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The National Zoological Society of Wales is seeking a Senior Estates Manager to take overall responsibility for the maintenance and development of the physical site and services at the Welsh Mountain Zoo – National Zoo of Wales, Colwyn Bay. This dynamic modern zoo attracts 165,000 visitors each year and this post will be an important part of the team developing the charity’s conservation, education, research and recreation roles.

The successful candidate will have a supervisory background in the building industry, e.g. Site Manager or Clerk of Works and appropriate qualifications and knowledge of planning regulations. Good people skills, enabling effective management of staff and liaison with outside agencies, will be essential. Good organisational and report-writing skills will also be important, as will a working knowledge of office procedures and computer software.

Good references will be essential.

This is a full time, permanent position working a five day 40 hour week.

This is NOT a suitable post for anyone who wishes to work with animals.

For further information, a full job description and an application form please contact the Zoo Office on 01492 532938 ext.3 during office hours (9am – 5pm) or e-mail

Closing Date for applications: 5.00pm on Friday 6th January 2017

We are currently accepting applications for Volunteers in the following departments:

  • Grounds and Gardens
  • Fundraising
  • Education

For more information on Volunteering Opportunities please contact the Education Officer:

For an application form, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to:
The Education Officer, Welsh Mountain Zoo, Colwyn Bay, North Wales, LL28 5UY

Please note the following Work Experience Placement Weeks are currently available:

  • 23rd November 2015 to 17th June 2016
  • 4th July 2016 to December 2016