Kew, Greater London
£22,500 per annum pro rata
Contract, Part-time, Usually 5 hours per week but will vary (20 hours per month)
Job description

Grow Wild is Kew’s flagship outreach learning initiative which engages people across the UK to grow and enjoy native plants and fungi.  We deliver Kew’s mission by changing attitudes, connecting people and empowering individuals from our target audiences to achieve environmental and wellbeing benefits. 

The Engagement Assistants are key to our efforts to engage with and diversify our audience.  They will write content and present in our campaigns to encourage participation in our activities, especially Grow Wild’s youth-led projects. The postholders will gather and analyse audience feedback and work closely with our youth panel to help shape Grow Wild’s future programme.  

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.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with excellent communication skills, able to engage our target audiences through website and social channels. The role requires someone who is up to date with digital trends and can analyse audience feedback, incorporating these learnings across compelling content. 

You should be able to work collaboratively with colleagues in comms, but independently organise and prioritise your tasks to meet deadlines. You will be key in representing Grow Wild to external audiences through content production and appearances in presentations and videos. 

The salary will be £22,500 per annum pro rata. This is a 1 year fixed term contract, for 20 hours per month. This will typically average 5 hours per week but may vary to accommodate business needs. 

Our fantastic benefits package includes opportunities for continuous learning, a generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working to help you maintain a healthy work-life balance, an Employee Assistance Programme and other wellbeing support such as cycle to work scheme and discounted gym membership. We also offer a competitive pension, an employee discount scheme and free entry into a wide range of national museums and galleries, as well access to our own beautiful gardens at Kew and Wakehurst.

If you are interested in this position, please visit our website for more information and to apply.

Closing Date: 07/12/2020

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.

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Refreshed on: 01 December 2020
Closed date: 07 December 2020
Tags: Communications, PR, Marketing