[Job] Kew Gardens, Community Outreach Mgr, ??26k, clos 3 Jan 2012

This is definitely more ‘public engagement’ than ‘science communication’ but I think there’s sufficient overlap for the readers of this blog for this to be a valid posting here (hope you don’t disagree!). Also you get to hang out at Kew Gardens which is always a cheering thought. 

RBG Kew (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew aka Kew Gardens)

Community Outreach Manager    


REF:  5541
FUNDING SOURCE: Capital funded (previously advertised on CS Vacs) 
HOURS OF WORK:  41 hours gross (36 hours net)
JOB STATUS:  2 year fixed term appointment / loan opportunity 
SALARY PER ANNUM:  Band D ??? HEO (salary from ??26,067)
DEPARTMENT AND LOCATION: Education Development, Public Engagement & Learning (PEL) Directorate


Joining our Educational Development team, this is an exciting opportunity to participate in the facilitation and development of a Learning and Participation Activity Plan for RBG Kew???s Temperate House Restoration Project (THRP). 

The project has received initial Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) support and in 2012 a stage two submission is required that will detail a five year activity plan to  show how ??2mn of activity will effectively re-energise and refocus community outreach and engagement across RBG Kew.  The plan will comprehensively show how the THRP will incorporate programmes, event and strategies to engage audiences including schools, community, and hard to reach groups.  It will also include detailed interpretive plans for the Temperate House area and propose plans for an extension of the volunteering programme at Kew

Working independently and as part of the key delivery team, this post will undertake a programme of complex research and consultation across key internal and external groups to develop individual strategy, costing, operational and procedural reports that will form key sections of the final Learning and Participation Activity Plan submission.

Educated to degree level in a relevant subject area, the post holder will have substantial experience working in community engagement and development focussed roles.  The post holder will also have experience of managing small to medium sized projects and offer strong experience in researching, preparing and presenting complex reports in a commercial context.

Leading consultation across internal stakeholder groups, external consultancies and community groups, the post holder will also require excellent oral and written communication skills and proven ability of proactively building and maintaining strong reciprocal networks and relationships.

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

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.  The post is funded independently of the HLF grant awarded.

Closing Date: Tuesday 3 January 2012, 5pm

Interview Date: TBC

How To Apply

1. Download and read the information below

Job Description, Person Specification and Additional Information (Word)

2. Complete an application form:

??         Application Form (Word)

??         Application Form (Adobe)

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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