There are no vacancies for keeping staff to work with the animals either now or in the foreseeable future.

Grounds Person

We have a vacancy for a full time position in our Grounds department.

We require an energetic self motivated person to join our grounds team, to help in maintaining the Park to a consistently high standard. The varied and interesting work  includes assisting with the upkeep of:

  • Various grass areas, trees, paths – including mowing, strimming etc;
  • Playground & Sky Maze;
  • Signs, outdoor furniture, fences;
  • Green waste & compost management.

You will:

  • Be a team player.
  • Take pride in your work.
  • Be physically fit.
  • Have the ability/aptitude to operate and care for machinery.
  • Hold a current driving licence.
  • Be happy to work outside in all weather conditions.
  • Be comfortable working at height particularly on the Sky Maze.

A methodical approach is required; however flexibility and the ability to use one’s own initiative are important as routines can sometimes be disrupted.

This is a full time position of 40 hours per week over 5 days, including a regular Saturday or Sunday. Start time is 7:00am or later when daylight length dictates.

Please send your CV to, with Grounds Job as the subject or by post to: Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, Burford, Oxon OX18 4JR


We are currently seeking to appoint a Chef/Cook to work in the kitchen of a busy restaurant at the Cotswold Wildlife Park.

This would involve working from 9.00am until 4.00pm.  No evenings or split shifts but working most weekends.  You will be working under the supervision of the Head Chef.  Good rates of pay with 28 days paid holiday per year and enrolment into the companies pension scheme.  We would expect you to have an interest in food.  Please apply by sending a letter or C.V to

Weekend Restaurant Staff

Weekend staff required for the restaurant, both Saturdays and Sundays.  Must be over 16. Phone 01993 822 005 and speak to Steve or Emily.

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens