Job Opportunities

Job title:

School and Family Learning Programme Development Officer


ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY: Internal / External


JOB STATUS: Casual (9 months maternity cover)

SALARY PER ANNUM: £23,387 (Band C)

DIRECTORATE: Public Engagement and Learning



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. 

The purpose of this role is to help provide a broad, high-quality learning programme at Kew Gardens, which spans all levels of education and includes a very successful continuing professional development programme for teachers and technicians. Supporting the development and implementation of innovative approaches to learning, you will supervise approximately 45 school volunteers and represent the organisation at external meetings and events,

A degree, or equivalent, is essential (preferably in a related subject such as Biology, Education or the Environment) and you will have experience of teaching or delivering education programmes. An understanding of plant science, natural history, conservation and learning environments is required and you will have experience of child health and safety and welfare. You will also have an up-to-date knowledge and awareness of the national curriculum and ideally have a teaching qualification.

With excellent communication, leadership and organisational skills, you must be able to work with a wide range of ages and abilities.

The post holder will be subject to a CRB Disclosure check.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post.

CLOSING DATE: 5th April 2013 at 12:00


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.