*Closing tomorrow* RBG Kew, Education Dev Mgr, £32.4k, clos 17 June 2013 9am

Closing at 9am tomorrow, hurry hurry hurry 🙂

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Education Development Manager

Job description: JP_MAY2013_EducationDevelopmentManager

REF: 126
ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY: Internal  – External
HOURS OF WORK: 36 hours per week
JOB STATUS: Permanent
DIRECTORATE: Public Engagement and Learning


Kew is the world-leader in plant diversity science, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a major visitor attraction, that shows the importance of plants in all our lives. Kew’s mission is to inspire and deliver science-based plant conservation worldwide, enhancing the quality of life.

In this fulfilling role, you will provide the leadership and vision required to influence the development of the schools programme and externally funded projects for teachers, children and young people in formal education up to the age of 18. You will contribute to the professional training for teachers and technicians and represent Kew in the wider schools education community, maintaining and developing Kew’s growing reputation as a first class provider of out of school learning and professional development. Reporting to the Head of Participation, you will also lead a highly successful programme of activity with a strong track record in attracting external funding/income and support.

Qualified to degree level in biological science or a related discipline, you will have an excellent understanding of the development and implementation of professional training for teachers. A dedicated, creative and inspirational leader, you will have highly developed interpersonal, negotiating, research and project management skills, and a ‘can do’ approach to your work.Your track record of high quality educational content creation is essential, as are your excellent writing and editing skills across a range of media. You will be a natural at staff management and teaching/training/mentoring and will use your deep understanding of current policy, trends and audiences in the education space to be successful in this role.

Benefits include 30 days holiday per year, a choice of pensions, a flexible benefits scheme as well as a great working environment.

CLOSING DATE: 17th June 2013 at 9am

INTERVIEW DATE: w/c 1st July
How To Apply

1. Download and read the Job Profile.

Job Description, Person Specification and Additional Information (Word)

2. Complete an Application Form and an Equality and Diversity Form.

3. Return your completed Application Form and Equality and Diversity Form to jobs@kew.org. Please be advised that we do not accept applications by post.  If you have a disability or a special need that requires support please contact us on 020 8332 3135.

Guidance for applicants (Word)


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. Unfortunately we are unable to provide feedback on your application if you are not selected for an interview.

If you have any general queries please do not hesitate to call the recruitment team on 020 8332 3135.


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