Vacancies

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 for a suitably experienced person.

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 the upkeep of:

  • Various grass areas, hedges, trees, paths – including mowing, strimming etc.
  • Playground & Sky Maze.
  • Signs, outdoor furniture, fences.
  • Machinery & equipment.
  • 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.
  • Have good communication skills.
  • Be happy to work outside in all weather conditions.
  • Be comfortable working at height particularly on the Sky Maze.
  • Have a positive attitude to Health & Safety.
  • Be comfortable working amongst our visitors.

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. This may include a Saturday or Sunday on occasion during the summer. Start time is 7am – or later when daylight length dictates.

Holiday entitlement is 28 days per year including public holidays. The company operates a non-contributory pension scheme of 8% your salary.

Please send your CV to gardens@cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk, with Grounds Person as the subject. Or by post to: Grounds Job, Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, Burford, Oxon OX18 4JP

Grounds Apprenticeship

We have available a full time apprenticeship in our Grounds Department for a suitable person.

You would be working with our grounds team, to help maintain the Park to a consistently high standard. The varied and interesting work  includes the upkeep of:

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

You will:

  • Be physically fit.
  • Have the ability/aptitude to operate and care for machinery.
  • Hold a current driving licence – or working towards one
  • Be happy to work outside in all weather conditions.
  • Be comfortable working at height particularly on the Sky Maze.
  • Be keen to learn, and happy to take instruction

The apprenticeship is for Horticulture/Landscape Operative Level 2. Studied for at Witney & Abingdon College over 18 months. You will work with the team during this Summer and commence your studies in the Autumn – this includes several block release weeks but otherwise you will be learning on the job.

This is a full time position of 40 hours per week over 5 days. Start time is 7am – or later when daylight length dictates.

Holiday entitlement is 28 days per year including public holidays. The company operates a non-contributory pension scheme of 8% your salary.

Please send your CV to gardens@cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk, with Grounds Apprentice as the subject. Or by post to: Grounds Job, Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, Burford, Oxon OX18 4JP

Temporary Gardener – Maternity cover

We have a short term, part time vacancy to cover maternity leave until mid July.

This is for 20 hours per week which could be 5 mornings or 2 and a half full days (or variations there of), providing help and support for the Gardens team in a wide variety of tasks. This position would suit somebody who wishes to gain experience of working in a large garden. A genuine interest in gardening is very desirable.

Please send your CV to gardens@cotswoldwildlifepark.co.uk, with Temp Gardener as the subject. Or by post to: Grounds Job, Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, Burford, Oxon OX18 4JP


Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens