Contract length
6 months
Careers Site Advertising End Date
21 Apr 2024
All Locations
London Zoo
All Departments
Grounds, horticulture, and logistics
Advertising Salary
£11.14
Vacancy Type
Seasonal
Seasonal Opportunities
Contract length
6 Months