Job Vacancy: Community Learning Coordinator

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Salary:  £24,835 per annum
Contract: Full time, permanent
Location: Kew Gardens, Richmond
Closing Date: 28/01/2018

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.

The Community Learning Coordinator post has been created within Kew’s Visitor Learning team to engage community groups and underrepresented audiences in learning about Kew Science and Horticulture and encourage an ongoing connection with, and passion for plants and Kew.  This post will complement and build on the work of Kew’s community engagement through the Community Access Membership Scheme and Discovery Programme.

The work of the Community Projects Coordinator is 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.

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We are looking for an inspiring and dynamic individual with in-depth experience of working with diverse and hard to reach audiences. You will have highly-developed facilitation and collaborative working skills and be able to easily win the support of internal stakeholders and engage new community groups exciting them in discovering more about plants and science.

Your project management skills and excellent oral and writing skills will enable you able to coordinate and report on a range of diverse community projects.  Working with hard-to-reach community groups, 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.

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