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Careers with Bristol Zoological Society

Working with Bristol Zoological Society provides a unique opportunity to support our conservation and education charity in its mission of Saving Wildlife Together.

We're currently at a very exciting time for the Society, undertaking a new strategy to create a world-class zoo with conservation and sustainability at its heart. Bristol Zoo Project will offer spacious, modern facilities, significant growth in our conservation and education work, and an innovative and exciting visitor experience.

Eleven members of staff wearing their uniforms and holding props related to their jobs; standing in front of the Bristol Zoo Project signWe couldn't do this without the amazing people who work with us and we are committed to employing from all areas of the community and value equality and diversity across our workforce.

As a Disability Confident Employer, if you identify yourself as disabled under the Equality Act 2010 definition and meet the essential criteria in the vacancy person specification, we will guarantee you an interview.


It feels pretty special knowing that you’re working for a charity with conservation and sustainability at its heart, but here are some other benefits….

Core benefits
  • 30 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays). Increases with length of service

  • Contribution of 3% of your salary to your pension

  • Benefit of 3x your salary if you die in service

  • Ongoing training & development opportunities

  • Hybrid working for certain roles and family friendly policies

  • Support for your physical, mental and financial health via our Employee Assistance Plan

  • Access to health cash plan

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Season ticket loans

  • Complimentary zoo tickets

  • Discount for onsite catering

  • Discounted or free entry to certain local visitor attractions

Work experience 2024

Our work experience programme supports the Society’s strategy of working with communities that reflect the diversity of the West of England, and engages students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

As a result, we have established partnerships with a few schools in Bristol and South Gloucestershire for our work experience programme in 2024.

We would like to thank you for your interest, however regrettably we will not be accepting general applications for work experience.