Communications & Content Executive (Wakehurst)

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Apply before 11:55 pm on Sunday 2nd January 2022


Reference number



per annum (pro rata)


Executive Officer
Band C

Contract type

Fixed Term

Length of employment

25 months

Business area

RBGK - Wakehurst

Type of role

Communications / Marketing
Operational Delivery
Project Delivery

Working pattern


Number of posts



Haywards Heath, South East, RH17 6TN

About the job


We are looking for a creative and innovative Communications & Content Executive to provide crucial support to Wakehurst’s Marketing & Strategic Communications Group, ensuring impactful storytelling through PR and digital content that will drive engagement, visitation and brand awareness.

You will work with the Strategic Communications Manager to deliver dynamic communications for a broad range of activity including cultural events, pioneering science programmes and innovative horticultural projects. You will play a critical role in the efficient running of the press office function, facilitating media visits and filming opportunities and content gathering for Wakehurst’s presence on Kewnet, RBG Kew’s internal communications tool.

This role will also include coordination of Wakehurst’s digital content planning in close collaboration with the RBG Kew Digital Content team, and facilitating content production on the ground where necessary.

Job description

With recent experience in a communications role – ideally for a large visitor attraction or in the tourism, leisure, charity or arts sector – you will be able to demonstrate the successful creation and delivery of impactful PR campaigns. You will be confident in working as part of a busy press office, from creating press releases and using media databases, to supporting photocalls and press events.


Key will be your enthusiasm, creativity and initiative, combined with strong organisation skills to balance multiple tasks. A passion for uncovering stories and turning them into engaging content is essential – be it copy writing, briefing photography/film, or creating social media posts. In this multi-faceted, fast-paced team, it’s important that you enjoy collaborating with colleagues from different departments, helping drive projects forward to meet objectives and deadlines.

This role will involve occasional out-of-hours working and on call duties.


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.

Things you need to know


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People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

If you are interested in this position, please submit your application via the Kew Gardens website.

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.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
Further information on nationality requirements

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We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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