Horticultural Support Officer

Kew Royal Botanic Gardens

Wakehurst, West Sussex
£21,527 - £24,835 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Sunday, 27th January 2019   6 days left


Kew is the world’s leading botanic gardens, at the forefront of plant and fungal science, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a major visitor attraction.

We want a world where plants and fungi are understood, valued and conserved – because our lives depend on them.

We use the power of our science and the rich diversity of our gardens and collections to provide knowledge, inspiration and understanding of why plants and fungi matter to everyone.

Based at Wakehurst, Kew’s wild botanic garden in West Sussex, the role of the Horticulture Support Officer is instrumental to the efficient running of the horticultural operations. Providing support to the horticultural managers and supervisors the role encompasses a wide range of tasks including administration such as maintaining time sheets, overtime records and general office duties to ensuring best practice in health and safety, sustainability and compliance, coordinating the horticultural training and volunteer programmes, and maintaining biodiversity and environmental management records.

The post holder will also carry out research to assist the Senior Horticultural Team with special projects.

With a proven background in a similar role, you will be a team player who can manage conflicting priorities and work on your own initiative.

You'll need to be well organised and comfortable with using excel and writing word documents.

Salary will be £21,527 to £24,835 per annum, depending on skills and experience. We offer a fantastic range of benefits including a broad range of Learning and Development opportunities, with access to the Civil Service training curriculum, generous annual leave entitlement for new starters, family friendly policies, a choice of competitive pensions and flexible benefits scheme.

For full details on this role please visit our website.

Closing date: 27 January 2019

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post.

No agencies please.


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