Urban Biodiversity Project Officer

Two-year Fixed-term appoint, based in Edinburgh

Salary £25,947 (Band D)

Urban greenspace and the link between biodiversity and human well-being are among the most exciting and rapidly expanding areas within conservation. These themes are encapsulated in the Edinburgh Living Landscape project (ELL):

We are recruiting a project officer to deliver the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh’s contribution to the ELL, and support the transformation of Edinburgh’s urban environment. The post holder will be responsible for:

  • coordination of our involvement in the ELL by liaising with diverse partners across a wide range of potential activities
  • delivering practical action to ensure successful and targeted biodiversity conservation during greenspace development

The post holder will be expected to have excellent organisational, inter-personal and communication skills and horticultural experience would be a significant asset. This is a very high profile role which provides the genuine opportunity to make a positive contribution to urban conservation. The post-holder is expected to have the strategic vision to put in place a package of activities that become self-sustaining in the long-term and achieve lasting impact.

A full job description and person specification can be downloaded from this page.  Further details of RBGE’s programme of activities can be obtained from this website.  Informal enquiries or questions with regards to this post can be directed to Dr Christopher Ellis,Head of Cryptogamic Plants and Fungi (

Interested applicants should send a CV and covering letter, outlining the skills and experience they could bring to the post, as well as a completed equal opportunities form to or to the HR department, The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR by 5pm GMT on Friday, 15 May 2015.

If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been shortlisted.

No recruitment agencies please.

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