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Head of Shows Development

Posted 12 months ago

  • Are you a creative thinker with a passion for strategic thinking and a track record of commercial success and event delivery?
  • Are you able to deliver an internationally renowned show and event programme which provides a world class customer experience?
  • Are you an inspirational leader who knows how to get the best from people and develop a strong creative team?
  • Are you ready to embark on an exciting and challenging career with a charity whose success has been ongoing for more than two centuries and is now embarked on an incredible investment programme of growth and change?
If you can say “yes” to these questions then you may be interested in our Head of Shows Development role.  The RHS has been the national force behind gardening for more than 200 years, and today our vision is more relevant than ever to enrich everyone’s life through plants, making the UK a greener and more beautiful place. Our shows, including the internationally renowned RHS Chelsea Flower Show, are recognised as the world’s best and most famous horticultural events.
This is a unique opportunity for a creative and talented events leader with horticultural experience to empower their teams to deliver these inspiring shows and be a core part of the Shows Senior Management Team. You will be responsible for successfully leading the Shows team and the strategic development, planning, organisation, execution and communication of the Society’s shows programme. Innovating, curating and delivering an outstanding and memorable visitor experience and strong commercial performance is key as well as showcasing horticultural excellence and promoting the charitable work of the Society. 
From working with some of the world’s leading garden designers, nurseries, exhibitors and prestigious sponsors to ensuring the highest standards of creative content, the Head of Shows Development role offers a varied, challenging and high profile career where you will play a vital role in inspiring millions of  visitors and viewers and raising the profile of horticulture.   
There is a requirement to have a flexible approach to working hours, as well as the ability to travel to and work at various locations around the UK.

Competitive salary, dependant on experience and qualifications

Royal Horticultural Society

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