Job Opportunities

Job title: Community Engagement Officer

REF: 5125

ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY: Internal / external


JOB STATUS: Fixed term appointment until April 2016

SALARY PER ANNUM: £22,056 - £25,382pa dependent on experience

DIRECTORATE: Public Programmes



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. 

Funded by a major grant from the Big Lottery Fund, Grow Wild is an ambitious mass-participation programme that aims to inspire people – especially disadvantaged young people – to do something positive for where they live by sowing UK native wild flowers. The programme aims to reach 30 million people and to get 3 million people to take direct action by 2017. To achieve these goals, we need to work in close partnership with household name organisations. It will be you role to support these partnerships and proactively work within the team to encourage participation in the programme.

You will need to have a proven track record of supporting a team to deliver large-scale projects with multiple stakeholder involvement. A highly organised individual with the enthusiasm and motivation to juggle a varied and demanding workload while maintaining an ordered approach to tasks, you will be an excellent communicator, quick to pick up new concepts and have a keen eye for detail. Experience of working with the National Lottery or a grant giving body would be desirable as would a keen interest in science.

Benefits include 30 days holiday per year, a choice of pensions, a flexible benefits scheme as well as a great working environment.

CLOSING DATE: 11th November 2013 at 10am.


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)

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