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Posted: Friday, May 10th 2019
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Job Title:     Children's Garden Host x 10
Organisation:     Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Salary:     £18,589 p.a. (pro rata)
Type:     Part-Time Position (27 hours per week)
 Contract: Fixed Term
Location:     Richmond, England
Closing Date:     Monday, May 27th, 2019
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Job Description:
Children's Garden Host x 10
Salary: £18,589 per annum pro rata for an average of 27 hours per week
Hours of work: Annualised
Part-time hours per week: Average 27 hours per week
Number of vacancies: 10
Contract Type: Fixed Term (FTA) until November 2019
Location: Kew Gardens, Richmond

The Children's Garden Hosts will support visitors wishing to use the newly opened Children's Garden.

The hosts will manage the capacity of the Gardens, maintain our safeguarding policies as they apply to the Garden and ensure the safety and security of the Visitors.

More details
Kew is the world’s leading botanic gardens, at the forefront of plant and fungal science, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a major visitor attraction.

We want a world where plants and fungi are understood, valued and conserved – because our lives depend on them. 

We use the power of our science and the rich diversity of our gardens and collections to provide knowledge, inspiration and understanding of why plants and fungi matter to everyone. 

This will be a very busy role and the successful candidate will need to comfortably deal with groups, family visitors and capacity management. You'll also need to actively engage with a diverse audience, so great interpersonal skills and a positive attitude are essential in this role. 

This post will work on a roster of three working days followed by two days off. Shift lengths vary and cover the opening of the Garden from 10am to 8pm in early summer. Hosts work throughout the week including weekends and Bank Holidays.

Successful candidates will have experience working with public in a very busy leisure or retail environment preferably with an understanding of safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.

Please note that successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. 

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

Closing Date: 27/05/2019

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.
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