Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Conservation Charity
  • Year established:
    1972
  • Website:
    http://www.marwell.org.uk
  • Contact
    • Thompsons Lane, Colden Common, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1JH

About Marwell Wildlife

Founded in 1972, Marwell Wildlife are a conservation charity and zoo with a mission to conserve biodiversity and other natural resources, both locally and internationally.

From their base in Hampshire, the organisation engages with over 40,000 children and young people through its conservation educational programmes, and welcomes over 500,000 visitors each year to its 140-acre zoological park.

With values including warm, welcoming, wise and contemporary, Marwell Wildlife look to engage employees, making it an exciting and positive place of work. The organisation takes its commitment to work-life balance very seriously, and is always supportive of staff when it comes to care responsibilities.

Chief Executive James Cretney believes communication plays a key role in employee engagement. He maintains regular contact with the team, taking every opportunity to invite ideas and thoughts on how the organisation can better itself.


What is it like to work for Marwell Wildlife

Wellbeing
Wellbeing
Marwell Wildlife employ an occupational health adviser, who supports the organisation’s commitment to staff wellbeing. In addition, its Employee Assistance Programme offers online advice, support and information, including counselling, financial advice and legal advice.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
The organisation operates a Corporate Volunteers programme where teams from local and regional businesses can offer their time and manpower to assist with a range of projects from plants and landscapes, woodland management and zoo exhibit maintenance.
My Company
My Company
Marwell invited all employees to take part in focus groups following an engagement survey in 2016. Here, they were invited to discuss all aspects of their job, and as a direct result, a consultative committee was created that communicates directly with senior management.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here

Benefits:

  • Gym
    Gym

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  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary, non-contributory pension scheme or one in which the employer puts in at least three times

  • Development
    Development

    Non work related training supported

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    1

  • Staff Turnover:

    23%

  • Staff:

    252

  • Average Age:

    30

  • Male : Female:

    35% / 65%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    6%

Regional Engagement

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