We are looking for a motivated individual with excellent administrative and interpersonal skills who can support our Future Leader Fellowships programme and applications for scientific funding within the Science Directorate at Kew. It is both a challenging and exciting time to work at Kew with the launch, later this year, of our new strategies for both Science and Kew as a whole. As a result, we are looking for an enthusiastic individual to work within the Research Services Team to help support the Science Directorate and Kew to meet the goals set out in these strategies.
Kew has an ambitious plan to help stop biodiversity loss and discover sustainable nature-based solutions to some of our biggest global challenges and we will need a team of dedicated research support professionals to help our scientists secure the resources needed to achieve these goals.
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 need an organised individual who has strong communication skills and a collaborative working style to join the Research Services team. As part of this team you will proactively contribute to the development of applications for funding, but also support the management and co-ordination of the Future Leader Fellowships in Plant and Fungal Science Programme at Kew, helping to develop the next wave of leaders in science.
The successful candidate will have significant administrative experience and be conversant in the use of Microsoft Office software packages. They will ideally have worked in a scientific environment and will have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
They will have good communication skills, work well as a team player within a small team and demonstrate an ability to manage their time effectively within the fast moving and competitive funding environment. They will be confident in giving advice and providing constructive feedback.
The role sits within the Research Services team who provide expert advice, training and support to Kew scientists throughout the lifecycle of a project, which not only involves working with Science but with many stakeholders across both Kew and our external partners. The appointed candidate will have the ability to build and maintain excellent working relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders at different levels.
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.
If you are interested in this position, please visit our website for more information and to apply.
Closing Date: 21/03/2021
Interviews are planned for 22nd - 31st March
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.