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Captivity Research Officer

Our client is looking for a Captivity Research Officer to join their team.

About the Role

To undertake data collection and research into zoos, exotic pets, and establishments with wild animals in the UK, and assist in maintaining Born Free as the primary zoo watchdog in the UK.

Working to increase their understanding of the scale of captive wild animal industries (especially zoos and exotic pets), the Captivity Research Officer undertakes desk-based research into aspects of animal welfare and conservation relevant to wild animals in captivity; including information gathering and analysis of zoo and animal establishment licensing information across the UK.

Raising public awareness of the issues affecting wild animals in captivity and highlighting Born Free’s work, with an aim to improve attitudes and behaviour towards animal welfare and conservation; in particular by investigating and responding to public concerns regarding animal suffering in captivity in the UK via Born Free’s Raise the Red Flag Initiative.

Assisting the Head of Animal Welfare & Captivity in developing and implementing Born Free’s portfolio of projects relating to wild animals in captivity.

Homeworking with periodic face-to-face meetings. 

How to Apply

If this role is of interest and you would like to learn more please attach your CV to the link provided and the Hiring Company will be in direct contact.