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Conservation Partnership Coordinator (Wakehurst, West Sussex)

Posted: 10 Nov 2019 Closes: 24 Nov 2019
South East £38,200 - £38,200
Permanent & Full-time defra/20191110141227

The Conservation Partnership Coordinator for Oceania and Europe will manage Kew’s seed conservation work across these regions. The role entails working in partnership with a range of organisations and individuals to deliver Kew’s existing seed conservation projects, and to develop new ones. This provides an exciting opportunity to make a real difference to plant conservation outcomes in these areas.


The Conservation Partnership Coordinator for Oceania and Europe will manage Kew’s seed conservation work across these regions. The role entails working in partnership with a range of organisations and individuals to deliver Kew’s existing seed conservation projects, and to develop new ones. This provides an exciting opportunity to make a real difference to plant conservation outcomes in these areas.

Responsibilities

Educated to at least degree level and with a proven background in project management in a similar context, you will be a team player who can also work on your own initiative. With a grounding in botanical and taxonomic knowledge, an understanding of international plant conservation and ex situ conservation, you will be able to design and implement your own projects in this area.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, in addition to the ability to manage conflicting priorities, are essential. A working knowledge of a European or Pacific language is desirable.

Benefits

Benefits

We offer a fantastic range of benefits including a broad range of Learning and Development opportunities, with access to the Civil Service training curriculum, generous annual leave entitlement for new starters, family friendly policies, a choice of competitive pensions and flexible benefits scheme as well as free entry into a wide range of national museums and galleries.

Things you need to know

Security

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

Selection process details

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.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Working for the Civil Service

Please note this Post is NOT regulated by the Civil Service Commission.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs

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