Content and Community Executive – Grow Wild (1 year FTC)

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Kew is a global resource for plant and fungal knowledge. Our unique combination of extensive collections, databases, scientific expertise and global partnerships gives us a leading role in facilitating access to fundamental plant and fungal information. The core purpose of our science stems from a simple but often overlooked truth: all our lives depend on plants and fungi.

The Grow Wild Content and Community Executive will deliver RBG Kew’s mission by creating and curating inspiring digital content that engages people in the wonder of UK native plants and fungi. The post will also be responsible for developing Grow Wild’s online community through our various social media channels.

Grow Wild is RBG Kew’s national outreach learning programme. It connects people across the UK to nature and each other by sharing UK native plants and fungi.

Grow Wild inspires children, young people and adults to take one million positive actions each year online and on-the-ground. Over 4.3 million people have taken part since 2012.

Grow Wild is supported by the Big Lottery Fund. It was publicly voted the UK’s Best Environment Project in the National Lottery Awards 2016 on BBC1. Details: www.growwilduk.com

The successful applicant will have excellent research, copywriting and editing skills, particularly for a digital environment, and will have experience commissioning content, including rich media. They will also have experience of successfully managing multiple social media accounts, with an intuitive grasp of how to maximise engagement and keep on top of emerging trends.

This Grow Wild role will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) and will be based Kew Gardens.

The salary will be £27,000 – £29,000 per annum, depending on skills and experience

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.

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.

Closing date: 15 July 2018

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To apply for this job please visit careers.kew.org.

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