Richmond, Greater London
£32,000 to £37,865 per annum, depending on skills and experience
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

We are looking for an experienced governance professional to play a pivotal role in providing high-quality governance and secretariat support and advice and assurance activities. This is a unique opportunity to work in a small friendly team which supports the Director of Kew and Kew’s boards and committees.

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (RBG Kew) is a leading plant science institute, UNESCO World Heritage Site, and major visitor attraction. Our mission is to understand and protect plants and fungi for the well-being of people and the future of all life on Earth.

We are working to end the unprecedented extinction crisis and to help create a world where nature is protected, valued by all and managed sustainably. We will achieve these goals by drawing on our leading scientific research, unrivalled collections of plants and fungi, global network of partners, inspirational gardens at Kew and Wakehurst, and our 260 years of history.

Join us on our journey as protectors of the world’s plants and fungi. 

Kew has ambitious plans, and it is an exciting time to join the team. The job is located at our beautiful Kew Gardens site in South West London, although currently staff are working flexibly. 

We are looking for a governance professional who can provide high-quality secretariat for key corporate meetings, manage policies, track internal audit activity and bring together the narrative of the Annual Report and Accounts. Our successful candidate will have excellent writing skills, meticulous attention to detail, be highly organised, adept at managing a varied workload and comfortable working with senior stakeholders. 

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: 08/08/2021

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: 31 July 2021
Closed date: 08 August 2021
Tags: Admin, Governance