[Job, W Sussex] Kew Gardens, Native Seed Hub Project Co-ord, ??26k, clos 28 March 2012

I'm taking a punt on this one as it sounds pretty interesting although it's not necessarily likely to be pegged as a very scicomm-ish job. There's a bit of technical report writing and I spotted this in the 'desirable' bit of the attached job description / person specification: ??"Ability to write scientific and technical papers for publication in peer reviewed journals."


Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew / RBGKew)
UK Native Seed Hub Project Co-ordinator

UK Native Seed Hub Project Co-ordinator ??


ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY:??External & Internal Candidates may apply

HOURS OF WORK:??Full Time (36 hours net)

JOB STATUS:??3 Year Fixed Term Appointment


DIRECTORATE:??Conservation, Living Collections and Estates

DEPARTMENT/SECTION:??Seed Conservation Department (SCD), Conservation & Technology

LOCATION:??Millennium Seed Bank, Wakehurst Place, West Sussex


As Kew???s UK Native Seed Hub (UKNSH) Project Co-ordinator you will help deliver RBG Kew???s mission by contributing to RBG Kew???s Breathing Planet Programme strategies 5 (seed banking), 6 (restoration ecology) and 7 (public awareness).??
You will co-ordinate the activities of a cross departmental team based at Wakehurst Place responsible for delivering the annual targets of the UKNSH, one of the strategic priorities for the Millennium Seed Bank Partnershipand Wakehurst Place. You will contribute to strategic planning and seek new business opportunities by networking with government departments, NGO???s, conservation and restoration organisations, and the commercia
l sector and you will provide professional and technical advice to clients and collaborators who use products and services of the UKNSH.??Your efforts will contribute to restoring the UK???s ecological network through the provision of high quality seed stocks, professional and technical advice and support services to the commercial seed sector.

You will also co-ordinate the production of an online trading platform, website and other media products to promote UKNSH services, handle enquiries and increase public awareness.

You will have knowledge and working experience of UK plant diversity and plant ecology. A relevant science degree or equivalent academic qualification and experience of working in the environment sector including the provision of plant-based ecological advice is essential. You will possess project management and team-working skills and be customer focused.

Your excellent written communication and analytical skills will be needed to produce accurate technical reports and business plans.??

Your influencing and negotiation skillswill be key to this role, especially in stakeholder and business management meetings. You will have excellent face to face communication and presentation skills and will be able to provide high quality technical advice to clients and collaborators.??

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.

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

CLOSING DATE:??Wednesday 28 March 2012, 5pm

INTERVIEW DATE:??11 April 2012


How To Apply

1. Download and read the information below

Job Description, Person Specification and Additional Information (Word)

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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