Various Roles

Permanent | Sandown, ENGLAND | 2 months

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Various Roles OPEN NOW at The Wildheart Animal Sanctuary

The Wildheart Trust is a young, vibrant charity providing a sanctuary for rescued animals while delivering conservation projects in the UK and internationally. As a family-friendly attraction based in Sandown, we can offer a fun and safe working environment where you will become part of our hard working but happy team. It is a great place to learn and grow your skills while knowing that your work is supporting vulnerable wildlife on the Isle of Wight and around the world.

If you have a strong work ethic, are a great team player and would like to become part of our journey then we would love to hear from you. Full-time, part-time, and seasonal positions available. Immediate starts available to the right candidates!

The Wildheart Trust's mission is to inspire and empower people to take positive action to protect our planet and the animals we share it with. Every role within the zoo supports this whether it is through sustainable procurement in our café and retail outlet or teaching our visitors actions they can take to help conserve the planet.

Working at the Wildheart Animal Sanctuary you will enjoy.
* Being part of a friendly team
* Free parking in our car park
* Discounts in our Wildheart Café and Shop
* Additional third-party discounts.


An exciting opportunity for an experienced, confident and hands-on café head chef has arisen at the Wildheart Animal Sanctuary in Sandown. You will work to ensure a quality catering offer from our Wildheart Café and outside kiosks, that evolves to support the charities objectives. We are looking for someone with a passion for food and seasonality and who has the confidence to put their own stamp on our menu and drive our café to the next level to enhance our visitor experience.

This is a permanent year-round front-line role that includes weekends and bank holidays.


A rare opportunity has arisen for an experienced Manager with a proven track record in growing sales and delivering targets. The person in this role will support the mission of the Trust by providing a shopping experience that encourages awareness and positive change. Develop the recently re-designed sanctuary shop into a centre for unique and valued products that are responsibly sourced. Ensure the messaging and shopping experience supports these goals. They will also improve the efficiency and profitability of the Retail and Admissions operation at the Wildheart Animal sanctuary and ensure that all costs are tightly managed in line with budget.

This position is hand-on, leading by example and ensuring the visitor welcome and first point of contact is a warm and engaging one. You will drive charitable income, such as gift aid, to ensure revenue opportunities are maximised and manage the various retail schemes including animal adoptions, animal experiences and memberships.

This is a permanent year-round front-line role that includes weekends and bank holidays.


We are looking for a reliable conscientious Café Supervisor to ensure an exemplary visitor experience in our Wildheart Café. An immediate start would be preferable.

As our café supervisor you will be instrumental in managing the efficiency and experience in the Wildheart Café, ensuring visitors have a faultless service and operations run smoothly. In these extraordinary times, you will also have what it takes to adapt to the quick pace of changeable COVID-19 requirements in a sometimes-high pressure environment.

We require someone with exceptional customer service skills, experience in supervising a team and a working knowledge of food hygiene standards. This is a hands-on role and as part of a small team you will be a multitasker.

This is a permanent year-round front-line role that includes weekends and bank holidays.


We are recruiting for both seasonal and year-round staff with both full-time and part-time hours available. If you are enthusiastic, reliable, friendly, and conscientious with great customer service skills then we need you!

Our Front of House staff work in both our café and retail/admissions area, providing our visitors with a first-class experience, a warm welcome and great food and drink. Applicants must be 16 or over and be able to work both weekdays and weekends.

Interested? Don't hesitate! Click "apply" now to download our application form

These vacancies will close once the positions are filled; you are strongly advised to submit your application as soon as possible.

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