Job Opportunities

IT opportunities

Are you an enthusiastic IT professional seeking an exciting opportunity to work on cutting edge projects for a world leading scientific and cultural institution? We could have the perfect position for you at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Kew is the pre-eminent botanical sciences institution with a globally recognised brand.  It is an excellent place to work with its offices set in one of the most beautiful locations in London (Kew Gardens) and West Sussex (Wakehurst Place) and offers an extremely generous benefits package including 30 days annual leave and flexible working arrangements.

Due to the restructure of the IT Department at Kew, opportunities now exist to work hands-on at the frontiers of biodiversity science specifically in applications development, information management, product management and IT operations to enable Kew to help answer some of the critical questions essential for better management of the planet's biological resources.


Kew is constantly engaged in the delivery of a wide variety of high profile, collaborative projects with partners from across the globe. We are currently recruiting for one such project, the Science and Horticulture Systems (SHS) project.  

The SHS project is a Government funded project tasked initially with developing a plant/fungal names backbone to underpin scientific endeavor at Kew. The project is using cutting edge open source technologies and is widely regarded as setting the benchmark for nomenclature and taxonomy in an active field of biodiversity informatics research.


Senior Business Analyst - SHS Project

SHS Senior Developers

IT Operations & Service Management
The IT Operations Team design, implement and support the platforms necessary to underpin the Organisation’s scientific systems, both internally and via the Internet. There are also a number of key Back Office systems that are delivered and supported.

This is an exciting time for the Operations Team as the IT infrastructure is currently in the process of being upgraded to further meet and extend the capabilities of all of our systems. With a mixture of open source and off the shelf products as well as cutting edge hardware systems the variety of work and exposure to new technologies make for a fascinating and challenging place to work.


PostgreSQL DBA – SHS

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

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria.