Youth Programme Assistant (3 days per week) at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

  • Hours of work: Part-time  21.6 hours (3 days) per week
  • Contract Type:  Fixed Term (FTA), Contract end date 2 years
  • Salary:  £21,527 per annum, pro rata for 3 days per week
  • Location: Kew Gardens, Richmond
  • Closing Date:  23/12/2018

We’re looking for a Youth Programmes Assistant to support the development and delivery of one of Kew’s flagship learning programmes.

The Youth Programme engages young people in Kew’s science and conservation work through innovative volunteering and youth lead programmes and outreach projects.

Our programmes combine science with communication skills and training to reach out to diverse and hard to reach young people, encouraging a life-long interest and passion for Kew and the natural world.

More detail

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.

This experience of supporting learning programmes for young people 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 the empowerment of young people, engaging diverse groups in science and conservation, and connecting young people to the natural world.

This role requires availability to work Saturdays and out of hours, 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.

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.

Interviews are planned for early January 2019

FURTHER INFORMATION AND TO APPLY: Visit the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew website