Vacancies

A list of our current vacancies.

Head of Education

Salary range £51,026- £56,205, depending on experience (band F)

Hours 37

We have an exciting opening for an experienced individual to lead, the development and delivery of formal and informal education at RBGE. 

Based in Edinburgh and supporting our three regional gardens, the post holder will be responsible for the overall leadership and management of our education team, covering a remit that ranges from schools, short course and vocational certificates through to our graduate and post-graduate courses, both taught and on-line programmes.

You’ll be joining a dedicated and highly motivated team of staff and volunteers at an exciting time in our 350th anniversary year. Utilising your strong strategic, leadership and organisational skills you’ll be developing and delivering our future Education offer within the backdrop of the Edinburgh Biomes Project – the largest building programme in RBGE history! This is literally a once in a generation opportunity to forge our learning programmes for the future.

 You will bring with you a strong proven track record in leadership and development from an FE/HE environment and be ideally well grounded in either horticulture, plant sciences or a related field.   Line management experience will be an essential component, along with an ability to manage budgets, along with and ability to advocate and steer others through change. You’ll need to be able to communicate well both verbally and in writing, and have well-developed influencing skills to make the role a success.

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, plus a completed equal opportunities questionnaire from our website to recruitment@rbge.org.uk by midday GMT on 31st October 2019.

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.

Weekend Retail Assistant

BOTANICS TRADING COMPANY LTD

Part-time permanent position (15 hours per week working Saturday and Sunday)

Based in Edinburgh

£17,425 pro rata (£9.06 per hour)

The Botanics Trading Company Ltd is looking to appoint a Weekend Sales Assistant, to work at the Botanics Shop located at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Applicants should possess excellent customer service skills and experience of working in a fast-paced retail environment. A friendly outgoing personality, good attention to detail and the ability to work as part of a team are essential. Plant knowledge is desirable. Successful candidates would be required to work on Saturdays and Sundays.

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 HR Department at The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR or recruitment@rbge.org.uk by noon on Thursday 24th October.

No recruitment agencies please.

 

 

Temporary Retail Assistant (4 months)

BOTANICS TRADING COMPANY LTD

 Full Time, 37 Hours per week (5 days per week from Saturday to Wednesday)

Salary £17,425

The Botanics Trading Company Ltd is looking to appoint a Sales Assistant on a temporary basis to work at the Botanics Shop located at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Applicants should possess excellent customer service skills and experience of working in a fast-paced retail environment. A friendly outgoing personality, good attention to detail and the ability to work as part of a team are 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 covering letter which outlines your suitability for this post and should be sent to the HR Department at The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR or recruitment@rbge.org.uk by noon on Thursday 24th October.

No recruitment agencies please.

Temporary Retail Assistants x2

BOTANICS TRADING COMPANY LTD

 Fixed Term Contract running from 22nd November 2019 to 29th December 2019

Based in Edinburgh

Salary £9.06 per hour (enhanced payment if you work Christmas Eve or Boxing Day) 

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 2 temporary sales assistants to support our Christmas at the Botanics light event at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. 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 HR Department at The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR or recruitment@rbge.org.uk by noon on Thursday 24th October 2019.

No recruitment agencies please.

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