Current Vacancies

Plant Conservation Officer

We are looking for an enthusiastic Plant Conservation Officer (PCO) who will work to support the effective delivery and development of our plant conservation programmes including the National Plant Collections, Plant Guardians and the Threatened Plants Programme, with specific responsibility for plant records and data.
The Plant Conservation Officer will represent Plant Heritage in its relationship with members, Collection Holders, volunteers and other participants in our conservation programmes. The role will develop and maintain the Collections Management Database (CMD), promote the use of digital recording systems and ensure accuracy in plant data management. The role will also work with fundraising staff to identify and develop opportunities for external funding, in supporting displays at national and local shows, and will support the delivery of all Plant Heritage media and communications by ensuring accuracy in plant nomenclature and collections data.
For the role, you will need at least 3 years practical experience in horticulture or a related area; a qualification in horticulture (HND or equivalent minimum) or a closely related subject area; knowledge of plant conservation theory, curation of plant collections, and plant taxonomy; excellent IT skills (Excel, Word, plant recording databases); excellent interpersonal skills, flexible working approach, meeting management skills, and ability to meet deadlines; full driving licence.

Salary: £20,000 - £24,000 (f/t 3-year fixed term - potential for permanent)
More detail can be downloaded in the job description. To apply, please send CV and covering letter to by 9am on 7th May 2019.


Are you looking for an opportunity to give something back through volunteering as a charity trustee?  We are wishing to recruit Trustees to join the board of Plant Heritage in 2018.  Please see below for the specific skills and experience that we are seeking.
Applicants are invited to complete the short application form and return it to

Application Form to join Plant Heritage Board of Trustees

Role Description Plant Heritage Trustee

Advert Fundraising Trustee

Role description Fundraising Trustee

Resources & Skills Panel - looking for new members

The Resources & Skills Panel (RSP) is looking to recruit some more members. As a result of the reduction in staff at Central Office, members of the panel are carrying out important and critical work for Plant Heritage so this is a chance to be really “hands-on” – at least in the short term.

The scope of activity for the sub-committee which advises the Board of Trustees includes  


·         Advising the Trustees on budgetary matters and monitoring the Accounts 

·         Reviewing the ROI (return on investment) of PH activities 

·         Group Financial Guidelines and oversight of Group finances 

·         Ensuring that Risks to the charity are monitored and acted upon 

·         Information Management Strategy 

·         Fundraising Strategy 

·         Skills and training for Trustees and panels 

For full details click here. We would really appreciate some more help in these important areas so please, if you have a few spare hours and have some experience in these areas, we look forward to hearing from you.

Helen Moorcraft, Chair, RSP.   Please email



Plant Heritage is currently seeking a part-time volunteer to support the Board by providing company secretary support.
Ideally the volunteer will have some experience of company secretariat work although training will be given.

Please contact us via for more details.

We also welcome volunteers in a number of areas from administration, to project work, to PR! Please get in touch if you would like to contribute your skills and enthusiasm to a worthy cause: 01483 447540

Anuual membership

Plant Conservation Officer vacancy

We are seeking a Plant Conservation Officer to support our conservation programmes: National Plant Collections, Plant Guardians,Threatened Plants Programme; with responsibility for plant records and data.


2019 National AGM & Members' Weekend

Join us for our National Members' Weekend and AGM on 3-5 May 2019, taking place in the leafy county of Sussex, with visits to see the extensive plantings at Borde Hill gardens, or to the recently restored Leonardslee gardens.

Leonardslee Gardens

Donate and support Plant Heritage

"By supporting the Threatened Plants Appeal, you will be instrumental in not only safeguarding it, but also ensuring that our work carries on." Alan Titchmarsh

Alan Titchmarsh

Johnsons Seeds raising money for Plant Conservation

Johnsons Seeds will donate 25p to Plant Heritage from all sales of 'Pink Pearl' - from its new World Botanic Seed Range

World Botanic seed packs
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