Job Opportunities

Job title: Events Operations Assistant


ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY: Internal/external

HOURS OF WORK: Zero hours

JOB STATUS: Permanent

SALARY PER ANNUM: Hourly rate - £10.42

DIRECTORATE: Business and Corporate Services

LOCATION: Royal Botanic Gardens, Richmond


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. RBG Kew Enterprises Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kew Gardens whose key objective is to maximise revenue through its commercial activities.

We currently have opportunities in our Events and Venue Hire Operations Team for individuals to work flexible hours as required by the business. As Events Operations Assistant you will help ensure the smooth-running of a range of private events taking place within the Gardens, including weddings. Helping to oversee and co-ordinate the logistics of the event and liaising closely with caterers and other contractors, you will deliver an excellent standard of customer service for the client and ensure high standards of quality are maintained in all aspects of the event.

If you have a flair for customer service, proven organisational skills and excellent attention to detail then we would like to hear from you. A background in the delivery of events would be advantageous, however full training will be given.

You will be required to work weekends and evenings on a regular basis.

CLOSING DATE: Monday 20 May 2013 at 12pm

INTERVIEW DATE: Interview sessions will be held on Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th May 2013

How To Apply

1. Download and read the Job Profile.

Job Description, Person Specification and Additional Information (Word)

2. Complete an Application Form (including the 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.


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.