Royal Horticultural Society
Guildford, Surrey
Woking, Surrey
£22,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Family Events Co-ordinator

£22,000 per annum   

Wisley, Woking, Surrey

We are looking to recruit a Family Events Co-ordinator to join our friendly and dynamic events team. This role is responsible for assisting with the development, organisation and delivery of the events programme during the school holidays.

You will support the Events Manager to devise activities that are both fun and educational and preferably with a link to horticulture. The post holder needs excellent time management skills to secure suppliers, organise staffing and brief marketing.  Using your impeccable attention to detail, you will keep all event documentation up to date and will be responsible for administrative duties including invoicing. It is important in the role to build strong and lasting relationships with both internal and external stakeholders to ensure the smooth running of family events at Wisley. The role involves frequent weekend working, often in school holidays and as such demands a hands-on and positive attitude at all times.

To work for the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is to join a thriving charity, whose mission is to inspire everyone to grow. Everything we do is built on the transformational power of gardening – and the benefits it brings to people, places and our planet.

Known globally for our inspirational Shows and five spectacular Gardens, our work extends to leading ground-breaking climate research, running community outreach programmes, and setting the standards in horticultural education. With the recent opening of RHS Garden Bridgewater and Hilltop, the world’s first dedicated Centre for Gardening Science, at RHS Garden Wisley, there has never been a more exciting time to be part of our journey to make the UK a greener, and more beautiful place.

And we couldn’t do this without our people. We’re proud of the knowledge, enthusiasm and ideas that each one of our team members brings. From working across our social media channels, to volunteering in the Gardens, from serving customers in our Garden Centres to running national marketing campaigns, we believe that every member of the RHS team should have the opportunity to make a difference.

The RHS provides a number of great benefits for employees including:

  • Free parking for staff working at one of the five gardens
  • Free access to all RHS Gardens and Flower Shows
  • 20% discount on all RHS Retail
  • Discounted food and drink from the catering outlets at the gardens
  • Employee discounts at high street retailer and cash back scheme
  • 25 days’ holiday (increasing to 28 and 30 with service)
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Pension with employers’ contribution, which increases with length of service
  • Employee Assistance Programme for staff and immediate family
  • Monthly Garden magazine and access to gardening advice
  • Sponsorship for external studies

Apply via our website by Monday 8th November. Interviews to be held Thursday 11th November.

Safeguarding and Inclusion

The RHS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all personnel to share in this commitment.  We are an inclusive employer and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Refreshed on: 01 November 2021
Closed date: 08 November 2021
Tags: Admin, Operations