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Careers and Other Roles at The Fenn Bell

Job Vacancies

We employ a talented team who are passionate about conservation, education, research, welfare and sustainability.

If you feel that you have what it takes to join our mission then we’d welcome your application!

We’re committed to the principle of equal opportunities in employment. We apply policies that are determined solely by job criteria and personal ability.

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We currently have no other job vacancies available, but you can still check out our voluntary and work experiences roles below!

Volunteering and Work Experience opportunities at The Fenn Bell

Volunteers and work experience students provide vital support and contribute to the success of our zoo. There are many rewarding roles here at the Fenn Bell, offering you a unique opportunity to work alongside a variety of animals and join our enthusiastic team.

Roles range from helping us to provide an involved and exciting experience for all of our guests, through to helping with the groundskeeping and maintenance, or helping out the animal husbandry teams.

Discovery, Education and Learning

If you are a confident and outgoing individual with a passion for conservation and education, then this is the role for you!

  • Delivering talks to guests at animal feed time
  • Talking to and engaging with visitors to ensure they get the most out of their day
  • Helping with kids’ crafts, workshops and raising awareness of campaigns
  • Assisting with the husbandry of some of our animals

Please note that due to high demand, you may not hear back from us immediately. We ask you to please be patient and we will get back to you as soon as possible. You must be aged 18 or over to apply for this role.

Animal Department

The Animal Team, one of our most popular volunteer roles, are looking for individuals who are keen to get their hands dirty and help out our keepers with their daily routine.

Daily tasks include:

  • Assisting with morning rounds
  • Carrying out food preparation
  • Helping with enclosure maintenance and care
  • Helping to design, build and install animal enrichment
  • Cleaning of animal enclosures

This is one of the more physically demanding roles and requires confident, sensible individuals with a real passion for animals. If you think you could be one of our hard-working team, come rain or shine, then this is the role for you.

Please note that due to high demand, you may not hear back from us immediately. We ask you to please be patient and we will get back to you as soon as possible. You must be aged 16 or over to apply for this role.

Maintenance and Grounds Keeping

Our Maintenance Team are responsible for everything from designing and installing brand new enclosures to mowing the lawns! Volunteers with experience in construction are very welcome but it is by no means compulsory.

Even if you just love weeding, or pruning back the edges of our wild areas, your efforts will make a huge difference! If you are aged over 18 and don’t mind a physical day, you’ll be very welcome.

Please note that due to high demand, you may not hear back from us immediately. We ask you to please be patient and we will get back to you as soon as possible. You must be aged 18 or over to apply for this role.

Have another role in mind?

Get in touch – you never know which skills may be helpful to the zoo!

To apply to become a volunteer or for a work experience placement, please email us on cg.fbcukproject@gmail.com with a copy of your CV as well as a covering letter stating why you wish to have a position with us, your availability and any relevant experience you may have.

We look forward to hearing from you!