Head of Plant Health

Royal Horticultural Society – Science & Collections

RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey
£47,477 - £60,063 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Sunday, 31st January 2021   4 days left

The RHS is looking to recruit a Head of Plant Health to work in the new RHS Science Centre at RHS Wisley Garden to be part of the Science and Collections Management team.

You will head up and lead the RHS plant health team (18 staff) in providing authoritative and up-to-date advice on garden pest and disease problems, develop and expand the research programme; maintain awareness of biosecurity and plant health issues with respect to horticulture/gardening and advise the Society.

Applicants should have a PhD in entomology, plant pathology or related subject. Successful candidates will have significant post-doctoral research experience, strong communication skills and expertise in the management of teams, obtaining research funding and budgeting.

An interest in or understanding of horticultural sciences and gardening will be of value, as well as evidence of communicating to audiences of varied technical ability.

To apply please visit our website and apply online.

All applications should be received by 4pm, 31st January 2021.

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