Current Vacancies

Thank you for your interest in joining our team. We regret that due to the popularity of some vacancies, if we haven’t contacted you within 28 days please assume that your application was unsuccessful.

The Living Rainforest and Trust for Sustainable Living are equal opportunity employers.

 

Education Intern

Full time

Fixed Term Contract – 1 year

Unpaid/Voluntary placement

If you are interested in conservation, sustainability, education and rainforests, The Living Rainforest provides an excellent opportunity to make a real difference.

Founded in 1993 The Living Rainforest provides a real rainforest experience for visitors to explore these unique habitats. The sensory experience allows people to connect with these complex eco-systems by exploring over 600 species of plants and animals.

We currently require an outgoing, creative and motivated individual to take on the role of Education Intern. Working within our highly successful education and school visits programme you will gain valuable experience in environmental and zoo education.

Responsibilities/Role Duties

The role will include but is not limited to:

Assisting the Education team in bookings, project development and creation of holiday activities and displays.

Delivering curriculum led guided tours, meet and greet schools and maintenance of education areas along with assisting other departments if required.

Key Skills and Requirements

The successful applicant will be educated to degree (or equivalent) level in a relevant subject. They will have excellent organisation skills with ability to work on multiple projects at once; they will also have strong inter-personal skills as they will be working with a wide range of age groups.

Previous experience of working with children and young people is ideal but not essential as full training will be provided. Some knowledge of the National Curriculum will also be useful.

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Please apply by sending your CV and a covering letter to enquiries@livingrainforest.org

Closing Date: 30 June 2017

 

Café Assistant (Tuesday-Saturday) – CLOSED

We have a great opportunity for an outgoing, energetic and customer focused Café Assistant. You will be working as part of a welcoming team providing front of house services to the general public and school parties at The Living Rainforest.

The successful candidate will be required to work primarily in our café with occasional cover on the shop and front entrance tills. In the café you will be serving a varied menu which includes hot and cold food, tea, coffee and cakes whilst our shop supplies a broad range of gifts, many of which are fair-trade or ethically sourced.

Do you want to work as part of a great team all looking to give our customers a wonderful experience? If so we have permanent positions immediately available Tuesday-Saturday.

Duties include serving customers, stock rotation, cash handling, dealing with customer queries, till operation and associated tasks. Previous catering or shop experience preferred. Food Hygiene certificate and a catering qualification would be an advantage, however a full training package will be provided.

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 0930-1730. Rates of pay dependant on experience. Immediate start required.

To apply, please send your CV together with a covering letter explaining why you are a good candidate for this role to email: financeATlivingrainforestDOTorg or post to Human Resources at The Living Rainforest.

Café Assistant (Saturday) – CLOSED

We have a great opportunity for an outgoing, energetic and customer focused Café Assistant. You will be working as part of a welcoming team providing front of house services to the general public and school parties at The Living Rainforest.

The successful candidate will be required to work primarily in our café with occasional cover on the shop and front entrance tills. In the café you will be serving a varied menu which includes hot and cold food, tea, coffee and cakes whilst our shop supplies a broad range of gifts, many of which are fair-trade or ethically sourced.

Do you want to work as part of a great team all looking to give our customers a wonderful experience? If so we have permanent positions immediately available.

Duties include serving customers, stock rotation, cash handling, dealing with customer queries, till operation and associated tasks. Previous catering or shop experience preferred. Food Hygiene certificate and a catering qualification would be an advantage, however a full training package will be provided. Hours: Saturday 930-530.

To apply, please send your CV together with a covering letter explaining why you are a good candidate for this role to email: financeATlivingrainforestDOTorg or post to Human Resources at The Living Rainforest.

Animal Intern – CLOSED

Animal Internship Vacancy (April 2017)

The Living Rainforest is inviting applications for an unpaid voluntary work placement with the Animal Department. Our internship programme has been running successfully for over three years and we are now offering the vacancy to external candidates.

The Trust for Sustainable Living is a registered charity based near Newbury, Berkshire. At our visitor centre, The Living Rainforest, the animal collection is contained within two tropical glasshouses and consists of more than 60 species. These include callitrichids, toucans and turacos, snakes, chelonia, stingrays, dendrobatids, and invertebrates.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • The primary role of the intern will be to participate in the daily husbandry and daily routines of the animal department. This includes feeding animals, maintaining enclosures, daily record keeping and animal health checks.
  • As an intern, you will also help with the daily supervision of existing volunteers and participate in the training of new volunteers and work experience students.
  • You will also receive training and be expected to participate in keeper talks, workshops and keeper experience days which run through holidays and at weekends.
  • You will have the opportunity to gain knowledge of the different aspects of the department such as veterinary treatment, enclosure design and record keeping.
  • You may also be invited to attend both internal and external meetings. This may include ethics committees, BIAZA taxon working groups and staff meetings.
  • Where suitable, there may also be opportunities for research projects to be undertaken.

Terms of placement:

  • This is a six month voluntary work placement for a registered charity, from April 2017.
  • It is preferred that interns are able to work from 9am to 5.30pm five days a week on a rota basis. This will include some weekends and bank holidays as necessary.

The applicant

  • Preference will be given to applicants with an Animal related qualification or working towards an Animal related qualification, who want to partake in this voluntary work placement in order to seek further industry experience.
  • Some experience within the zoo industry or with exotics would be desirable but not essential.
  • Applicants should be enthusiastic, hard-working and have a willingness to learn new skills.
  • It is recommended that you have your own form of transport to get to and from The Living Rainforest each day as public transport is infrequent in this area.
  • Please note that there is no accommodation available with this position, but some assistance can be given towards moderate travel expenses.

To Apply

The vacancy will remain open until May 5th 2017 unless filled sooner. Interviews will be held as soon as possible after applications are received, on a first come first served basis. To apply for this position please send your CV and cover letter, including a contact telephone number to Paula Rhoads, Human Resources:

Email: finance[AT]livingrainforest[DOT]org

Post: The Living Rainforest

Hampstead Norreys

Berkshire

RG18 0TN

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