Vacancies

A list of our current vacancies.

Urban Biodiversity and Resilience Officer

30 month fixed-term post based in Edinburgh

Full Time

Starting salary £30,652 (band D)

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 excited to offer a thirty month fixed term post based in RBGE’s Science Division. Applicants should have a track-record of research and funding success that addresses plant and/or fungal biodiversity conservation relevant to climate change adaptation, clearly emphasising practical outcomes and benefits to individuals and society.

Specifically, the post holder will research and implement nature based solutions to the climate emergency, with a focus on urban greenspace. They will work to deliver RBGE’s contribution to the Edinburgh Living Landscape Project, by leading on actions that enhance biodiversity to improve the ecological and social functions of urban greenspace and grey infrastructure. Working across Science and Horticultural Divisions, they will develop the RBGE as a hub for demonstrating climate change adaptation. The post-holder will use these platforms to conduct hypothesis-led research and will be expected to take full advantage of opportunities to secure external funding.

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 the skills and experience you could bring to the post, along with a completed equal opportunities questionnaire, to recruitment@rbge.org.uk by noon on Friday 31th January 2020.

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

No recruitment agencies please.

Web Manager

Permanent, part-time 4 days a week, based in Edinburgh

Starting salary £30,652 (Band D pro-rata)

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) is looking for a Web Manager to join its Marketing and Communication team.

You will be central to the creation of new digital content, ensuring that the website truly reflects the organisation, its strategy and objectives.   Working on a daily basis with colleagues, you will develop content that has a consistent tone of voice and delivers RBGE’s key messages in an inspiring way.

This role will support RBGE’s mission to explain the world of plants, using digital content - including words, images and film - to engage with existing and new audiences worldwide.  The website significantly contributes to the organisation’s reputation by sharing rich science, horticulture, education and visitor content.

Applicants should be qualified to degree level, or have equivalent experience in a related subject, and possess excellent communication and prioritisation skills as well as technical expertise in web content uploading and editing.  Experience of working within a team and supporting and training colleagues is essential. 

The information above gives a favour of some of the key responsibilities and knowledge and skills required but a full job description and person specification 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 12pm GMT on Friday, 14 February 2020.

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.

Data Migration Officer (Herbarium)

8 month fixed-term post based in Edinburgh

Full Time

Starting salary £30,652 (band D)

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 excited to offer an eight month fixed term post based in RBGE’s Science Division. Applicants should have strong knowledge and experience of MySQL, XML, OpenRefine and GitHub. Documentation will be a key part of the role and applicants are expected to have substantial documentation and data cleaning experience. Knowledge of PHP and Python would be an advantage.

Specifically, the post holder will lead the data cleaning process with support from RBGE staff familiar with the data and they will undertake much of the data checking and cleaning post migration. The post-holder will also support the training of staff in the use of MySQL-based data management software and assist with the development of customised data entry forms using XML.

Full details of the post including a job description and person specification can be downloaded here.

Interested applicants should send a CV and covering letter outlining the skills and experience you could bring to the post, along with a completed equal opportunities questionnaire, to recruitment@rbge.org.uk by 5pm on Wednesday 5th February 2020.  Interviews are likely to be held the week commencing 16th February 2020.

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

No recruitment agencies please.

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.

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