Job title: Director of Corporate Services
ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY: Internal and External candidates may apply
HOURS OF WORK: Full time
JOB STATUS: Permanent
SALARY PER ANNUM: SCS 1 pay band range
LOCATION: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (RBG Kew) is a world famous scientific organisation, internationally respected for its outstanding living collection of plants and Herbarium as well as its scientific expertise in plant diversity, conservation and sustainable development in the UK and around the world. It is also a major international visitor attraction, attracting nearly 2 million visitors a year, and one of the largest organisations of its type in the world. Kew Gardens was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003 and celebrated its 250th anniversary in 2009.
Following the adoption of a five year strategic business plan in early 2012 and the appointment of a new Director in September 2012, Kew is looking for exceptional candidates for the post of Director of Corporate Services.
The Director Corporate Services will be a key member of the Executive Board, reporting to the Director and providing leadership to around 120 staff. The post-holder will deliver excellence in strategic and operational business support across a number of key areas including finance, procurement, IT, HR, legal and estates.
This is a senior appointment calling for an individual who can point to a successful track record in management within corporate services - especially in strategic financial decision making, financial planning and performance management. Experience of having responsibility for significant budgets will be crucial as will proven experience in shaping, leading and implementing change. The role will be based at RBG Kew’s main site in South West London.
For more information, including how to apply, please refer to the website of Saxton Bampfylde, our employment agency advisor, at www.saxbam.com/jobs using job reference AASPB. Alternatively, email AASPB@saxbam.com or telephone +44 (0) 207 227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should arrive no later than noon on Friday 22nd February 2013.
CLOSING DATE: Friday 22 February 2013, 12 noon
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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