Community Horticultural Learning Coordinator (1 year fixed term), Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Hours of work: Full time
Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract end date 1 year with possibility of extension Salary: £25,456 per annum
Location: Kew Gardens, Richmond
Closing Date: 22/04/2019

The Community Horticultural Learning Coordinator will join the Visitor Learning team to manage a range of exciting newly launched informal learning programmes focused on hands-on horticultural learning. 

The programmes are linked to the Temperate House Activity Plan, which is a deliverable of the Heritage Lottery Fund programme to restore Kew’s Temperate House, the largest surviving Victorian glasshouse in the world.  Maximising the potential learning opportunities of our newly developed community allotments, you will develop and build sustainable relationships with our target hard(er) to reach audiences.

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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. 

You will be passionate about plants, science, and accessible learning for all, and happy to get your hands dirty while being adept at project management and relationship development. You will have an understanding of Science Capital and know how to support all audiences to develop their science literacy and engagement through the provision of high-quality learning programmes and resources.

You will have a solid working knowledge of both horticulture and best practice in informal learning and be excited by the opportunity to combine the two. Reporting to, and working closely with the Community and Access Learning Manager, you will lead on a newly funded outreach and audience development project helping to introduce new audiences to Kew and connecting them with our Community Membership Scheme and other learning opportunities from across the team.

You will have a clear understanding about issues surrounding social inclusion and access and be committed to supporting Kew’s responsibilities towards safeguarding of children.  This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.  

This role is full-time with potential to extend beyond 12 months in a part-time capacity (4 days a week).

The salary will be £25,456 per annum 

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.

For further information and to apply: visit the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew website

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.