Family & Early Years Programme Coordinator

Hours of work: Full time
Contract Type: Fixed Term (FTA)Contract end date 2 years
Salary: £25,456 per annum
Location: Kew Gardens, Richmond
Closing Date: 18/03/2019

The Family and Early Years Programme Coordinator will work closely with the Family and Early Years Programme manager supporting the integration of the already successful Temperate House funded Early Years Programme with the existing Family Learning programme – including our successful Volunteer Explainer Programme and Family Learning Cards.

The Programme engages families with children from 0-11 in learning about plants, plant science, and Kew’s scientific work, collections and heritage.

We work with an inquiry-based approach, developing a curiosity about the natural world, allowing families to uncover new knowledge through active participation and early science exploration.

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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.

 Educated to Degree Level with experience of running Early Years and Family Learning Programmes and providing excellent administrative support, the successful candidate will be a team player with excellent interpersonal and collaborative working skills.

As well as balancing a diverse workload, you will be able to work flexibly, managing conflicting priorities and thinking creatively to solve problems.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about engaging all children in plants and science, increasing science capital and connecting children and families with the natural world.

The salary will be £25,456 per annum. 

This role requires availability to work some weekends and is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

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: 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.