Royal Horticultural Society – Science & Collections: Head of Environmental Horticulture


  • Location: RHS Garden Wisley
  • Salary: £45,633pa
  • Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours per week)

This new role provides an opportunity to lead a team to develop and deliver a research programme in Environmental Horticulture to address global challenges and improve the health of the environment of people in the UK.

Gardening in a changing world is one of four themes in the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Science Strategy ( As part of this Strategy the RHS has decided to significantly invest in science, including the development of a New National Centre for Horticultural Science & Learning. This role will develop, implement and oversee a programme of research to improve environmental horticulture in the RHS and the UK, and with their team provide authoritative and up-to-date advice and information to RHS members and the general public.

Successful candidates will hold degree in a relevant biological subject, plus a PhD or experience in environmental and horticultural science and have postdoctoral experience in a relevant research capacity. They will have a good track record of peer-review publication and excellent leadership and management skills of people and budgets. They should also have experience in obtaining funding for research projects. Good candidates will have the ability to communicate to scientists and the public, and will be able to work effectively as part of a team.

For a full job description and person specification or to apply please visit our website via the link.

All applications should be received by 4pm, on the closing date which is 8th June 2018.