[Job] Kew, Corporate Communications Coordinator, <??29.9k, clos 29 July 2011

This job reports to the Director of Public Engagement & Learning, the job description for which can be found here:

Director of Public Engagement & Learning, ????, closed 22 Oct 2010 

Corporate Communications Coordinator

REF:  1395

HOURS OF WORK:  41 hours (gross)

JOB STATUS:  2 year Fixed Term Appointment (Loan Opportunity)

SALARY PER ANNUM:  up to ??29,999

DEPARTMENT AND LOCATION: Public Engagement and Learning Directorate, RBG Kew

This is an exciting new role that will work across the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to support and facilitate improvements in the co-ordination of stakeholder interaction.  At Kew there are many legitimate contact points with stakeholders including individuals or groups with an interest in Kew???s affairs and this role will proactively seek, collate and internally share information about key stakeholder interactions.  

The Chalmers review highlighted the lack of co-ordination of Public Affairs as a key weakness for RBG, Kew, and as an integral part of the Communications Strategy, the appointment of this post will help to address that gap.  Reporting into the Director of Public Engagement and Learning this role will play a key role in supporting the delivery of the communications strategy intended to establish Kew as a recognised global centre of excellence in plant and fungal diversity, conservation and sustainable use.

With a proven ability to initiate effective cross departmental working, you will work closely with appropriate roles and departments across Kew to effectively map and monitor key political and business stakeholder relationships, and agree planned activity to support joined-up management of those relationships. With excellent written and oral communication skills you will also monitor information sources to identify, prioritise and manage policy responses and produce internal statements on key political issues which impact on the mission of RBG Kew.
With regards to education and experience you will have a degree, or equivalent, in a related subject, a
long with developing professional experience in the field of policy, corporate and media research and reporting.

For full details of the job purpose, accountabilities and essential education, skills and experience for this role please view the job description and person specification document.

Salary is up to ??29,999 per annum and benefits include 30 days holiday per year, a choice of defined benefit or stakeholder pension, a flexible benefits scheme as well as a great working environment.

Applications are preferred by email to jobs@kew.org  If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to call the recruitment team on 020 8332 5150 (24 hour) or 020 8332 3135 (office hours). Please quote Ref 1395.


Closing date: Friday 29th July 2011, 12 noon

Interview Date: W/C 8th August 2011


How To Apply

1. Download and read the information below.

2. Complete an application form:

3. Return your application ideally by email to jobs@kew.org or by post to: HR Recruitment, 47 Kew Green, Kew, Surrey. TW9 3AB

We will only contact those candidates selected for interview. Therefore if you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the closing date, you should presume that you will not be called for interview.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to call the recruitment team on 020 8332 5150 (24hr) or 020 8332 3135 (office hours).


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