Learning Volunteer Support & Safeguarding Officer

  • Hours of work: Full time
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Salary: £24,835 per annum
  • Location: Kew Gardens, Richmond

The Learning Volunteer Support and Safeguarding Officer is an exciting new role within the Operations and Projects team, which provides a hub of operational support and expertise across the Learning and Participation department.

This role has a multi-channel brief, working across programmes in Schools, Families and Community, to ensure we provide a high level of support to our Volunteer Explainers (70+).

Kew has recently updated its safeguarding policy and procedures and this role plays a vital part in supporting and implementing these to guarantee best practice across the organisation.

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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 an exceptionally well organised individual with experience and expertise in Volunteer management together with a good understanding of or experience in safeguarding. Your excellent skills in communication and relationship building will shine out as will your passion for learning.

Enthusiastic about Kew’s mission and adaptable with excellent multi-tasking skills, you will be pivotal in enabling us to co-ordinate and support our Volunteer Explainers to provide high quality learning and engagement for Kew’s visiting public.

Closing Date: 18/04/2018

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