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Current jobs in the Botanic Garden at the University of Cambridge.
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Coordinator: Collections - Connections - Communities (Fixed Term)

Fri, 23/02/2024 - 00:00

Using our collections to help solve the problems of our time

The University's collections ¿ across its museums, galleries, libraries, archives, Departments and other research centres ¿ are a superb yet under-used resource. Together, these collections offer new ways to analyse, understand and help solve some of the greatest societal challenges we face today. Collections ¿ Connections ¿ Communities (CCC) is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University, which draws together expertise to promote innovative collections-based research for, and with, communities in our region and beyond.

As CCC Research Coordinator, you will help set our strategic goals and ensure they are met. You will undertake pro-active engagement with potential research collaborators, communities and audiences; you will coordinate a programme of events and manage and develop our website and social media content; map collections and contribute to scoping of a cross-Cambridge collections discovery portal. You will support the governance and administration of the Initiative, including convening and coordinating the meetings of our Steering Group. You will play a key role in developing of the Strategic Research Initiative into a fully-fledged Interdisciplinary Research Centre by the end of the four-year position, including identifying and convening key stakeholders, and coordinating and supporting the writing of major grants to awarding bodies such as Leverhulme and the European Research Council.

Working closely with colleagues within the University of Cambridge, as well as with partners nationally and internationally, you will support the development and implementation of projects, including through the workshopping of ideas to identify priority themes and partnerships, contribute to funding applications, and assist with subsequent reporting requirements, including around budgets and impact. For example, current programmes include the new AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Programme (Collections and Communities in the East of England (CC-EE)); a funding scheme for Participatory Research Grants; and the project African Collections Futures, which is producing a strategic assessment of University of Cambridge collections from, and pertaining to, Africa.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 4 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a security check.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

For any questions relating to this recruitment please contact admin@botanic.cam.ac.uk

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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Friends Administrator [AVH]

Fri, 09/02/2024 - 00:00

We are looking for an experienced administrator to run the Botanic Garden's Friends' membership scheme.

With over 8,000 members, excellent database skills are required to look after renewals, new members and answer queries. A friendly and unflappable telephone manner and good written communication skills are essential. The post holder will also be responsible for producing a Friends Newsletter (3 times a year), monthly e-news to Friends, running a year-round programme of events and organising an annual lecture. You must be able to manage your own work priorities and be confident in making informed decisions, seeking assistance as needed.

The post sits within small, friendly Botanic Garden Administration Team and reports to the Departmental Administrator.

Please see Further Particulars for full information, including Person Specification.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

For any questions relating to this recruitment please contact admin@botanic.cam.ac.uk

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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Receptionist [Temporary Cover] (Part Time)

Tue, 30/01/2024 - 00:00

We are looking to recruit a maternity cover Visitor Services Receptionist, 32.5 hours per week within the Visitor Services Team of the Botanic Garden, Monday to Friday.

The purpose of the role is to provide a reception service for the Department providing a welcoming and efficient service to visitors and staff and to run the Botanic Garden's Enquiry Point, as a member of the Visitor Services team.

The successful candidate will be the first point of call for visitors to the Botanic Garden's offices, as a hub for all telephone calls and e-mails arriving through our dedicated Enquiry Point, replying to general enquiries and forwarding to other staff for reply as appropriate. Responsible for the distribution of mail and receipt of deliveries, additional administration support for all areas of the Department, including Administration and Finance teams.

Interviews - week commencing 11 March 2024 Expected start date - week commencing 1 April 2024.

Temporary cover: This post is fixed-term for 1 years or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

For any questions relating to this recruitment please contact admin@botanic.cam.ac.uk

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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Head of Learning

Tue, 02/01/2024 - 00:00

As the Head of Learning at the Garden, you will have oversight and responsibility in delivering a dynamic range of educational programs, including adult education, interpretation, community outreach, school programs, higher education, further education learning, and family events.

Your role involves managing our learning team in delivering over 60 innovative adult education courses and workshops and coordinating more than 400 school visits annually (both assisted and unassisted). You will also be directly responsible for the strategic planning, development, and execution of the adult learning program. As a key member of the Garden's senior leadership team, you will actively participate in strategic discussions, aiding the Director in achieving the Garden's overall objectives and targets.

You will lead an experienced, dedicated, and fun-loving Learning Team, and possess the leadership, ambition, and creativity to further develop our learning and outreach programmes. You will help develop and grow the team through application to external funding sources. You will seek to play a sector-leading role in the context of the national and global botanic garden networks and have a keen knowledge and understanding of leading-edge learning approaches from the museum, garden, and heritage landscape more broadly. You will collaborate with the gardens and museum sector more broadly to promote collections and horticulture-based learning and outreach.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (enhanced with children's barred list).

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

For any questions relating to this recruitment please contact admin@botanic.cam.ac.uk

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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Finance Administrator - Receivables (Part Time)

Wed, 20/12/2023 - 00:00

This post is available for between 22 and 29 hours (3-4 days) per week. Working Pattern and hours to be agreed with the successful candidate.

We are seeking a Finance Assistant responsible for the Accounts Receivable activities of the Botanic Garden. Working within a small team, the successful candidate will support the Finance Manager, and be responsible for the day-to-day Accounts Receivable functions, including invoicing, managing direct debits, and checking the University BACS listing to claim income, as well as required record keeping and reporting.

Having the required experience, skills and qualifications outlined in the Person Specification (see Further Particulars), the role holder provides key support within the Garden's Finance Team.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

For any questions relating to this recruitment please contact admin@botanic.cam.ac.uk

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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Finance Coordinator (Part Time)

Wed, 20/12/2023 - 00:00

Reporting to, and deputising for the Finance Manager this role works as part of the Botanic Garden's Finance Team. The role provides expertise, key support and advice on finance matters.

Having the required experience, skills and qualifications outlined in the Person Specification (see Further Particulars), the role holder provides expertise, key support and advice to the Department on finance matters.

The role holder will support the Director, Assistant Director and Finance Manager in the financial management of the Garden and it's activities and will include development and the implementation of new financial systems and departmental initiatives.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

For any questions relating to this recruitment please contact admin@botanic.cam.ac.uk

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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Weekend Horticultural Assistant (Part Time)

Wed, 13/12/2023 - 00:00

We are looking to appoint a part-time weekend horticultural assistant working Friday to Sunday with a seasonal variation in hours, averaging 18.5 per week.

The successful candidate will be a qualified time horticulturist who can demonstrate practical skills and experience, relevant to working with a glasshouse/nursery collection. They will work with the Glasshouse and Nursery and Experimental teams on a Friday, to ascertain and prioritise work required during the weekend, in particular within the Glasshouse Range. On Saturday and Sunday the role holder will be responsible for carrying out the agreed work and supervise one of seven Trainee Horticultural Technicians, working on a weekend duty rota.

The work and responsibilities will vary throughout the year according to seasonal requirements. The weather will determine the amount of essential watering required at weekends and additional horticultural duties will be allocated to fall back on if time allows. There is a seasonal variation in hours on Saturday and Sunday.

SEE FURTHER PARTICULARS FOR FULL DETAILS, INCLUDING PERSON SPECIFICATION.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

For any questions relating to this recruitment please contact admin@botanic.cam.ac.uk

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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Visitor Services Assistant (Part Time)

Wed, 13/12/2023 - 00:00

We are looking to recruit a Visitor Services Assistant to join the Visitor Services Team of the Botanic Garden. Working pattern to include at least one Saturday or Sunday per week plus three variable days and all Bank Holidays.

