The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) needs keen and enthusiastic individuals to support the Garden’s mission to explore, conserve and explain the world of plants for a better future.
We have four sites around Scotland, Dawyck Botanic Garden near Peebles, Benmore Botanic Garden in Dunoon, Logan Botanic Garden near Stranraer and in Edinburgh.
We currently employ around 240 staff and work with around 300 volunteers to achieve our objectives.
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is committed to ensuring that all staff and customers are treated equally irrespective of their age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity. Our strategy may be downloaded from the box on the right.
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- Temporary Retail Assistants
BOTANICS TRADING COMPANY LTD
From 24th November 2021 to 2nd January 2022
Based in Edinburgh
Salary per hour £9.54, 30 hours per week
(predominantly evening shifts 4pm to 10pm with some day shifts required 10am to 4pm)
The Botanics Trading Company Ltd is looking to appoint temporary sales assistants to support our Christmas at the Botanics light event at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh that runs from November 25th to January 2nd 2022. 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. Successful candidates would be required to work evening shifts from 4pm for a maximum of 6 hours per shift to 10pm including some weekends as well as Christmas Eve and Boxing Day.
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 and covering letter which outlines your suitability for this post and should be sent to the People and Organisational Development Department at The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR or firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Wednesday 20th October.
If you have not heard from us by Friday 29th October, please assume your application has not been shortlisted.
No recruitment agencies please.
- Digital Content Executive
Permanent, full-time post, based in Edinburgh
Starting Salary £26,756, Band C
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) is looking for a Digital Content Executive to join its Marketing and Communication team.
An enthusiastic team player, you will manage and grow our social media activity and online communities - from content creation, moderation, relationship building to optimisation.
Our social media channels significantly contribute to the organisation’s reputation by sharing rich science, horticultural, educational and visitor content. You will work on a daily basis with colleagues to extend the reach of our voice and generate compelling content – including words, video and photography - that delivers RBGE’s vision, mission and values in an engaging way.
By evaluating and measuring our social media activity, you’ll make sure that we are increasing awareness and engagement through all we share.
Applicants should be qualified to degree level, or have equivalent experience in a related subject, with relevant experience in social media management and the production of digital content. Applicants must also possess excellent copywriting and communication skills, with the ability to multi-task and work to tight deadlines. They must also be skilled in video camera operation and video editing. Knowledge of CRM systems for data management are desirable.
Full details of the post, including a job description and person specification can be downloaded from this page. The flexibility to work at short notice and out of normal office hours will be required.
Interested applicants should send a CV and covering letter which outlines your suitability for this post as well as a completed online equal opportunities questionnaire to email@example.com by Friday 29 October 2021. Interviews will be held in the week commencing Monday 15 November 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.
- Shop Manager
BOTANICS TRADING COMPANY LTD
Full Time position based in Edinburgh (37 hours per week working across 5 days)
Starting salary £23,000
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) is a 5-star visitor attraction in the heart of Edinburgh and one of the world’s leading botanic gardens. Together with three regional gardens, Dawyck, Logan and Benmore, its mission is to ‘Explore, conserve and explain plants for a better future’. All profits raised through its retail operations support the important research work of the garden. The garden is embarking on an ambitious capital project – Edinburgh Biomes – to redevelop its glasshouses over the coming years. There are two shops at the Edinburgh site: the recently refurbished main shop in the John Hope Gateway and an exhibitions shop at Inverleith House.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Shop Manager based at our Edinburgh site. you will be responsible for the day-to-day management of a retail team of around 10-12 staff, driving sales and profitability, working with the management team on seasonal planning and ensuring the smooth running of the retail operation and the delivery of 5-star customer service. You will also be the key point of contact for the retail teams at our regional gardens in relation to operational matters, staffing, stock replenishment and visual merchandising and will conduct seasonal site visits.
Candidates should possess strong organisational and leadership skills and have proven experience of managing and motivating staff in a retail setting, as well as delivering 5-star customer service, driving sales and delivering excellent visual merchandising standards. A confident and outgoing personality and the ability to work with both the retail team and staff across the organisation to deliver objectives is 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 and a covering letter which outlines your experience and suitability for this post to firstname.lastname@example.org by end of day Sunday 31st October 2021.
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