The Conservation Partnership Coordinator for Oceania and Europe will manage Kew’s seed conservation work across these regions. The role entails working in partnership with a range of organisations and individuals to deliver Kew’s existing seed conservation projects, and to develop new ones. This provides an exciting opportunity to make a real difference to plant conservation outcomes in these areas.
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.
Educated to at least degree level and with a proven background in project management in a similar context, you will be a team player who can also work on your own initiative. With a grounding in botanical and taxonomic knowledge, an understanding of international plant conservation and ex situ conservation, you will be able to design and implement your own projects in this area.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, in addition to the ability to manage conflicting priorities, are essential. A working knowledge of a European or Pacific language is desirable.
The salary will £38,200 per annum.
We offer a fantastic range of benefits including a broad range of Learning and Development opportunities, with access to the Civil Service training curriculum, generous annual leave entitlement for new starters, family friendly policies, a choice of competitive pensions and flexible benefits scheme as well as free entry into a wide range of national museums and galleries.
If you are interested in this position, please submit your application through the online portal, by clicking “Apply for this job”
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.
Please note that applicants must already have the Right to Work in the UK as we will be unable to offer sponsorship for this position.
This position will be based at Wakehurst, in West Sussex