The following vacancies are currently available at the Garden:
Chelsea Physic Garden has existed on the bank of the Thames since 1673 with a mission to demonstrate the importance of medicinal and herbal plants to the well-being of humankind. It has a successful education programme and also welcomes 50,000 visitors through the gates each year.
Financially self-supporting, the Garden’s challenge for the future is to reinforce its relevance and popularity, whilst also strengthening its diverse income streams.
The Head of Marketing and Commercial is responsible for the development and implementation of a Marketing and Commercial Plan for the Garden. They will drive customer satisfaction, improve commercial income, and ensure the success of retail, the café and the Friends scheme.
Preferably with a background in heritage or tourism marketing, the successful candidate will be a confident multi-channel marketer; commercially astute and able to demonstrate their proven skills in and understanding of income generation in the not-for-profit or charitable sector.
Terms and Conditions:
This post reports to the Director and Curator and is responsible for two direct Line Reports and freelance contractor(s).
Permanent full-time post, working an average 35 hours per week over 5 days. Occasional evening, weekend and bank holiday working will be a requirement of the post.
Based at 66 Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 with travel within London and occasionally elsewhere.
Salary: circa £30,000
Application by CV and covering letter indicating how your skills and experience are directly relevant to the role and why you have made an application, please email to email@example.com
Closing date: Monday 13 April 2015
Interview date: Wednesday 22 April 2015
This traineeship, commencing in May 2015, will give the successful candidate a chance to experience the various aspects of working in a small botanic garden, gaining experience in practical horticulture and the management of a unique plant collection, with scientific research and educational applications, both outdoors and under glass. Download the full job description here.
To apply for this position please fully complete the application form and send this, along with a CV and covering letter outlining how you consider your skills and experience are suitable for this role and your reasons for applying for the position to: firstname.lastname@example.org, alternatively by post to Nick Bailey, Head Gardener, Chelsea Physic Garden, 66 Royal Hospital Road, London SW3 4HS. Applications for the post close on the 10th April 2015.
Selected applicants will be invited to attend a formal interview on 20th April 2015 including undertaking a short gardening skills and plant identification test (please bring suitable workwear, including safety boots).
For further information please phone: 0207 3496454 or email Nick Bailey, Head Gardener
This full time role will assist in the maintenance of an intensively cultivated botanical garden, taking responsibility for areas as required and will manage all aspects of the Garden’s living collections database. For full information please download the job Description
To apply for this position please fully complete the application form and send this, along with a CV and covering letter outlining how you consider your skills and experience are suitable for this role and your reasons for applying for the position to:
email@example.com, alternatively by post to Nick Bailey, Head Gardener, Chelsea Physic Garden, 66 Royal Hospital Road, London SW3 4HS. Applications for the post close on the 6 April.
Interviews for this post will take place on 28th April 2015 at Chelsea Physic Garden.