Vacancies

Garden Supervisor (Herbaceous)

Senior Horticulturist (Rock and Alpine)

Front of House Assistant x 2

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 Garden Supervisor (Herbaceous)

Full-time, Permanent, based in Edinburgh

Salary £28,892 – Pay Award Pending (Band D)

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is looking for a Garden Supervisor to join and lead our Herbaceous team.

You will be responsible for the day to day management of staff, students and volunteers and for the ongoing maintenance and development of our living collection and garden landscape in the Queen Mothers Memorial Garden, Herbaceous borders, wider demonstration garden, herbaceous plantings from Inverleith House to the John Hope Gateway (known internally as the F beds), biodiversity garden, Chinese hillside and extension and the plantings surrounding the pond.

You should hold a National Certificate/SVQ Level 3 in a relevant horticultural field or have equivalent work experience. We are looking for someone who has a passion and enthusiasm for plants, experience of planning, supervising and undertaking horticultural works within a scientific botanic garden plant collection and have previous management experience of supervising horticultural staff, students and volunteers. You should also possess a good working knowledge of workplace health and safety, particularly risk/COSHH and accident recording systems and plant database systems - BG-Base would be advantageous.

Please click here for a full job description and person specification which outlines all of the essential and desirable criteria for this post.

 Applicants should send a CV and covering letter which outlines their suitability for the post to recruitment@rbge.org.uk by noon on 25 April 2018.

 If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been shortlisted.

No recruitment agencies please. 

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Senior Horticulturist (Rock and Alpine)

Full-time, Permanent, based in Edinburgh

Salary £24,005 – Pay Award Pending (Band C)

 The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is looking for a Senior Horticulturist to join the Rock and Alpine team.

We are looking for someone who has an excellent knowledge of plants and horticultural practices, who can plan and supervise horticultural works, has experience of working with a botanic garden plant collection and can maintain plant records as well as be used to working to a very high standard with excellent attention to detail. Applicants should have excellent communication skills, have good IT skills and have a good understanding of health and safety requirements in the workplace. You should ideally hold an SVQ Level 3 qualification in horticulture or have equivalent work experience and ideally applicants should have an interest in alpine and woodland plants.

 Candidates need to be experienced horticulturists and will be required to work with and manage staff, students and volunteers.

 Please click here for a full job description and person specification which outlines all of the essential and desirable criteria for this post.

Applicants should send a CV and covering letter which outlines their suitability for the post to recruitment@rbge.org.uk by noon on 25 April 2018.

If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been shortlisted.

No recruitment agencies please. 

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Front of House Assistant x 2

Fixed term 18 May 2018 – 2 September 2018, based in Edinburgh; part-time 3 or 4 days per week

Starting Salary £16,900 pro rata (Band A),

 We are looking to recruit two self-motivated and enthusiastic individuals to work as part of our Exhibition team at the Inverleith House Gallery on a part time basis. The posts will be split into 1 x 3 days (22.2 hours) per week) and 1 x 4 days (29.6 hours) per. As the exhibition will be open 7 days this could include weekend working. Applicants should also be available to start work on 18 May 2018.

 Specifically you will:

  • Act as first point of contact for all visitors to the gallery, welcoming visitors and providing detailed information about exhibitions
  • Rostering and co-ordinating volunteer invigilators to ensure the gallery is always well staffed
  • Responsible for the smooth running of the gallery during weekends
  • Promoting Inverleith House and Garden-wide events including selling tickets and associated publications
  • Stocktaking and cash up/managing cash and credit card transactions
  • Promoting RBGE membership
  • Responsible for opening and closing Inverleith House (weekends only)

Applicants should be graduates or have equivalent work experience, be highly organised and possess excellent communication skills. An interest in art, culture or nature is desirable.

Full details of the post including a job description and person specification can be downloaded from this page.

Interested applicants should send a CV and covering letter outlining the skills and experience they could bring to the post, along with a completed equal opportunities questionnaire to recruitment@rbge.org.uk no later than 12pm on Thursday, 26 April 2018.

If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date please assume that your application has not been shortlisted.

No recruitment agencies please.

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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)