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Education Officer

West Midland Safari  & Leisure Park

West Midland Safari & Leisure Park

West Midlands Closing date for applications is: 31st Jan 2020
Contact: Angela Potter ([email protected])
Sector: Education
Type: Paid
Contract type: Part-time

Reporting to: Education Manager

Hours: 37.5 hours (Term time) & 22.5 hours (School holidays)

Work pattern: Varied according to calendar (Weekend work may be required)

Duration: Permanent varied hourly

West Midland Safari Park has an exciting opportunity for the position of Education Officer to join our team. Your role will include providing educational talks, tours and activities to visiting schools and groups. The role also includes assisting in the teaching of Level 1, 2 and 3 Animal Care and Management Diplomas ensuring lesson plans, schemes of work and assessment are kept to a high standard at all times.

About you

The role requires someone who is confident, motivated and enthusiastic about conservation education and has excellent communication skills. You will have gained a degree level qualification in an animal related subject. Ideally, we are looking for someone with previous experience within a teaching, presenter or educator role. Teaching qualifications of PTLLS, CTLLS or PGCE would be advantageous, although full training will be provided. The post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. This disclosure will need to be satisfactory to the company for employment to commence. You will need to be flexible in your approach to work outside of standard business hours, including weekends.


As well as benefiting from working in a unique and beautiful setting, you’ll also receive a range of additional perks to employment including:

• Annual Pass which gives you and your family and friends free admission and theme park ride wristbands

• WMSP Reward scheme membership

• Discount in our retail and catering outlets

• Free onsite parking

About us

West Midland Safari Park is home to some of the world’s most beautiful and endangered species, with a four-mile safari drive-through, walk-through Discovery Trail, African Village and Lemur Woods exhibiting hundreds of exotic animals with close encounters opportunities galore. The 200-acre site includes a wide range of catering and retail outlets, and a large amusement area with over 25 rides and attractions providing the ideal venue for family days out.

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