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Patrons officer

Job title: Patrons Officer

ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY: Internal & External

HOURS OF WORK: Full time- 37 hours per week

JOB STATUS: Permanent

SALARY PER ANNUM: circa £25,000- £27,000

DIRECTORATE: Foundation & Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

LOCATION:Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 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.  The Foundation and Friends of the RBG Kew, working as an integral part of Kew Gardens, is the charity responsible for fundraising and developing relationships with individual, corporate and foundation donors for Kew Gardens.

Kew Foundation are looking for a Patrons Officer to manage the day-to-day running of Kew Foundation’s Patrons programme. You will work with colleagues to ensure that prospective Patrons are identified and that, once converted by the Major Giving (MG) team, they are properly stewarded.  You will also ensure the highest retention rate. You will also administer all activities related to American Society (AMSOC), including relationships with AMSOC Directors, donors and prospects.

You will have experience with fundraising from individuals and face to face interaction with donors and supporters.  You will have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, verbal and written and excellent organisational skills, with the ability to meet deadlines.  You will also have the ability to use a sophisticated fundraising database and a high degree of personal initiative and enthusiasm.

Kew Foundation offers an excellent benefits package including 25 days annual leave (raising to 30 days with service), 6% employer contributed pension, life insurance, free access to most museums, childcare vouchers and cycle to work scheme.

CLOSING DATE: 28th March 2014 at 12:00 pm


How To Apply

1. Download and read the Job Profile.

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


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 notselected for an interview.If you have any general queries please do not hesitate to call the recruitment team on 020 8332 3135.



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