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RZSS, Edinburgh Zoo


Application Deadline: Sunday 14th July 2019

Would you like to take care of RZSS Edinburgh Zoo? Are you an experienced Joiner looking for a rewarding role with one of Scotland’s leading education and conservation charities? We are looking for a Joiner to help keep RZSS Edinburgh Zoo maintained to the highest standard, so that it provides a 5-star visitor experience.

We know that the Joiner role is pivotal to the smooth day-to-day running of Edinburgh Zoo. This is an interesting and varied role, whilst you won’t be caring for our Panda’s or Koala’s you will be caring for Edinburgh Zoo in a range of ways including general maintenance duties (minor repair and refurbishment works) and health & safety in order to maintain excellent standards of presentation for our visitors.

What you’ll be doing
We are looking for a Joiner to join our Property & Estates team to support the maintenance, refurbishment and new build projects and development at Edinburgh Zoo. As Joiner, you can expect to be involved with the following:

Working on a variety of projects including new build and the general maintenance of the site in accordance with agreed procedures and equipment testing
undertaking initial checks or inspections and the various administrative procedures relating to all plant, equipment, timber walkways and standoffs.
Maintain a consolidated stock list of all materials, order supplies, taking delivery and arrange for the storage of materials, stores and other goods relating to the daily operation of your activity.

This is a full-time position where the working hours are 37.5 hours per week. Please note that the successful candidate will require a basic Disclosure Scotland Check.

About You
If you’re passionate about animals and conservation and have the following, we would love to hear from you:

* Trained and competent in all aspects of joinery/carpentry including woodworking machinery.An understanding of basic locksmith tasks is desirable.
* Previous experience of working in a construction environment and therefore understanding of Health & Safety and safeguarding
* Positive team player who thrives on working collaboratively with your colleagues as well as independently on a variety of projects and tasks
* Ability to prioritise tasks and present a professional approach to all tasks.
* A full UK driving license is desirable.

What you’ll get in return for your experience
We also look after our people just as much as we look after our animals and visitors. As well as the fundamental benefits like salary and a Work Place pension, we offer other rewards that can help you financially, can make work a bit easier and make life outside of work a lot more fun! For example, 34 days annual leave allowance, life assurance, friends and family discounts, Employee Assistance Programme and free access to a whole host of other Scottish attractions with our ASVA (Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions) passes.

We offer more than everyday job satisfaction - as well as our wonderful animals we have a highly professional, diverse and friendly staff community too. So, in working for RZSS you've not only got a great job in a very interesting organisation - you're also part of an amazing cause too!

To apply for this role, please visit the RZSS vacacny page, complete, an RZSS Application Form and Recruitment Monitoring Form and email it to (we do not accept CV’s only). Postal applications may also be sent in the mail to: The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, Edinburgh Zoo, HR Team, 134 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh, EH12 6TS

Closing date: Sunday 14 July 2019

Connecting people with nature. Safeguarding species from extinction. We are the Royal Zoological Society for Scotland (RZSS), and for over 100 years we’ve been a leading conservation and education charity as well as an amazing, award-winning visitor attraction. We’ve been a charity since our founding in 1909 and maintain a keen commercial edge to ensure a sustainable, bright and exciting future. Through our two sites, RZSS Edinburgh Zoo and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, we provide unique and memorable experiences and engage over 750,000 visitors per year in the wonders of the natural world, taking care of over 1,000 rare and endangered animals in safe and stimulating surroundings. The RZSS strives to be an equal opportunities employer. Registered Charity SC004064

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