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RBGE Values

We are Inclusive: We recognise, reward and celebrate each other’s unique contribution and treat everyone with dignity and respect

We value Pride: We have a strong sense of belonging and demonstrate this through what we say and what we do

We have Purpose: We are clear on the long and short term priorities of RBGE and align our contribution, responses and actions to these

We are Communicative: We are open, respectful, and consultative, creating an environment of transparency and trust

We are Collaborative: We respect expertise and actively seek opportunities to improve how we work together

We are Customer-focused: We understand the needs of our customers and colleagues, and meet and exceed their expectations

We celebrate and value Curiosity: We are inquisitive and engaged with the world around us, constantly exploring, expanding our expertise and sharing our knowledge

RBGE Staff Benefits

RBGE offer staff a wide range of benefits in addition to salary.  Further information can be found by following the link below:

Staff Benefits

Athena Swan

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is committed to providing a fair and equitable working environment and supporting a diverse and inclusive workforce.  

We encourage applicants from all backgrounds to these posts.  We have a range of initiatives to promote diversity and inclusivity, including flexible working for staff with, for example, parenting and carer responsibilities, and proactive celebration of diversity among our staff, students and volunteers.  

RBGE holds an Athena SWAN Research Institute Bronze Award in acknowledgement of our commitment to the advancement of gender equality.

For more information on the history and principles of the Athena SWAN Charter please visit the Athena SWAN website.


The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a charity (registration number SC007983)