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Senior Horticulturist - Arboretum (9 month fixed term contract) 

Senior Horticulturist –Arboretum (Part-time, 30.64 hours)

Fixed Term (maternity cover, 9 months), based in Edinburgh

Starting salary £22,862 (Pro rata)


The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is looking to recruit a Senior Horticulturist to join our Arboretum team at the Edinburgh Garden.  You will play a key role in maintaining and improving this dynamic garden. This is a 9 month fixed term appointment, working 7:30am to 3:50pm, Monday to Thursday.

The Arboretum team is responsible for maintaining and developing areas within the outdoor living collection. The work is managed seasonally and includes; redevelopment and creation of beds, bed maintenance, hedge cutting, planting and tree work.

We are looking for someone with good plant knowledge who can represent the standards and values that are synonymous with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.  An excellent communicator you will have effective team working and planning skills you will be expected to work safely and efficiently alongside colleagues, students and volunteers. You will take responsibility for the quality of work as well as ensuring that the whole team follow best practice in carrying out their tasks.

You will have direct responsibility for managing a group of volunteers that join the team one day a week.

Please click here for a full job description and person specification.  

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 by noon on Monday 24 July 2017.

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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