We are entering a revolutionary and exciting new era here at Twycross Zoo.
Working alongside the CEO, you’ll play a key role leading an ambitious new marketing strategy to engage, inspire, and spread awareness of our charity purpose and conservation strategy.
You will be joining us at an exciting time where you will be integral to shaping the future of the zoo. In this newly created senior leadership role, you will form part of a dynamic senior team focussed on delivering outstanding guest experiences whilst driving visitation and delivering commercial targets.
Twycross Zoo has existed for 60 years. At the heart of what we do, the reason we exist, is to be an influential conservation and education charity, delivering on our commitments to be visitor obsessed and provide world-class animal environments and levels of husbandry. Alongside this, we strive to be an effective charity with a commercial mindset, putting our people at the heart of the organisation.
We welcome over 600,000 people every year to our 100-acre rural site near Atherstone, and are home to 400 animals, including one of the largest chimpanzee families in the UK, and our primate collection is up there with the best in the world! We’re the only zoo in the UK to house all four great apes and we care for many other endangered species to the highest welfare standards, including Eastern black rhino, Sumatran tigers, Amur leopards and snow leopards.
The Role – Marketing Director
Reporting to the CEO, as the Marketing Director your key objectives will be to:
You will be based at our zoo and offices near Atherstone (easily accessible off Junction 11 of the M42, working Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm – with occasional weekend working.
More About Us
Twycross Zoo is at the forefront of conservation, education, and research. We have a strong commitment to our award-winning education programme, aiming to increase the level of awareness, knowledge and understanding of visitors about our animals. We aim to inspire visitors to support biodiversity conservation in any way they can.
This is an exciting time to join Twycross Zoo as we have been awarded £20m grant funding to develop the National Science and Conservation Centre (NSCC) on the Twycross Zoo site. The NSCC will support vital work around species conservation. It will bring together experts in conservation science and train the next generation of conservationists, whilst offering researchers from around the world the opportunity to study the four great apes and other endangered species, in naturalistic complex environments. The facilities will include a lecture theatre, classrooms, and laboratories, all planned to open in 2024.
How to Apply
All applications for this Marketing Director vacancy are to be submitted online, and strictly no agency calls or agency CV submissions.
Please include a cover letter with your CV highlighting your salary expectations.
Shortlisting and interviews for this Marketing Director role will take place while the advert is live; the vacancy will be closed as soon as the successful candidate is appointed. Applicants are therefore encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible.
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