Vacancies

Community Gardener

12 month fixed-term appointment, Part time (18.5 hrs), based in Edinburgh

Salary £22,862 - £26,452 pro rata (band C)

We are looking to recruit a Community Gardener to join the Public Engagement Team at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. The Edible Gardening Project is the RBGE’s flagship community engagement project directly interacting with over 6000 people a year, and indirectly with many more. Working with an established team of volunteers, you will be responsible for maintaining and developing our demonstration garden. Some of the key tasks include:

• Managing the volunteer team
• Assist with the delivery of community group plots
• Attend and contribute to monthly demonstration garden meetings
• Assist with the preparation of a winter programme for volunteers
• Deliver weekly ‘Meet the Gardener’ events on Mondays and Tuesdays
• Supply salad leaves to gateway, terrace café and staff canteen

Applicants should have the ability to work to a very high standard, able to work in a group situation or individually, be a highly motivated self starter and be a good communicator. Additionally, the successful candidate should have knowledge and experience of practical horticultural techniques, vegetable and fruit growing and volunteer management. A recognised horticultural qualification is desirable.

A full job description and person specification which outlines all of the key responsibilities as well as the essential and desirable criteria can be downloaded from this page.

Applicants should send a CV and covering letter which outlines their suitability for the post as well as a completed equal opportunities form to recruitment@rbge.org.uk by 12 noon on Friday, 24 November 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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Climate Change Adaptation Policy Fellow (Part-Time, 22.2 hours per week)

Based in Edinburgh, 4 month fixed term appointment

£36,139 pro-rata (Band E)

RBGE are looking to recruit a Climate Change Adaptation Policy Fellow to deliver analysis and reporting on behalf of ClimateXChange, the Scottish Government’s Centre of Expertise in Climate Change (http://www.climatexchange.org.uk/). This vacancy is on a fixed term basis and will run from 4 December 2017 to 30 March 2018. Whilst being advertised as part-time, there can be flexibility around the working hours.

The successful candidate will have knowledge of climate change adaptation, with excellent organisational and interpersonal skills and the ability to synthesis complex information into concise, impactful written reporting.

A full job description and person specification which outlines all of the key responsibilities as well as the essential and desirable criteria can be downloaded from this page.

Applicants should send a CV and covering letter which outlines their suitability for the post as well as a completed equal opportunities form to recruitment@rbge.org.uk by 5pm on Monday, 20 November 2017. Interviews will be held at RBGE on Friday, 24 November.

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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PhD Fellowship 11. Is mutational meltdown a threat to the mega diverse genus Begonia?

The Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, announces an opening for a fully funded PhD fellowship under the Plant.ID Horizon2020 European Training Network, starting April 2018.

Further information can be found by following the link below

http://www.plantid.uio.no/jobs/phd-fellowship-11.html

Questions regarding the recruitment should be sent to Catherine Kidner at c.kidner@rbge.ac.uk or the project leader of Plant.ID, Hugo de Boer hugo.deboer@nhm.uio.no

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