WZ Seasonal Logistics Driver (Full-Time / 6 Months

£15,000 - £19,999
15 Apr 2018
17 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
About Us The Zoological Society of London (ZSL), a charity founded in 1826, is a leading international conservation, science and education charity. ZSL’s mission is to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats. This is realised by carrying out field conservation and research in over 50 countries around the world and through education and engagement at our two zoos, ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, inspiring people to take conservation action. Role Profile ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is looking for a Seasonal Logistics Driver to provide logistics support within the Facilities Management department. Main duties will involve driving a bus for visitor transport, maintaining and carrying out routine checks to a variety of vehicles including plant e.g., vans and trucks and promoting a high level of customer care. The role also includes the transportation of materials, animals, animal food, waste and assist with stores operations. Main Duties and Responsibilities The job holder will be required to be able to drive vehicles plant e.g. bus, vans and trucks. The job holder will be required to interact with visitors & guests by answering questions, making announcements and promote a high level of customer care. To assist with animal moves/collections both internally around site and externally to other zoo’s, animal collections and airports. To assist the stores with day to day duties especially when required. The job holder will be required to carry out lifting some heavy items as there is a large amount of manual handling required, this includes delivering/collecting items from internal and external locations. The job holder needs to carry out some routine health & safety inspections and record their findings. To ensure that ZSL’s tools and equipment are kept in good order and report any faulty tools or equipment to their line managers. The post holder will need to ensure that the vehicles are clean and tidy at all times - this will involve the post holder washing and cleaning vehicles. The post holder will also need to carry out other duties which are outside of their general duties, these will include but are not limited to assisting the Grounds teams with a variety of tasks and assisting setting up events or functions. Person Specification Previous experience or exposure to a logistical position. Post holder must hold a valid full PCV licence. Prior experience in the use of equipment and machinery (would be advantageous). Prior practical experience of working in amenity logistics, ideally in a zoo or visitor attraction (would be advantageous). Knowledge of health & safety, logistical and environmental legislation and best practice is essential. Able to carry out frequent manual handling tasks. The post holder should have excellent organisational skills. The post holder will have good communication skills (both written and orally) and be comfortable dealing with a wide range of stakeholders. Please note: Working hours vary depending on the logistics section, and can include a 6am, 8am or 9am start. Candidates that do apply must be aware that the position will be physically demanding and will require flexibility with regards to working weekends and bank holidays. Due to the nature of the role the post holder will also need to able to work in a variety of conditions both indoors and outdoors. To Apply 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 on the following link. If you have any queries regarding these positions or when applying through the system please contact Human Resources.   Closing date for applications: Midnight (23:59) Friday 27th April 2018   The Zoological Society of London is a charity registered in England and Wales: no. 208728.