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Plant Centre Assistant 152 views

Job Overview

  • Job Type 30 hours per week
  • Salary Offer £20,657 per annum
  • Job Location Sussex
  • Region South East

2 x vacancies

This is an exciting opportunity to join the team at Wakehurst ahead of the launch of our new retail plant centre on 1st May 2021.

Our new plant centre will provide an enticing and welcoming space that integrates plant sales into the visitor experience, commercial offer, and wider landscape. It will become a seamless part of the brand experience, driving new audiences to site as well as supporting and inspiring an interest in plants and fungi.

We are looking for experienced, enthusiastic, and dedicated individuals with a passion for plants, retail and customer service who can thrive in a fast-paced retail environment.

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.

To be successful in this role, you will need to be self-motivated and energetic, have a passion for plants and an eye for creating exciting, detailed displays. Ideally from a horticultural or retail background you will deliver exceptional customer service, sharing your knowledge to advise customers on their plant choices and garden related queries.

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.

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

Closing Date: 25/04/2021

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.

Only candidates can apply for this job.
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