Recruitment and selection policy

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh bases its recruitment and selection policy on the Civil Service Order in Council 1995, which sets out the legal basis for recruitment policies and practice. The Civil Service Commissioner's Recruitment Code interprets the principles for recruitment into the Civil and Public Service contained in the order in Council. These principles and the code form a mandatory framework within which Civil and Public Service recruitment and selection, including recruitment to Executive NDPB's, such as Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh should operate.

The Garden is developing systems to ensure that recruitment and selection is carried out in accordance with our policies and in accordance with the requirements of the Civil Service Commissioner's Recruitment Code. Appointments are made on merit through fair and open campaigns. Recruitment and selection procedures will be subject to both internal checks and external audit. This ensures that the best available person for the job is appointed and that all appointments are above suspicion of patronage.

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is an Equal Opportunities employer and its recruitment procedures must guard against discrimination on the basis of:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Sex
  • Gender reassignment
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Race (including colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins)
  • Sexual orientation
  • Religion or belief
  • Marital status or civil partnership

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The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a charity (registration number SC007983)