Job Opportunities

Job title: PA to Head of Seed Conservation Department


REF: 3002

ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY: Internal and External candidates can apply

HOURS OF WORK: 36 hours net

JOB STATUS: Permanent



LOCATION: Wakehurst Place, West Sussex


Kew is the world-leader in plant diversity science. Kew’s mission is to inspire and deliver science-based plant conservation worldwide, enhancing the quality of life. 

The main purpose of the role is to assist in the smooth running of the Seed Conservation Department and Millennium Seed Bank, ensuring that operational and strategic administrative support is provided in an effective and professional manner. Your duties will include secretarial support, diary management, arranging extensive international travel arrangements and the collation of papers in preparation for meetings.

With five GCSEs, or equivalent, you will hold a formal secretarial qualification (e.g. PSC) or be able to demonstrate significant experience in administrative secretarial practices, including minute taking and using Microsoft office.

With excellent oral and written communication skills, you will have proven experience in working at Director level, a high level of integrity and discretion, and the ability to work under your own initiative on a day-to-day basis.

Salary is from £17,729 per annum and benefits include 30 days holiday per year, a choice of pensions, a flexible benefits scheme as well as a great working environment.


CLOSING DATE: 21 June 2013 at 10am

INTERVIEW DATE: Week commencing 21 July 2013

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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.

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