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Join the Team at The Big Cat Sanctuary!

Current Vacancies


Chef de Partie Wanted (Part-Time, Permanent Position)

The Big Cat Sanctuary is a leading charity-based organisation, committed to protecting rare and endangered cats from extinction, through education, conservation and captive breeding programmes. Set in the heart of the beautiful Kent countryside, the BCS really is a working environment like no other.

As Chef De Partie (CDP) you will be responsible for supporting our Head Chef, delivering consistently high-quality food, handling food orders, stock control and ensuring items arriving are checked for quality and put away properly. You’ll be tasked with breakfast, lunch & dinner delivery to the highest standards, often working unsupervised and controlling the service staff.

For further details and information on how to apply, please click here: Part-time CDP Job


Social Media Internship (3-months starting February/March 2021)

The Big Cat Sanctuary is set in the heart of the countryside at Smarden, in Kent. The peace and tranquillity of the site provide a sanctuary and excellent conditions for the successful breeding of the beautiful, yet endangered cats both large and small within the European Endangered Species Breeding Programme. We are a profitable, professional organisation with a knowledgeable and passionate team who care for our animals and raise funds to support wildlife conservation projects both in the UK and around the globe.

We currently have an opportunity for a bold and creative Social Media & PR Intern to join our Marketing Team. As part of the wider team, you will be involved in a wide variety of activities and projects including supporting the team with all social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Tik-Tok, Twitter etc.), research & planning and having the opportunity to contribute to content strategy.

We are looking for an individual who has a passion for wildlife, conservation and zoos and wants to learn and develop their skills and apply their creativity where possible.

The successful candidate will be collaborating with and have the opportunity to learn from experienced marketers in the digital space.

Our internships are designed to give you genuine, meaningful experience. All internships are offered on a voluntary basis and are therefore unpaid.

For further information and details on how to apply, please click here: Social Media Intern