Job Opportunities

Job title: Senior Press Officer


REF: 821

ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY: External & Internal

HOURS OF WORK: Full time- 36 hours net

JOB STATUS: Permanent

SALARY PER ANNUM: Starting salary is up to £29,999 depending on skills and experience

DIRECTORATE: Public Engagement and Learning

LOCATION: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew


The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is a world famous scientific and horticultural organisation, internationally respected for its expertise in scientific research and conservation in the UK and around the world. Kew Gardens is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the UK’s leading visitor attractions, offering a varied programme including vibrant festivals, summer concerts and art exhibitions.

We have an opportunity for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual, who will be able to turn their hand to promoting Kew’s visitor experience and horticulture, as well as our role in plant science and conservation.

You will have a degree, excellent communications skills and proven experience working in a busy and proactive press office. When you join, our summer programme of events will be underway and you will need to hit the ground running. You will need to be able cope with high volumes of work, often under pressure, and you will need to be highly organised, with meticulous attention to detail. Creativity is a must.

As a high achieving team, we can offer a wide variety of stimulating projects, and a beautiful working environment. There is never a dull moment!

Benefits include 30 days holiday per year, a choice of defined benefit or stakeholder pension and a flexible benefits scheme.


CLOSING DATE: 5 July 2013 at 10am

INTERVIEW DATE: W/C 15 July 2013

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.