Kew, Greater London
£22,000 - £27,000 per annum, depending on skills and experience
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Kew Foundation’s Business Services team brings together expertise in fundraising systems, insight and data analytics, gift processing, data protection, campaign management and prospect development, with the purpose of enabling effective fundraising. As we are preparing to embark on a major fundraising campaign, the Research Officer will play a key role in making this major fundraising undertaking a success and help RBG Kew realise its strategy to 2030. 

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. 

We are looking for candidates with strong research and writing skills and experience collating and presenting information accurately and clearly for a variety of audiences. This role suits someone in the early stages of their fundraising or research career, but we are open to anyone with transferable research skills, who is at ease managing large sets of qualitative data and information. You will also be expected to use our central CRM system, so attention to detail and care in following data processes is essential. A team player, committed to understanding and responding to customer needs, you will be able to manage deadlines and projects and build relationships across teams.  

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: 11/04/2021

Interviews are planned for 22 and 23 April 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: 05 April 2021
Closed date: 11 April 2021
Tags: Fundraising, Policy/Research