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Job title: Project Director, Temperate House Precinct Project



HOURS OF WORK: 36 hours (net) per week

JOB STATUS: Five years fixed term contract


DIRECTORATE: Executive Directorate

LOCATION: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Richmond


The Royal Botanic Gardens, 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.
Once the largest plant house in the world and now the world's largest surviving Victorian glass structure, the Temperate House is one of the jewels in Kew’s crown. Designed by Decimus Burton, one of the most famous architects of his time, the House was finally completed in 1898 after 38 years of construction.

We are now seeking an experienced Project Director to oversee an ambitious £34m, 5-year programme encompassing a major refurbishment of the Grade I listed building, the temporary relocation of its horticulture, and the delivery of a major activity and education programme.

This is a live and fully funded project,  requiring a dynamic and strategic leader with a proven track record of success in leading and delivering complex conservation and restoration programmes.  You will bring substantial experience of successful client-side leadership and programme management of multi-stakeholder and multi-discipline projects, communicating solutions to complex issues. 

Working in an exceptional and fascinating environment, this is a unique opportunity to develop your career and global profile by taking forward Kew ’s world-leading work in conservation and sustainability.

CLOSING DATE: Friday 7th June 2013

INTERVIEW DATE: Please see the Information pack below

How To Apply

For full details of the role please click on the link to the information pack. For further information, including how to apply, please refer to the website of , our employment agency advisor, quoting reference 14975. Having read the information pack, for an informal, confidential discussion, please contact Cathryn Evans on 020 7932 4330 or James Greengrass on 020 7932 4286.

Information pack and details of how to apply