Help us use science to stop wild animals going extinct
Established in 1826 for the advancement of Zoology through science - our commitment to science remains at the heart of ZSL. We are an influential part of the global scientific community with the Institute of Zoology partnering with over 300 institutions in 70 countries. The Institute also plays a critical role in the work of ZSL through collaboration with our two outstanding zoos and field conservation programmes.
The Director of Science role offers an exciting opportunity to lead our talented science community to support the delivery of ZSL’s strategy ZSL200 and our vision for a world where wildlife thrives. As the Director, you will bring outstanding leadership, coherence and engagement to the Science Directorate. Working in collaboration with our funding and academic partners, Research England, University College London and the Royal Veterinary College you will ensure the whole team is engaged, high performing, and focused, achieving the following goals for the Directorate to support the implementation of ZSL’s strategy in the following areas:
A key leadership position at ZSL, responsible to the Director General, you will be a highly credible Scientist with a successful academic track record in a relevant area of research. You will need to be a highly collaborative team-player and leader, who will bring exceptional people management skills to the role. You will also be a passionate advocate of ZSL and highly effective at building external relationships with a wide range of stakeholders to raise ZSL’s profile, articulate our work and vision as well as attract funding.
If you want to be at the forefront of changing the fortunes of wildlife, through ground-breaking science we would be delighted to receive your application for the role.
The Director of Science plays a critical role in fostering diversity, inclusion and belonging, particularly in ZSL’s science and teaching activities. So, we welcome applications from those who are still under-represented in science and on our leadership team. All appointments are made on merit.
This role offers a competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package including 30 days annual leave, USS pension scheme where the employer minimum contribution is 21.1%, complimentary zoo tickets and more.
For more information please refer to the full job description which can be downloaded by clicking here.
Applicants will need to upload:
Closing Date: Midnight (23:59) Monday 09th August 2021.
First Stage Selection Process is anticipated to take place: W/C. 23rd August 2021
Second Stage Interviews are anticipated to take place: W/C. 30th August 2021
The Zoological Society of London is a charity registered in England and Wales: no. 208728.