Vacancies

Director of Enterprise & Communication

Visitor Welcome Team Member

Project Coordinator – 350th Anniversary Celebrations

Horticulturist Vacancies

Part-time Retail Assistant- Logan Botanic Garden 

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Director of Enterprise & Communication

Starting salary £71k plus civil service pension and other benefits

37 hours per week based in Edinburgh

 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 Director of Enterprise and Communication to join our Leadership Team to further develop our income and to enhance our profile and audience reach.

 You will provide strategic and operational direction to a multi-functional team of professionals that delivers our growing retail, catering and visitor services operations, our crucial marketing and communication activities, and our dynamic events and exhibitions programmes.  

 We are looking for an exceptional individual with significant leadership and management experience and a strong commercial skill set. Applicants will need to be innovative, have great enthusiasm for getting things done and be adept at working across organisational boundaries. Experience of developing and meeting commercial targets, strong communications skills and a record of driving operational excellence is critical. Strong people and financial management skills will be essential, as will an ability to operate and influence up to Board level.

 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 recruitment@rbge.org.uk, along with a completed equal opportunities questionnaire, by midday on Mon. 19th February 2018. Interviews will be held on Thurs. 1st March 2018.

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.

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Visitor Welcome Team Member

Starting Salary £18,681 (Pay Band B)

Fixed Term Post; based in Edinburgh

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is looking to recruit a fixed term, Visitor Welcome Team Member from April to the end of October 2018.  The successful candidate will work on a 5/7 roster basis which will include working weekends.

The primary focus of this role is to ensure that visitors receive a first class visitor welcome, ensure the living collection is secured, and that visitors are provided with a safe environment.  You will also have the responsibility of promoting and selling Glasshouse tickets, RBGE membership, Maps and Daily Garden Walks. The team remit also includes working with the events and exhibitions team to provide access and information to various public exhibitions and events, including the Real Life Science Studio.  You will also be responsible for opening, closing and security of various Garden buildings.

Applicants should have previous experience working in a visitor or customer service environment. You will be proactive and take responsibility for your own workload, prioritising to meet conflicting demands, have a can-do attitude, have excellent interpersonal skills and have the ability to communicate with people at all levels, excellent customer service skills, ability to work flexibly across a range of areas and be able to use initiative and work to tight deadlines.

A full job description and person specification outlining all the essential and desirable criteria can be downloaded from this page.

Completed application forms and an equal opportunities questionnaire should be sent to our HR Team at recruitment@rbge.org.uk by Sunday 18th February 2018.

If you have not heard from us by 4th March 2018, please assume that your application has not been shortlisted.

No recruitment agencies please.

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Project Coordinator – 350th Anniversary Celebrations

Part-time based in Edinburgh

Fixed-term to February 2021

Starting salary £28,892 (band D - pro rata)

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 celebrating our 350th anniversary in 2020 and looking forward to the next 100 years. We are seeking a creative individual to coordinate the development and delivery of a programme of high profile activities and events with appeal to the whole range of our audiences. The celebrations are designed to boost our reach and profile, enhance public engagement, increase income and leave a lasting legacy.

This role will be pivotal to the success of our anniversary activities. Working with colleagues and project teams from across the organisation you will have overall responsibility for the anniversary programme. Applicants will need to have project management experience, preferably in a similar role, along with proven people and financial management skills and an ability to think strategically. You’ll need a demonstrable and creditable track record in developing and delivering events, securing partnerships and have a strong empathy for the natural environment. 

This post is offered on a part-time basis 3-4 days per week to the end of February 2021. The role may include some evening and weekend working.

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 recruitment@rbge.org.uk, along with a completed equal opportunities questionnaire, by midday on Fri. 2nd March 2018.

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.

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Horticulturist Vacancies

2 x Full-time permanent posts based at Logan Botanic Garden

Starting salary £18,681 (Band B)

We have an opportunity for 2 Horticulturists to join the team at Logan Botanic Garden. 

You will be required to carry out maintenance on the plant collection at Logan Botanic Garden, including grass cutting, pruning, weeding, edging and using various types of horticultural machinery. You will also carry out development work including re-landscaping, planting, drainage, tree felling and other associated duties.

Ideally applicants should hold a recognised horticultural qualification and have relevant practical experience. You shall have a positive, pro-active personality and be comfortable working within a team environment but also be self-motivated as there will be periods of lone working. You should have good horticultural and plant knowledge, be familiar with common pests and diseases, and have experience of the operation and maintenance of a range of horticultural machinery. It would also be beneficial for candidates to have both spraying and chainsaw certification.  You should be a good communicator capable of receiving instruction, providing feed-back and be at ease with garden visitors.

A full job description and person specification outlining all the essential and desirable criteria can be downloaded from this page.

Interested applicants should send a CV and covering letter which outlines your suitability for this post. You should also complete and return an equal opportunities questionnaire.  Applications should be sent to recruitment@rbge.org.uk by Sunday 4th March 2018. Interviews will be held on Monday 12th March 2018 at Logan Botanic Garden Port Logan, Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway, DG9 9ND.

No recruitment agencies please.

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 BOTANICS TRADING COMPANY LTD

Retail Assistant

Part-time seasonal position (12 hours per week)

Starting salary £16,320 pro-rata

Fixed Term, based at Logan Botanic Garden

 The Botanics Trading Company Ltd seeks to appoint a part-time Retail Assistant.   This post will run from 1st March until 15th October 2018 and the successful applicant will work 2 days per week on a rota basis which will include working weekends.  Applicants should possess excellent customer service skills and experience in a fast paced retail environment. A friendly outgoing personality and good attention to detail are essential.

A full job description and person specification which outlines all of the essential and desirable criteria for this post can be downloaded from this page.

Applications should be made by way of CV or application letter which outlines your suitability for this post and should be emailed to recruitment@rbge.org.uk by noon on Wednesday the 21st of February.

If you have not heard from us by 1st of March, please assume 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)