Community & Access Learning Manager - Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Type of job: 
full time
Closing date for applications: 
Sunday, 26 January, 2020
About the Job: 

Fixed term (FTA) 4 years

The Community and Access Learning Manager will join the Visitor Learning team to take a key role in the ongoing development and management of Kew’s community and access learning programmes, engaging audiences in learning about Kew Science and Horticulture and encouraging an ongoing connection with, and passion for Kew. 

With the Visitor Learning team you will support the development and delivery of a number of projects that form part of the Temperate House Activity Plan ensuring they are innovative in approach, represent best practice in the field, and build towards sustainable relationships and long-term audience engagement.

Kew is the world’s leading botanic gardens, at the forefront of plant and fungal science, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a major visitor attraction.

We want a world where plants and fungi are understood, valued and conserved – because our lives depend on them.

We use the power of our science and the rich diversity of our gardens and collections to provide knowledge, inspiration and understanding of why plants and fungi matter to everyone.

You will be an energetic, proactive individual with in-depth experience and knowledge of community, visitor learning and access audiences, programming and delivery.

Your strategic and practical approach to audience and programme development will enable you to oversee and support the community and access programme coordinators to develop and deliver new, sustainable, and engaging learning opportunities for our audiences. Your collaborative approach will ensure these programmes fit within, and complement, the wider Visitor Learning team mission.

Your exceptional communication skills and excellent project management and budgeting skills will enable you to manage multiple projects simultaneously, whilst building an outstanding Community and Access Learning programme which gains both internal and external awareness and recognition.

You will have a clear understanding about issues surrounding social inclusion and access and be committed to supporting Kew’s responsibilities towards safeguarding of children. This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

The Activity Plan is a deliverable of the Heritage Lottery Fund programme to restore Kew’s Temperate House, the largest surviving Victorian glasshouse in the world. 

Our fantastic benefits package includes opportunities for continuous learning, a generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working to help you maintain a healthy work-life balance, an Employee Assistance Programme and other wellbeing support such as cycle to work scheme and discounted gym membership. We also offer a competitive pension, an employee discount scheme and free entry into a wide range of national museums and galleries, as well as access to our own beautiful gardens at Kew and Wakehurst.

If you are interested in this position, please visit our website for more information and to apply.

Closing Date: 26/01/2020

Interviews are planned for Monday 10th February.

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.

No agencies please.

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