External Affairs and Engagement Officer – Richmond, Greater London

External Affairs and Engagement Officer

Kew Gardens

Richmond, Greater London


Experience working in a busy team delivering projects and or events is essential for this role. Knowing what level of support is required to meet deadlines, as well as managing data correctly and efficiently is a must. The successful candidate also needs to have demonstrated some experience of working with senior level stakeholders and an understanding of the required protocols. A solid understanding of all basic office administration processes and packages and a keen eye for detail is also essential for this role. The successful candidate should also have a general interest in the issues we are facing in protecting nature, the environment and plant science in order to work confidently in this space.

This role is based at Kew with the option of regular home working, subject to operational requirements.

Interviews planned for w/c 17th April.



The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (RBG Kew) is a leading plant science institute, UNESCO World Heritage Site, and major visitor attraction. Our mission is to understand and protect plants and fungi for the well-being of people and the future of all life on Earth.

We are working to end the unprecedented extinction crisis and to help create a world where nature is protected, valued by all and managed sustainably. We will achieve these goals by drawing on our leading scientific research, unrivalled collections of plants and fungi, global network of partners, inspirational gardens at Kew and Wakehurst, and our 260 years of history.

Join us on our journey as protectors of the world’s plants and fungi. 

The salary will be £28,249 – £29,000 per annum, depending on skills and experience.

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 submit your application through the online portal, by clicking “Apply for this job”.

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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