Job Opportunities

Job title: Retail Sales Assistant

ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY: Internal & External

HOURS OF WORK: Part Time (between 11 and 15 hours)

JOB STATUS: Permanent and seasonal roles avaliable

SALARY PER HOUR: £7.63 per hour (rising to 8.52 subject to successful completion of induction)

DIRECTORATE: Public Programmes, Enterprises

LOCATION: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Richmond


The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is world renowned as a place of tranquil beauty, picturesque gardens and historic buildings with an emphasis on science, education and conservation. 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 a number of part-time vacancies within our Retail team based in our two main gift shops, with both permanent and seasonal contracts available.  
You will join the shop floor team, actively selling a wide range of gifts, books and plants to visitors and interacting with customers both face-to-face and on the telephone. You will help ensure our products are presented to the highest standards and deliver excellent customer service, enabling us to deliver maximum profit for Kew.   

You will be an enthusiastic and flexible team player, with excellent communication skills and a flair for customer service.     

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

CLOSING DATE: 25 September 2013 at 12pm

INTERVIEW DATE: 4 October 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.