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Zoological Society of East Anglia

HR Adviser – Full time

Salary circa £25,000 per annum

This position is based at our sister zoo, Banham Zoo

We are looking for a exceptional person to come and work in our HR team at the Zoological Society of East Anglia (ZSEA). We are a charity that has a mission to connect communities to nature for conservation through our work at Banham Zoo and Africa Alive [and further afield].

It is an exciting time to join us, we are on journey to become a learning organisation, we truly value our people and want to reflect this in the opportunities and the environment we offer. You will be a key person in helping to deliver this.

So a bit about you, we are wanting an experienced HR Adviser, you will be a generalist and feel comfortable taking responsibility for your own workload and delivering effective outcomes. You will be approachable, knowledgeable about employment law and – more importantly – its practical application. You will be able to gain the trust and the confidence of our people no matter their title. We believe in respect and leading by example, so you will need to be someone who can walk the talk. We are seeking that extra element of someone who has had a learning and development bias, so if you are comfortable about creating, writing and delivering internal training, but understand when you need to get external support, taking ownership of budget and delivery, then you could be the person we are seeking.

So if you have an appropriate CIPD qualification (or working towards) or equivalent; feel you have relevant and recent experience in a similar role, do you want to come and make a difference, have you the enthusiasm and energy to make things happen? If so we want to talk to you.

This is a full time role and you will based at Banham Zoo, but you will need to work at our sister park Africa Alive, near Lowestoft, on a regular basis, so a driving licence and access to a car is required.

What do we offer?

  • The Zoological Society of East Anglia is a unique and great place to work, where else can you go and see the Giraffes being fed on your lunch break.
  • 28 days’ holiday per annum including bank holidays
  • Salary of Circa £25k
  • Discounts on in-zoo experiences at Banham and Africa Alive!
  • Free parking
  • Discounted restaurant
  • The opportunity to make a difference in a rewarding and supportive environment – ZSEA is more than just a job!

Find out more about what we do and how you can support our vision and mission.

To apply, we want to know how you fit our brief above, so with your up to date CV please let us have a covering letter telling us more about you and how you think you could be our next HR Adviser.  Please send your application to by Friday 31st May 2019. Please outline your current base salary and notice period.

At this time, we will not be accepting any applications through agencies, but thank you for your interest.



Winner of the Best Large Visitor Attraction, Norfolk & Suffolk Tourism Awards, Thursday 28th February 2019

Have you an eye for adventure?

We are looking for committed and enthusiastic people to work in the catering outlets of our award-winning park during our main season, running through from May to the end of October.

This is a varied role and includes preparing and serving food, till operation and general housekeeping.  Experience in a similar environment would be preferred but enthusiasm and the desire to offer a fantastic level of service to our guests is critical.  We offer full training with a chance to work in a fun and exciting environment.

Due to the nature of the business, successful applicants will be required to work weekdays, plus weekends and Bank Holidays, with occasional evening hours available.  The hourly rate of pay will be between £5.00 and £8.25.

If you would like to work in a fast-paced, unique environment then please download an application form from our website and forward it completed to 

If you would like to post your application form, then please send it to: – Jay Harris, Catering Manager, Africa Alive!, Whites Lane, Kessingland, Suffolk, NR33 7TW.


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