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Zoological Society Logistics Apprentice (Full-Time / 1 Year Fixed-Term Contract) in London and Whipsnade Zoo, United Kingdom

We’re ZSL, an international conservation charity. Our vision is a world where wildlife thrives and we’re working every day to achieve this. From investigating the health threats facing animals, to helping people and wildlife live alongside each other, we are committed to bringing wildlife back from the brink of extinction. Through the work of our pioneering scientists, our dedicated conservationists and our unrivalled animal experts in our two zoos, our purpose is to inspire, inform and empower people to stop wild animals going extinct

ZSL London Zoo is looking for a Logistics Operative Apprentice to assist the Logistics Manager in supervising the operational needs in relation to the provision of Logistics services which include warehouse stores, animal food, and logistics stores. The successful candidate will play a key part in planning and managing the logistics team support of animal sections to improve animal transportation and animal food and other stock deliveries across the site.

  • Support the logistics manager for the cost-efficient and productive operation of stores through the effective use of IT systems and direct supervision of warehouse staff.

  • Various deliveries across the site including some journeys to Whipsnade Zoo

  • Ensure the safe, effective, sustainable, and responsible management of storage facilities.

  • Alongside the ZSL Logistics Manager, plan and manage animal food and other deliveries across site.

  • Plan and manage the logistical support of animal sections at ZSL London Zoo improving husbandry and welfare opportunities.

  • Assist the Logistics Manager by dealing with matters in their absence, including representation at meetings.

  • Co-ordination of department compliance with mandatory training requirements.

  • Experience in delivering excellent customer service

  • Proficient skills in MS suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)

  • Full UK driving Licence (desirable but not essential)

  • Good communication skills

  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

  • Be able to demonstrate a level of planning, prioritizing, and ability to achieve objectives effectively and efficiently

  • Self-motivated individual along with a positive attitude to problem solving

Please find the full job description attached here.

What do we offer?

You will have access to a blended program of Wellbeing initiatives, including confidential access to our 24/7 Employee Assistance Program as well as regular webinars and activities around mental, physical, social and financial wellbeing. The opportunity to be part of an organisation that is committed to improving diversity and inclusion.

Other benefits include 25 days holiday, life assurance, stakeholder pension (employer contribution is matched up to 12%), complimentary zoo tickets with a 30% discount in shops and online, subsidised canteen, enhanced paternity and maternity leave, season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, subsidised gym membership and access to a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

Ultimately, you’ll know that you’ll help us to inspire, inform and empower people to stop wildlife going extinct.

Applicants will need to upload their CV and covering letter (detailing relevant experience and skills, stating why they want the position and including details of availability) and can do this by clicking the "Apply for this job online" button. If you have any queries regarding these positions or when applying through the system please contact Human Resources at hr@zsl.org.

Closing date for applications: Midnight (23:59) Sunday 12th December 2021

Department (and Section): Zoos and Engagement

Post End Date: 12/12/2021

Advertised Salary: GBP £18,422.00/Y

External Company Name: The Zoological Society of London

External Company URL: https://www.zsl.org/

Address Line 1: London and Whipsnade Zoo