Grow Wild Communications and Resources Officer

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Richmond, Surrey
£32,000 - £34,000 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 Communications and Resources Officer
£32,000 - £34,000 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 an exciting opportunity to engage target audiences on and offline to grow and enjoy plants and fungi across the UK. This is part of Kew’s flagship outreach learning initiative, Grow Wild.

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 delivering promotions to inspire target audiences to take part in Grow Wild activities, especially involvement with youth projects, resources, community training and special campaigns. This post will also produce Grow Wild’s digital and printed resources and develop its online channels, especially website, social media and email.

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 creating and promoting inspiring experiences that drive public engagement and action.

We’re looking for a successful track record of managing audience journeys to earn participation and commitment, including using websites and supporter databases. As well as notable achievements with partnership working and producing copy and printed resources.

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.

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

This post may be extended subject to funding.

Target start date: 6th January 2020. It is planned that four new Grow Wild team roles, including this post, will join Kew at this time, when there will be handover from the current Programme Director.

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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