Wildlife Release Co-ordinator

Secret World Wildlife Rescue

Highbridge, Somerset
£19,823 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

[email protected]

Reference: WR1

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Monday, 21st June 2021  

Wildlife Release Co-ordinator

Permanent, Full time, 40 hours per week

This is a unique role releasing rehabilitated British Wildlife back into the wild!

Secret World Wildlife Rescue is a registered charity that rescues, rehabilitates and releases Britain’s orphaned, injured and sick wildlife. Once animals have completed their rehabilitation journey with us it’s time to get them back out to the wild! Finding suitable release sites and organising soft-releases for our orphaned badger and fox cubs is an essential part of this role, as well as other soft releases for other mammal species.

Background to the Role

Ensuring the release of our wildlife casualties into safe and appropriate habitats and where possible monitoring them post release is an essential part of our work. Very few, if any, other wildlife centres employ a release co-ordinator, this is a unique and exciting role for the right person.

Job Purpose:

To provide high quality animal care and take the lead in assuring the quality of SWWR’s Animal Care Services, with a specific responsibility for the co-ordination of an effective wildlife animal release programme, specialising in the soft release of wildlife. The welfare of animals to be paramount at all times.


The postholder is expected to foster excellent working relationships with all animal care staff and to be an integral and full member of that team. As a member of the Animal Care Services team, the postholder is also expected to work inclusively and collaboratively across the organisation with other staff and volunteers, at all times working within the SWWR Behaviours Framework. This role also requires the development of excellent working relationships with landowners and other wildlife groups.

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