Current vacancies


Project Manager

Chelsea Physic Garden (CPG) has received a National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) delivery grant award for its Glasshouse Restoration and reinterpretation project and is focussed on achieving all aspects of the capital and activities programme set out in its grant award within the stated timetable.

Funded by CPG this role is responsible for coordinating, accurate reporting and ensuring delivery of all aspects of the capital and programme activity on time and on budget.
The Project Manager is directly accountable to the Director who Chairs the Project Board and who is ultimately accountable to the Board of Trustees.

The project has a combined capital restoration, redevelopment and activity programme value of £2.162m which is funded by a 31% NLHF Heritage Grant and from charitable grants, individual gifts and supporter donations.

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Schools & families Officer (4 days per week including regular Sunday working)

The Schools & Families Officer will take a leading role in the ongoing development of Chelsea Physic Garden’s Schools and Family programme. The post-holder will help CPG to engage with a wider range of people through our schools and families’ programme. They will be required to meet annual income and engagement targets delivered by or on behalf of the Garden, with the ambition to increase engagement with schools and families from 4300 participants to at least 7000 in the next three years.

They will ensure that our schools programme compliments the National Curriculum and our organisational mission to demonstrate the medicinal, economic, cultural and environmental importance of plants to the well-being of humankind. The post holder will create a programme that is engaging and relevant for both our schools and family audiences.

The deadline to apply for this role is Monday 12 April 2021

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Learning and Public Engagement Coordinator (Part-Time Fixed Term Role)

We are looking to recruit a part-time (21 hours a week) Learning and Public Engagement Coordinator to join our Learning and Public Engagement team. This role is funded by John Lyon’s Charity and is a fixed-term contract until February 2023.

The role reflects the growing needs of our Learning Department and will help to manage the busy daily departmental operations alongside an expanding engagement programme, including helping to develop our digital programme.

The post-holder will have responsibility for improving internal processes including monitoring and evaluation and increasing our profile and network among local community groups working with young people and families.

The deadline to apply for this role is Tuesday 6 April 2021

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Chelsea Physic Garden is a London Living Wage Employer

Chelsea Physic Garden has existed on the banks of the Thames since 1673, delivering its founding mission to demonstrate the importance of medicinal and herbal plants to the well-being of humankind.

The Garden has a successful education programme, a thriving membership and annually welcomes over 50,000 visitors. As a financially self-supporting charity, the Garden’s challenge for the future is to reinforce its relevance and popularity whilst strengthening its diverse income streams.

Chelsea Physic Garden is an inclusive employer. We welcome applications from everyone, including members of the LGBTQIA+ community, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people from all ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds.

Working at Chelsea Physic Garden is rewarding; not only do you get to work in an iconic and beautiful location, a number of benefits exist for employees. To view them click below.

Staff benefits

Become a Horticultural Trainee

Horticultural traineeships give trainees 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.

Our 2018-19 horticultural trainees have been supported by:

  • Barbara Whatmore Charitable Trust
  • Finnis Scott Foundation
  • John Swire (1989) Charitable Trust
  • Lord Leverhulme’s Charitable Trust
  • Peter Stormonth Darling Charitable Trust
  • Dr Sarah McGinty, PhD
  • Stevenson Family’s Charitable Trust
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We also rely a large network of volunteers

Are you a people person dedicated to a high standard of customer service, who would like to spend time in London’s oldest botanic garden?

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