Training Coordinator – Seed Conservation Projects

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Wakehurst, West Sussex
£26,500 pa pro rata

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Sunday, 26th January 2020   1 day left

Fixed Term (FTA) until December 2022 

This is an exciting opportunity to join and contribute to the activities of the Global Tree Seed Bank Project as it enters a new phase, having successfully secured funding for a further three years.

The Training Coordinator will deliver the training and capacity building objectives of the project, including the internationally recognised seed conservation training, which is part of Kew’s science education programme.

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.

With a degree level qualification (or equivalent), you will have experience of delivering training on a biological subject, or experience of courses administration. Experience in a scientific environment is essential as well as demonstrated experience in an administrative capacity. A degree in a biological science is desirable, as is experience of delivering small sized projects or work packages.

Good communication and interpersonal skills are essential, with the confidence to build and maintain effective working relationships at different levels of the organisation. A proven significant interest and understanding of plant conservation issues is desirable.

Our fantastic benefits package includes opportunities for continuous learning, a generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working to help you maintain a healthy work-life balance, an Employee Assistance Programme and other wellbeing support such as cycle to work scheme and discounted gym membership. We also offer a competitive pension, an employee discount scheme and free entry into a wide range of national museums and galleries, as well as access to our own beautiful gardens at Kew and Wakehurst.

If you are interested in this position, please visit our website for more information and to apply.

Closing Date: 26/01/2020

Interviews are planned for 13th February. 

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.

Please note that applicants must already have the Right to Work in the UK as we will be unable to offer sponsorship for this position. 

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