Jobs and volunteering

Search the latest job vacancies, find out about volunteering, apprenticeship and student opportunities and apply online.

We believe in studying, conserving and spreading appreciation for the world's plants and fungi.

We need passionate individuals like you to conduct cutting-edge research, stimulate curiosity and debate, cultivate beautiful gardens and inspire the public to a life-long love of plants and fungi. 

You could be part of a team helping to solve critical challenges like climate change, food security and biodiversity loss.

Everything we do is geared towards supporting this vital cause.

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Work, study or volunteer with us and become part of our global mission.

Find out more about careers at Kew

Be part of the team

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    How to apply

    Find out about the steps involved when applying to be part of the team.

    The application process
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    Our benefits

    We offer a range of benefits and opportunities during your career. 

    Our benefits package
  • How we recruit

    Find out how the methods and tools we use to approach recruitment and selection.

    Our approach

Get in touch

You can contact us at any time at

Please include the job title in the subject line of the email.

If you don’t feel that any of our current vacancies are right for you, why not sign up for our job alerts or take a look at our volunteering opportunities?

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Information for agencies

As a charity, we aim to recruit in-house wherever possible to keep costs down. This means we don’t tend to use agencies for our recruitment.

If your agency has been appointed and you need to help using our recruitment portal, contact