2015 Conference at National Arboretum, Westonbirt

Plans are shaping up for our 2015 Conference, which will be held at The National Arboretum, Westonbirt from 4th – 6th November 2015. Booking details will be out shortly but meantime save the date as this Conference is not to be missed!

As well as a great programme of speakers and workshops, the Conference is timed to showcase the amazing colours of Autumn that Westonbirt is so famous for. (more…)

Vacancy: Schools Learning Manager at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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Schools Learning Manager at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Contract: Full time, 6 months

Salary: £26,067 – £32,358 (pro rata) dependent on skills and experience

This 6 month contract is a unique opportunity to work in a diverse, inspirational and exciting learning environment.

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is a world-leader in plant and fungal conservation and science, with learning at its core. More than 75,000 (more…)

Volunteer Management Workshop 17th September 2015

Heritage sites such as museums, galleries, historic houses and botanic gardens are relying more and more on the valuable support of volunteers, however there is very little training available for staff who take on the management of a volunteer force.

Understanding best practice in managing volunteers, current legislation and how best to assess the value that your volunteers provide is key to sustainable and productive volunteer / staff teamwork and will (more…)