Kew, Greater London
£22,500 - £25,663 per annum, depending on skills and experience
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

In 2021, Kew launched its Manifesto for Change and training the next generation of experts is one of Kew’s five key priorities for the next 10 years. We are now looking for a highly competent member of our Science education support team to administer and coordinate a range of training opportunities for undergraduates, postgraduates and professionals.

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. 

This is a varied role where your ability to deliver highly efficient education administration and coordination is as important as the relationships you build up across Kew and externally. You’ll coordinate a number of Continuing Professional Development courses, oversee our British Accreditation Council teaching accreditation, support Kew’s paid internship programme as well as coordinate academic training delivered to a large number of UK and international universities.

Working closely with Kew staff and external partner organisations, you will be adept at managing large and complex administrative portfolios, and able to quickly get up-to-speed with digital resources including online learning platforms. Ideally, you’ll have a background in biodiversity science, and understand the themes of research undertaken at Kew, but it will be your ability to work both collaboratively and flexibly, combined with the skills to cut through complex administrative problems to find innovative and effective solutions, which will be most valuable.

This is a hands-on position where your energy, style of communication and problem-solving skills are just as important as IT literacy, higher education administration experience and scientific knowledge.

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.

Closing Date: 15/08/2021

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: 06 August 2021
Closed date: 15 August 2021
Tags: Admin, IT