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Data Manager

Data Manager

We are seeking to appoint a Data Manager experienced in data cleaning tools and methodologies to support the Digitisation Project, cleaning Herbarium and Fungarium specimen data and importing specimen records into Kew’s collection management system. 

Part-time hours per week
1 x 36 hrs per week & 1 x 18 hrs week
Number of vacancies
Contract Type
Fixed Term (FTA)
Contract end date
Until 31 March 2026
26,500 - 28,912 per annum (pro rata), depending on skills and experience
Kew Gardens, Richmond
Closing Date

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.



RBG Kew are currently recruiting staff to work on an exciting and unique project to digitise Kew’s 8.5 million plant and fungal specimens and create a complete catalogue of our internationally significant collections, making specimen records and images freely available online and accessible to researchers across the globe.   

The outcome of this project will provide a unique, world-leading resource making accessible data from more than 260 years of scientific exploration, placing them at the centre of efforts to combat urgent global challenges such as habitat degradation, climate change and human health.   

In addition, RBG Kew are recruiting staff to support the implementation of a new collections management system to ensure efficient and effective integrated management of the Science and Living Collections and the data describing them.   

The Integrated Collections Management System will allow more efficient tracking of the use of specimens to meet legislative requirements concerning access to genetic resources and benefit sharing, including the Nagoya Protocol of the Convention on Biological Diversity and plant health legislation.  

Essential skills and experience required for this role include: generating complex queries of large data sets with appropriate technical skills for the efficient manipulation and transfer of data; and a competent understanding of taxonomy, nomenclature and geography.  

The salary will be £26,500 - £28,912 per annum (pro rata), depending on skills and experience.

This role is based at Kew with the option of regular home working, subject to operational requirements.   

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 as access to our own beautiful gardens at Kew and Wakehurst.

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.