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."
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
SALARY PER ANNUM:????26,067
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.
CLOSING DATE:??Wednesday 28 March 2012, 5pm
INTERVIEW DATE:??11 April 2012
How To Apply
1. Download and read the information below
2. Complete an application form:
3. Return your application ideally by email firstname.lastname@example.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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