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Science Strategy Development Officer (2 days per week, 3 months FTC)

Posted: 3 Dec 2019 Closes: 31 Dec 2019
London £22,500
Fixed term & Part time defra/20191203180915

We are looking for an enthusiastic project development officer on a part-time basis, initially two days a week until the end of the financial year, to support the organization and delivery of strategy development workshops and to liaise across Kew directorates as we enter the consultation phase for the next Science Strategy.


In 2015 the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, launched its first ever Science Strategy to steer the delivery of Kew’s scientific vision for five years. As the current strategy is nearing the end of its coverage period of 2015-2020, a major project has now commenced to collaboratively develop the next Science Strategy for 2021-2025.

It is a very exciting time to join Kew’s Science Director’s office and to help us build on our world-class national and international contribution to safeguarding biodiversity and investigating plants and fungi, on which we all depend.

Responsibilities

In 2015 the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, launched its first ever Science Strategy to steer the delivery of Kew’s scientific vision for five years. As the current strategy is nearing the end of its coverage period of 2015-2020, a major project has now commenced to collaboratively develop the next Science Strategy for 2021-2025.

It is a very exciting time to join Kew’s Science Director’s office and to help us build on our world-class national and international contribution to safeguarding biodiversity and investigating plants and fungi, on which we all depend.

Benefits

Benefits

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 access to our own beautiful gardens at Kew and Wakehurst.

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 CV and covering letter 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.

Please note applicants must already have the Right to Work in the UK as we are not able to offer sponsorship for this position.

Interviews are planned for January 2020

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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