Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Leading Gardening Charity
  • Year established:
    1861
  • Website:
    http://www.rhs.org.uk
  • Contact
    • 80 Vincent Square, Victoria, lONDON, SW19 2PD

About Royal Horticultural Society

The Royal Horticultural Society are Britain’s largest gardening charity, sparking the imagination of the nation’s gardeners with public gardens, shows and work in education, science and local communities. They run Europe’s largest community gardening campaigns, through RHS Britain in Bloom, as well as the Campaign for School Gardening and regional outreach programmes in Scotland, Yorkshire and the North East.

The RHS School of Horticulture training courses give students a practical way to understand the theory of horticulture with the RHS also offering horticultural apprenticeships. Employees are encouraged to continually seek out opportunities to learn and develop, which typically takes place on the job, but there are also specific assignments set to enable further training and growth.

Founded in 1804, the RHS aims to be known, loved and trusted as the charity for all gardeners, transform communities through gardening and to create world-leading horticulture that inspires people to garden.


What is it like to work for Royal Horticultural Society

Leadership
Leadership
The company director general speaks to all employees twice a year during the business update roadshows, as well as introducing the RHS employee newsletter each month to provide updates, discuss news and celebrate successes. The Leadership team also attend a quarterly induction programme to meet and greet all new starters.
My Team
My Team
All areas hold monthly team meetings to discuss projects and raise questions. There are also offsite team days that help them to build relationships, such as one held at RHS Garden Wisley, where attendees could learn more about what their colleagues do and identify any challenges.
My Company
My Company
Core values are to inspire, involve, inform and improve. These are regularly communicated to all employees, including in the weekly staff email update - Weeder’s Digest - and by the leadership team at the quarterly business update roadshows that take place at each site.

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Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    13%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    24%

  • Male : Female:

    39% / 61%

  • Average Age:

    42

  • UK sites:

    7

  • Staff:

    892

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