Schools and Groups Engagement Officer
Royal Horticultural Society
Wisley, Woking
5d ago

Join our RHS Schools and Groups Team

The RHS is a national charity with a mission to inspire everyone to grow, as it is vital to our wellbeing, the environment and the happiness of us all.

Through our Campaign for School Gardening, we provide schools and youth groups with hundreds of educational resources, exciting initiatives and projects, and a national training programme to help bring the outdoors to life.

The role of Schools and Groups Engagement Officer

This is an exciting new role within our team, which will support the development and delivery of a plan to grow participation and engagement with the RHS Campaign for School Gardening.

The post-holder will support the Engagement Manager on developing partnerships with schools and youth groups, and creating a network of ambassadors and advocates to champion the benefits of gardening.

They will be the first point of contact for schools and groups engaging with us and will manage our successful School Gardening Awards scheme which provides participants with rewards as they grow their skills and knowledge.

The post-holder will also support the Engagement Manager in co-creating and piloting new initiatives designed to help young people see and feel the benefits of the natural world.

We’re looking for someone with experience in working schools or youth groups, experience in creating educational resources or learning materials for these audiences and a good knowledge of the UK education system.

The right candidate will have excellent communication skills, the ability to manage relationships will a variety of stakeholders and strong customer service experience.

As well as supporting the Engagement Manager, the role will also work closely with others in the team to create exciting new ways of engaging with schools, and to measure the impacts of our programmes.

Details and Benefits

Hours : Full time, 37.5 hours a week

Salary : £30,000

Location : RHS Garden Wisley, Surrey with travel to schools across the UK and occasional travel to other RHS offices

Benefits

The RHS provides a number of great benefits for employees including :

  • Free parking for staff working at one of the five gardens
  • Free access to all RHS Gardens and Flower Shows
  • 20% discount on all RHS Retail
  • Discounted food and drink from the catering outlets at the gardens
  • Employee discounts at high street retailer and cash back scheme
  • 25 days’ holiday (increasing to 28 and 30 with service)
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Pension with employers’ contribution, which increases with length of service
  • Employee Assistance Programme for staff and immediate family
  • Monthly Garden magazine and access to gardening advice
  • Sponsorship for external studies
  • The RHS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all personnel to share in this commitment.

    We are an inclusive employer and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

    The closing date for applications is Sunday 19th September 2021.

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