- Membership Manager (Maternity Cover)
- Scottish Plant Conservation Officer
- Casual (Fee Paid) Schools Education Tutors
- Historic and Botanic Garden Bursary Scheme (HBGBS)
- On-Line Learning Co-ordinator (Intitial 1 Year Fixed term Appointment)
Fixed-term appointment, based in Edinburgh
Starting Salary £25,690 (Band D)
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh has an opportunity for an experienced Membership Manager to join our Membership and Development Team. This role is for a fixed-term period of 13 months.
This is a highly target driven post and the successful applicant will be tasked with successfully developing and growing membership income across all categories to achieve annual targets. The post holder will be expected to manage an efficient and effective membership programme and encourage the promotion of membership across all four Gardens.
Full details of the post including a job description and person specification can be found on this page. Although ideally full-time, applications on a part-time basis could be considered for exceptional candidates.
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 email@example.com no later than 9am on Thursday 13 March. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of this date, please assume that your application has not been shortlisted.
Interviews will be held on Friday 21 March, with an anticipated start date of Tuesday 22 April.
Permanent, full-time based in Edinburgh
Starting Salary £25,690 (Band D)
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) is one of the world's leading research orientated Botanic Gardens, and is located in a UNESCO World Heritage city famed for its scientific innovation and cultural interest.
We are seeking to employ a Scottish Plant Conservation Officer to:
- Provide expertise and deliver information on Scotland’s plant biodiversity to underpin conservation programmes
- Be involved in collaborative flagship conservation projects, with a clear focus on ‘making a difference’
- Provide training in plant identification, surveying/monitoring and specimen collection
- Generate income from consultancy and grant proposals.
Applicants should be educated to PhD level or have equivalent experience in biodiversity science/conservation biology/plant ecology. The successful applicant will have a good knowledge of the Scottish/UK flora and an understanding of contemporary conservation issues in Scotland. Experience of field work, excellent communication skills, and the ability to write concisely and clearly are also required.
A full job description and person specification can be downloaded from this page. Further details of RBGE’s science and conservation activities can be obtained from www.rbge.org.uk/science. Informal enquiries about this post can be directed to Dr Antje Ahrends, Head of Genetics and Conservation (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Interested applicants should send a CV and covering letter, outlining the skills and experience they could bring to the post, as well as a completed equal opportunities questionnaire to email@example.com or to the HR department, The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR by 5pm GMT on Friday, 4 April 2014.
If you have not heard from us by the 30 April 2014, please assume that your application has not been shortlisted.
£40 per half day or £80 per full day session
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is looking for part-time education tutors to deliver and develop schools programmes at RBGE. We are looking for tutors to deliver half or full day practical educational programmes for school classes from P1 to P7 and/or S2 to S5. Our current schools programme can be viewed online http://www.rbge.org.uk/education/schools
We are looking for experienced, knowledgeable and enthusiastic individuals, with a teaching qualification and excellent communication skills. botanical, horticultural qualifications would be an advantage, but are not essential.
Informal enquiries can be made to Susie Kelpie (Education Officer) either by telephone 0131 248 2970 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have a passion for plants and are interested in sharing your skills and becoming part of the education team at one of the world’s most inspirational botanic gardens, please submit your CV with a covering letter, the names and addresses of two referees as well as a completed equal opportunities questionnaire to email@example.com or to the HR department, The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LRby 21 March 2014
No recruitment agencies please.
We are pleased to announce this year’s placement opportunities from the HBGBS. Please find attached the application forms and the Job Description’s for this September’s intake.
NEW THIS YEAR:
Historic and Botanic Garden Trainee Programme: One and two year placements. Working in partnership with the Royal Botanic Gardens Bursary Scheme and Capel Manor College.
All HBGBS trainee will have:
- A full-time 12 month employment contract with their chosen garden
- A wage no less than the national minimum wage
- A supervisor assigned to mentor their placement and guide their practical training
- A programme of practical tasks to be undertaken during the year
- Weekly plant identification tests
- Access to the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh’s (RBGE) virtual learning environment
Two different placement streams are on offer, though this year RBGE are offering stream 1 only as an option:
Stream 1: One year practical placement
Although there are no formal qualifications arising from the placement the trainee will have access to one of two optional units on the RHS Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth, Health and Applied Propagation, through RBGE’s PropaGate virtual learning environment. Trainees will have full access to the unit, discussion forums and RBGE’s pool of tutors, and will be accessing the material in parallel with stream 2 trainees, so a wider sense of community can result.
You will be awarded an HBGTP Certificate on completion of the placement
Stream 2: Two year placement with study blocks (14 weeks)
As part of the HBGTP, this stream will be delivered in conjunction with:
- RHS Level 3 Diploma in the principles and practices of horticulture
- Two further practical qualifications e.g.
- PA1 and PA6 Pesticide application (C&G)
- Compact tractor qualification (C&G)
On the application form it asks you to name the garden that you have a preference for. You can name as many as you like or simply say ‘any’. This is the list of the gardens that are offering one or both streams of placements.
|Stream 1||Stream 2|
|Mount Stewart & Rowallane||Great Dixter|
|The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh||Mount Stewart & Rowallane|
Please ensure that you complete the correct form when submitting your application.
Full-time based at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Starting salary £25,690
We launched PropagateLearning, our new virtual learning environment (VLE) in 2013, to enhance development and delivery of our remote and blended learning courses (www.propagatelearning.net).
Our aim is for PropagateLearning to become THE best on-line learning platform for horticulture & plant sciences and we are looking for a motivated and innovative individual to join our team. The key aspects of the role are to coordinate the further development of the VLE, support our tutors and create dynamic on-line content. While this post is based within our Learning team, there may also be a requirement to develop content for other departmental areas. The post is initially for one year, but the aim is to make it sustainable and this is an exciting opportunity to help us achieve our vision.
Full details of the post, including a job description and person specification can be found on this page.
Interested applicants should send a CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the post, as well as telling us where you saw the post advertised. You should also complete and return an equal opportunities questionnaire and send everything to firstname.lastname@example.org by midday on Friday 21st March 2014.
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.