Chelsea Physic Garden has existed on the bank 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.

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 here: Staff Benefits

We currently have one vacancy:

  • We have a vacancy for a Business Support Manager. Details of this role can be found below. To apply for this position, please complete the application form in full  by 12th November and return it with a covering letter to [email protected] 
  • We want to be an equal opportunities employer. We set out not to discriminate under the Equality Act 2010, and build an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce encouraging equality and diversity. We need your help and co-operation to enable it to do this, and ask you to complete our equality form below.  Filling in this form is voluntary.

The Business Support Manager is a key role supporting the Director, the Board, the directorate and senior management team colleagues both to maintain the business as usual elements of a visitor attraction open to the public but also as the Director leads the organisation through a major project and fundraising appeal, towards its 350 anniversary and beyond. 

To succeed the candidate will have:

  • Experience of working with and within senior leadership teams and making a proactive contribution to their success.
  • Previous experience of confidential minute taking.
  • Confident handling the Directors diary and correspondence and ensuring that the most important is brought to their attention in a timely manner and that their meeting schedule is sustainable.
  • Strong team working and collaborative skills, someone who is open, builds relationships and is proactive in sharing knowledge.
  • Someone who is confident, highly organised and support focused, with demonstrable communication skills.
  • Comfortable working at pace, you will pride yourself on delivering clear, consistent and constructive business support, advice and coaching others.
  • Up to date knowledge of business administration systems and processes, evidenced through your relevant experience and/or a qualification in Business Administration equivalent to NVQ level 4.
  • Basic knowledge of project management and CRM systems would be a great benefit in this role.


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