Park Manager

Job Title: Park Manager
Function: Managing the Wildwood Trust Animal Park
Responsible to: Chief Executive
Salary: £35,000 to £40,000

Wildwood Trust is a charity dedicated to the conservation of British Wildlife and running the unique Wildwood Discovery Park.

The Wildwood Trust is seeking an experienced Park Manager to manage our British Wildlife Visitor centre at Herne Common near Canterbury, Kent.

The Park Manager will manage teams of staff, operations, specific projects & day to day commercial activities at the park. The role will report to the Chief Executive, and will have the remit to manage all operations with a role to develop, exploit and manage all secondary spend opportunities whilst ensuring that the Park is running smoothly and efficiently.

The role will involve motivating and managing diverse teams, working with Managers to ensure cost effective operational management, project managing the building of new animal enclosures, facilities management and grounds, playground & building maintenance.

This post will ideally suit someone who is an experienced manager with a background in the leisure/zoo industry.

For more details on the role and the application process, please download the full job description here.

The closing date for applications is 4th August 2017


Head of Finance

Job Title: Head of Finance (Part Time)
Function: Financial Control and Management Accounting Reporting
Responsible to: Executive Chairman
Salary: 16 hours per week £12,000 to £16,000 (£30,000 to 40,000 pro rata)

Wildwood Trust is a charity dedicated to the conservation of British Wildlife and running the unique Wildwood Discovery Park.

The Head of Finance will be responsible for the monitoring and control of income and expenditure, to maintain accurate accounting records to meet all legal and tax requirements. In addition, they will be required to implement and maintain systems which monitor and report on the financial performance of all the charity's operations.

They will also be required to provide Management Accounting and key performance indicator reporting for use by the Board of Trustees, executive team, Senior managers in planning and controlling the work of the charity, this includes financial accounting, management accounting, forecasting, project accounting, budgeting, treasury, cash flow and other financial controls.

This is an exciting position, which will help develop a range of new projects as the charity expands its operations to new sites in the UK and to increase charity giving, visitor numbers and membership recruitment. In 2015 the Trust expanded from its animal park near Canterbury and took over the running of the Escot Estate in Devon.

We are looking for someone with proven experience in a providing a range of management accounting reports, managing a small finance team, implementing and maintain appropriate financial controls.

For more details on the role and the application process, please download the full job description here.

The closing date for applications is 17th July 2017


Fundraising Projects Assistant

Job Title: Fundraising Projects Assistant
Function: Seeking & Managing Grant Applications
Responsible to: Chief Executive
Salary: £17,000 to £22,000

Wildwood Trust is a charity dedicated to the conservation of British Wildlife and running the unique Wildwood Discovery Park.

We are looking to add a Fundraising Projects Assistant to our team.  Ideally the post holder will have some experience in charity fundraising however, more importantly, they will have a ‘can do’ attitude, excellent written and computer skills and the ability to prioritise.   The post holder will work closely with the Chief Executive to research application and reporting of our grant applications.

The role will specifically include, but not limited to:

1.    Apply for the maximum amount of relevant grant aid possible including:
  • Lottery grants
  • Grant making trusts
  • Government grants
  • Major donors
  • Corporate sponsorship
2.    Work with the organisation to make externally raised funds fulfil organisational objectives
3.    Make sure post grant reporting is completed in full


For a recruitment pack e-mail: jobs@wildwoodtrust.org
Or contact: Wildwood Trust, Herne Common, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 7LQ. Tel: 01227 712111

The closing date is 14th July 2017

Registered Charity No 1093702