Events Manager (Maternity Cover)
Learning Technologist

Events Manager (Maternity Cover)

Fixed Term post based in Edinburgh

Starting salary £27,516 (band D)

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated Events Manager to cover a period of maternity leave. The successful candidate will help build and deliver an internationally recognised programme of events spanning science, culture and the arts, within a world class botanic garden.

You will work as part of the public engagement team, dedicated to developing audiences and raising awareness of our understanding and appreciation of the natural world. Your role will plan and deliver a programme of public events and activities across the organisation, including our regional gardens. Specifically, you will:

  • Develop and deliver in partnership with others a programme of events for adults and children including our contribution to the Edinburgh International Science Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and other themed programmes
  • Develop and deliver a programme of major events (e.g. Botanic Lates, Botanic Lights, Luna Cinema etc.)
  • Co-ordinate delivery of public events, including event supervision and stewarding as required
  • Contribute to the delivery of a dynamic new public engagement plan, focussing on impactful, sustainable and income generating events, integrated across all four Gardens

Applicants should have a successful track record of developing and delivering public events. Good organisational skills will be essential, as will an ability to communicate verbally and in writing to a variety of audiences and deal with situations as they arise in meeting visitor needs and expectations.

The successful candidate will normally work Monday to Friday, although a degree of flexibility will be required as some weekend or evening working will be required to manage/co-ordinate event delivery events.

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

Interested applicants should send a CV and covering letter outlining the skills and experience you could bring to the post to by noon on Tues. 20th December. You should also complete and return an equal opportunities form from our website. The interviews are expected to take place during the week commencing 16th January 2017.

No recruitment agencies please.

Learning Technologist (3 year fixed term)

Full-time based at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE)

Starting salary £22,826   (Band C)

Help us share our passion about the world of plants!

We are looking for a creative and organised individual to help us expand and develop online learning at RBGE. Our aim is to engage and assist people in the UK and beyond to learn more about the wonderful world of plants.

PropaGate Learning, our virtual learning environment (VLE) was launched in 2013 to enhance development and delivery of our remote and blended learning courses (see for more information) and is now one of the leading online providers of botanical and horticultural education.

Unlike other ways of learning, PropaGate Learning is a unique blend of online and hands-on learning, built on over 300 years of teaching at the Garden and now uses the latest technologies giving learners a sociable and flexible route to recognised qualifications.

PropaGate Learning has been chosen to host LearnToEngage. This is a multi-partner blended learning course funded under the Erasmus+ scheme. Creating online learning materials and working with partner gardens will be a key part of this role. We are also continuing to expand our own range of online/blended learning courses.

The key aspects of this role are: to create attractive and engaging on-line content; set up/administer online courses; support and train our expert tutors; and support our valuable students.

Applicants should have previous experience of online course design and content creation (preferably with Moodle).  Experience of supporting tutors and students to use digital technologies is also essential.

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 your suitability for the post, as well as telling us where you saw the post advertised. Equal opportunities are very important to us, so please complete and return an equal opportunities questionnaire, and send everything to by Midday on Tuesday 13th December 2016.

If you have not heard from us within 1 week of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been shortlisted. Interviews will take place Tuesday 20th December 2016.

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.

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