Kew, Greater London
£26,500 - £31,324 per annum, depending on skills and experience + £3250 market supplement
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

We are looking for an experienced Executive Assistant to support the dynamic Director of Science at the beautiful Kew Gardens site in South West London.

This role provides an extremely exciting opportunity to work with the key player within the Science Directorate of Kew in support of Kew’s World Class Scientific research, alongside eminent Scientists and a small, friendly and enthusiastic team of PAs who between them support the Senior Science team.

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.

It is a very energising time to join Kew’s Science Director’s office as we are developing our next Science Strategy to help us build on our national and international contribution to safeguarding biodiversity and investigating plants and fungi, on which we all depend.

The successful candidate will have extensive experience as an Executive or Personal Assistant at a senior level in a medium to large sized organisation and will thrive on working in a fast-moving environment, with a varied mix of tasks and responsibilities. The role is pivotal in providing support to the Director of Science at Kew Gardens.   

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.

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.

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