Head of Resources and Planning

Starting salary £58,345 (band G) plus civil service pension and other benefits

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is one of the world’s top four botanic gardens based on the quality, breadth and depth of our science, plant collections, public engagement and education. We are looking to recruit a Head of Resources & Planning to join our Senior Management Team to deliver the high quality corporate, financial and resource management that underpins the continued success of the organisation.

The role will lead and line manage our finance, HR, and corporate planning teams, and will be the most senior finance presence in the organisation, responsible for developing, leading, and implementing strategic financial plans. Corporate governance will also be a key part of the role, and you will be expected to act as our Company Secretary in advising and guiding our Regius Keeper and Board of Trustees in this area. You will also be responsible for coordinating our strategic and operational planning, and for providing the main point of contact with our sponsor team in the Scottish Government.

Applicants should either be qualified accountants or have an MBA and a sound understanding of finance and business planning, or equivalent experience. Leadership experience at a senior level will be essential, and a solid background in strategic and operational planning will also be needed. The skill and experience to develop and embed a culture of customer focus and performance management is an important aspect of this job..  

A full job description and person specification for the role can be downloaded from this page.

Interested candidates should send a CV and covering letter outlining the skills and experience they could bring to the post to, along with a completed equal opportunities questionnaire, by noon on Mon. 23rd October. Interviews will be held in the week commencing 13th November.

If you haven’t heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume your application hasn’t been successful on this occasion.

No recruitment agencies please.


Fundraising & Membership Administrator

Salary: £18,681 - £19,900 (pay band B)

Based in Edinburgh

Full Time, Permanent

 The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is looking to recruit an administrator to join our Fundraising and Membership team. This is an exciting time as we are soon going to be expanding our team to increase our fundraising capacity.

You will be responsible for general administrative duties as part of a small team where a degree of flexibility is required. This is a varied role and in addition to general office duties, you will maintain our donor and membership database using Raiser’s Edge.  This will include inputting and updating records, producing mail shots and generating reports.  You will also be dealing with public enquiries, co-ordinating our commemorative programme, producing copy for newsletters and websites, and assisting with event organisation.  As a highly organised individual, you should have good written, numerical and verbal communication skills and be computer literate.

You will have sound administrative and organisational skills, and will need to have good attention to detail. Experience of working with Raiser’s Edge or similar CRM database is highly 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 form available from our website to by midday on Friday 3rd November.

 If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the application deadline, please assume that your application has not been shortlisted on this occasion.

 No recruitment agencies please.

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RBGE was awarded the Athena SWAN Research Institute Bronze Award in September 2016 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)