Job Opportunities

Job title: Development Administration Assistant

DAYS OF WORK: Full-time (5 days per week)

JOB STATUS: Permanent

DIRECTORATE: Foundation & Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

LOCATION:Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Richmond


The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (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.

Kew Foundation are looking for a Development Administrative Assistant to provide administrative and operational support to the Kew Foundation office, CEO and the fundraising team.  This role will manage all office administration, and well as acting as Kew Foundation’s Health & Safety Representative. The role also requires providing support to the CEO and fundraising team by organising meetings, diary management and providing support for events.

The right candidate will have substantial exposure within an administrative role, excellent time management skills with the ability to manage a diverse workload with often conflicting priorities, and excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Kew Foundation offers an excellent benefits package including 25 days annual leave (raising to 30 days with service), 6% employer contributed pension, life insurance, free access to most museums, childcare vouchers and cycle to work scheme.

CLOSING DATE: 17 March 2014 at 12:00pm


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 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.