Kew, Greater London
£24,082 per annum pro rata
Contract, Full-time
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 & Training Assistant is responsible for supporting the success of funded youth-led projects, and upskilling and connecting community groups and other audiences through our training programme. The postholder will also provide administrative and logistical support for activities across Grow Wild.  

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 confidently facilitate training and act as a first point of contact to monitor queries to Grow Wild. The role requires someone who has outstanding attention to detail who can coordinate events and accurately carry out financial processes in a fast-paced environment. 

You should be able to work collaboratively with colleagues across the team, but independently organise and prioritise your tasks to meet deadlines. Your experience in outreach, learning or community engagement will equip you with the skills to monitor progress, resolve issues and enhance the participants’ experience, in support of our youth projects.   

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: 02/02/2021

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: 26 January 2021
Closed date: 02 February 2021
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