Vacancies

Horticulturist (Rock and Alpine)
Full time and permanent, based in Edinburgh
Salary: £16,944 to £19,700 (Pay Band B)

We are looking to recruit a Horticulturist to join the Rock and Alpine team at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

In this job you will be involved in maintaining and enhancing the Living Collection, tasks will include potting, weeding, watering, propagation, planting, cutting grass as well as being involved in project work within the wider Outdoor Living Collections Department. 

Applicants should be qualified to SVQ Level 2 or equivalent, have the ability to work to a very high standard, be computer literate, able to work in a group situation or individually, be highly motivated and be a good communicator.  Additionally, the successful candidate should have knowledge of botanical horticulture, garden maintenance, an interest in alpine plants and be experienced in propagation techniques.  Previous, practical horticultural experience 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 5pm on Thursday, 18 February 2016.

Interviews are likely to be week beginning 29 February and will involve a practical element.

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.

Interpretation Manager (Maternity cover to March 2017)
Fixed term, based in Edinburgh
Salary £26,206 to £30,746 (Band D)

We’re looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic Interpretation Manager to join our small team to cover a period of maternity leave.

The role is responsible for the provision of core visitor information materials including maps, map leaflets and all visitor signage across all four garden sites. You will take the lead in the delivery and management of all permanent interpretation materials, including budgeting, timetabling, research, compilation, design and implementation of panels as well as display and related materials.

Interested applicants should have previous design experience, be able to use desk top publishing software and have a good working knowledge of the design process. You’ll need to be a good communicator, capable of planning and delivering work as part of a small team, and able to work with a variety of different people across the organisation.

Full details of the job description and person specification can be downloaded from this page. We’d be happy to consider interested applicants looking to work on either a full or part-time basis.

Applicants should send a CV and covering letter, outlining the skills and experience they could bring to the post to recruitment@rbge.org.uk by midday GMT on Friday 19 February 2016. Please also submit a completed equal opportunities form which can be downloaded from this page.

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

No recruitment agencies please.

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