Royal Horticultural Society

Senior Water Scientist (hybrid/flexible working)

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Location: RHS Garden Wisley

Salary: £34,763 - £46,097 FTE per annum

Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours per week)

Contract: Permanent

Overview of the Role:

Are you passionate about optimizing water management within horticulture, with an evidence-based scientific approach? The RHS, the world’s leading gardening charity, is looking to recruit a senior water scientist to carry out research on water dynamics within domestic and public gardens, and to support the development and delivery of the RHS Sustainability Strategy targets around water and the RHS water roadmap. Water is a critical resource in the horticultural sector, but changes in climate, with longer periods of hotter drier weather, and more intense rainfall during periods of wet weather, present significant challenges to gardeners and industry professionals alike. Domestic and public gardens have an important role to play in regulating services around water. How water is managed in gardens has an immediate impact within that space, but also beyond the garden boundary, thereby impacting wider hydrological processes, with implications for integrated water management. 

Applicants for the Senior Water Scientist role should have a PhD in terrestrial hydrology, water management, or water-related environmental science, or an MSc in one of these disciplines together with at least 2 years of relevant experience leading water-quantity related projects in this field, with scientific rigour.

Details of our great benefits can be found here.

Safeguarding and Inclusion

The RHS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all personnel to share in this commitment. We are an inclusive employer and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Job details

Senior Water Scientist (hybrid/flexible working)
The Royal Horticultural Society, 80 Vincent Square London, United Kingdom
Application deadline
2023-03-28 23:59:59
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The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener p...

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