Grow Wild Administration Officer

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Richmond, Surrey
£26,000 - £28,000 pa pro rata, depending on skills and experience

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: environmental education, conservation & wildlife, food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Wednesday, 2nd October 2019  


Grow Wild Administration Officer
£26,000 - £28,000 per annum pro rata, depending on skills and experience
Part-time (18 hours per week)
Fixed term from Jan 2020 to Sept 2021
Kew, Richmond

This is a great opportunity for the right individual to manage the administration of Kew’s flagship outreach learning initiative, Grow Wild, which engages people across the UK to grow and enjoy plants and fungi.

Grow Wild has won multiple national awards for its scale, impact and creativity. Since 2014, over four million people have taken part in its activities focused on UK native species. We deliver environmental and wellbeing impacts by inspiring children, young people and adults to take positive actions online and on-the-ground.

You will be responsible for Grow Wild’s budget and spend records, including grant processes, and delivering accurate output monitoring, including its analysis. The initial focus will be support for youth projects, resources, community training and digital engagement. The post holder will also provide vital support for managing internal and external relationships and the team’s office arrangements.

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

Grow Wild is part of Kew’s Learning and Participation team. We engage audiences with Kew’s science collections and horticulture through formal and informal learning programmes and community engagement.

During 2020 and 2021, Grow Wild will achieve over 150,000 positive actions each year by target audiences. Grow Wild will also deliver new outreach learning activities with additional funding from private, public and corporate contributions. This approach is made possible thanks to the ongoing support from the National Lottery Community Fund and other funders.

Requirements of the role

You will have proven experience of supporting the delivery of a large project with multiple stakeholders and budgets of £50k+.

We’re looking for achievements in developing and administering processes that keep accurate and up-to-date records and datasets, including experience of analysing performance data and building productive relationships.

This role will be based at Kew Gardens with some UK travel and may be subject to enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks (DBS), including barred lists.

Closing date: 2nd October 2019.
Interviews: weeks commencing 14th and 21st October 2019.

This post may be extended subject to funding.

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.

If you are interested in this position, please submit your application through the online portal.

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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