Responsible to the Head of Visitor Services, the Visitor Services Assistant team provide excellent front of house service. They welcome visitors, staff the ticket offices, sell publications and membership, patrol the Garden to ensure the safety and security of its collections, buildings and visitors, ensure public areas are clean and fully stocked, and assist in setting up rooms for events and activities. Includes working outside and undertaking practical tasks in a wide variety of weather conditions.

The candidate should be educated to at least GCSE level standard or equivalent and be committed to providing first-class visitor service. Previous experience of cash-handling and cash tills is required and the ability to deal with people at all levels.

See Further Particulars for full details.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

For any questions relating to this recruitment please contact admin@botanic.cam.ac.uk

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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Trainee Horticultural Technician

Tue, 12/12/2023 - 00:00

Fixed-term: 7 September 2025.

Each year vacancies under the Trainee Technician scheme are available for people wishing to pursue a career in horticulture by gaining practical experience. The training is for a period of one year starting at the beginning of September. Based within the 40-acre Botanic Garden, the trainees are able to learn and perform the wide range of horticultural skills that are required to maintain a diverse collection of over 8,000 plants, which is of international importance. The scheme is demanding and is intended for those wishing to gain experience in practical horticulture, collection management and plantsmanship. Trainees are part of the staff of the Botanic Garden and receive a salary.

Trainees who successfully complete the scheme will be awarded a Certificate of Higher Education in Practical Horticulture and Plantsmanship by the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education, which works closely with the Botanic Garden. This award attracts 120 credits (Credit Accumulation Transfer [CAT] Points) at FHEQ level 4 (first-year undergraduate level). By the end of the course, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the roles of botanic gardens
  2. Discuss and review issues relating to plant diversity and conservation
  3. Demonstrate their ability and skill to cultivate and manage plant collections according to scientific principles

The trainees work with experienced Garden staff and rotate between the horticultural sections in the Garden, enabling them to experience how the management of each section changes with the seasons. The trainees form a significant proportion of the Garden's workforce and are central to its horticultural operations. The practical training is augmented by a weekly programme including talks, seminars, demonstrations and plant identifications. Trainees must attend all teaching sessions during the year in order to complete the qualification. There is an emphasis on plant diversity, basic taxonomic training and plant identification utilising the plant collections. For non-UK settled workers, please note that the skill level of this role would not be high enough to support a Skilled Worker visa.

See FURTHER PARTICULARS for full details and Person Specification

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

For any questions relating to this recruitment please contact admin@botanic.cam.ac.uk

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Categories: Latest Jobs

Coordinator: Collections - Connections - Communities (Fixed Term)

Mon, 20/11/2023 - 00:00

Using our collections to help solve the problems of our time

The University's collections ¿ across its museums, galleries, libraries, archives, Departments and other research centres ¿ are a superb yet under-used resource. Together, these collections offer new ways to analyse, understand and help solve some of the greatest societal challenges we face today. Collections ¿ Connections ¿ Communities (CCC) is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University, which draws together expertise to promote innovative collections-based research for, and with, communities in our region and beyond.

As CCC Research Coordinator, you will help set our strategic goals and ensure they are met. You will undertake pro-active engagement with potential research collaborators, communities and audiences; you will coordinate a programme of events and manage and develop our website and social media content; map collections and contribute to scoping of a cross-Cambridge collections discovery portal. You will support the governance and administration of the Initiative, including convening and coordinating the meetings of our Steering Group.

Working closely with colleagues within the University of Cambridge, as well as with partners nationally and internationally, you will support the development of projects, including through the workshopping of ideas to identify priority themes and partnerships, contribute to funding applications, and assist with subsequent reporting requirements, including around budgets and impact. Current programmes include the new AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Programme (Collections and Communities in the East of England (CC-EE)); a funding scheme for Participatory Research Grants; and the project African Collections Futures, which is producing a strategic assessment of University of Cambridge collections from, and pertaining to, Africa.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 years in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a security check.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

For any questions relating to this recruitment please contact admin@botanic.cam.ac.uk

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Categories: Latest Jobs